AMU, BHU might lose 'Hindu', 'Muslim' from names

AMU, BHU might lose 'Hindu', 'Muslim' from names

Unidentified officials close to the panel's functioning told Scroll.in that the suggestion was part of a revised version of the audit committee's report. Similarly, it cited the same reason to recommend that BHU's name be amended as well.

A committee set up by the University Grants Commission (UGC) has suggested removing the words "Muslim" from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and "Hindu" from Banaras Hindu University (BHU) to reflect the secular character of these central universities. The panel member added that the universities can be simply named Aligarh University and Banaras University or be renamed after their founders.

Since the universities are centrally funded, they are secular institutions, the panel said.

Earlier, the committee had reportedly suggested that the V-C of AMU should be selected in the same way as other universities.

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The varsity also opposed UGC's suggestion to drop religious words from its name.

Among other recommendations to the AMU, the panel has asked for measures to elevate the condition of poor Muslims on campus and prevent "inbreeding", in which a majority of faculty appointments are of its former students.

However, the report refrained from commenting on the institutions' minority status as the matter is sub-judice. The committee was set up to investigate the complaints of irregularities against 10 central universities. Other educational institutions were - Allahabad University, Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University in Uttarakhand, Pondicherry University, Central University of Rajasthan, Central University of Jharkhand, Central University of Jammu, University of Tripura and Hari Singh Gour University in Madhya Pradesh and Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalaya in Wardha.

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