By Neha Pushkarna
Delhi University’s academic council (AC) on Tuesday cleared the new curricula for history and sociology, but not without stipulations.
The members found the sociology syllabus to be leaning towards “left ideology” and a bit dense for undergraduate students.
The AC has asked the sociology department to review the syllabus and make the suggested changes within the next three months.
The department has been asked to cut down on the number of papers on Marx and introduce Indian social thinkers in the content. The two courses had been pending because of “noncooperation” from teachers.
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By Dipankar Bhattacharya, general secretary, Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation
Courtesy: Links International Journal
May 24, 2009 — The results of 2009 elections for the Lok Sabha elections (India’s lower house of parliament) can be described as a string of surprises, not only for many well-entrenched parties and seasoned politicians but also for a host of commonsense notions about contemporary Indian political reality. Of late, it has become customary to look at elections in India through the prism of coalition politics, caste equations and regional diversities. Verdict 2009 has given a serious jolt to this facile view and reasserted the underlying structural dynamics of Indian politics.
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