UGC asks for details on Buddhism courses, Pali language to generate database

Chennai, Mar 18: In order to contribute to preparing a comprehensive database on all Buddhism-related courses, the University and Grants Commission (UGC) has asked all the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and Universities, including those in Tamil Nadu.
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The move comes as part of the Union government’s initiative on the revival of the country as a global centre of Buddhist Culture and Tourism. Accordingly, the commencement of courses related to Buddhism and courses supplementing tourism studies and promotion of the Pali language was some of the initiatives. At present only a few state-run institutions, including the University of Madras in Tamil Nadu have Buddhism related courses.
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