Course in Gandhian thought at Wardha

Staff Reporter

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Institute of Gandhian Studies, Wardha, has invited applications for a residential postgraduate diploma course in Gandhian thought. The objective of the course, a press note here said, is to provide an intensive study of the philosophy, life and methodology of Gandhi.

The eight-month course provides an experience of community life, manual work, spinning, sanitation, agriculture and devotional music. Classes and discussions are held in English and Hindi.

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The faculty members are eminent leaders of the Gandhian movement and academics of repute. The course is a demanding one requiring sustained physical and mental work.

The institute seeks to develop a vision of harmonious life based on self-discipline, respect for labour and self-reliance. There will be opportunities to visit various organisations working along Gandhian lines. Several short-term courses are held in the institute and students of this programme will have the opportunity to attend some of them. Students are expected to take full part in the work of the campus community, the press note said.

Applicants must have a Master’s or a Bachelor’s degree in arts, commerce or science. The upper age limit for applicants is 30. There will be no course fee; hostel accommodation is free.

A monthly stipend of Rs.700 will be paid to a limited number of students from economically disadvantaged families.

The number of seats is 15. Applications must reach the institute on or before June 30. The course will commence in the first week of August.

Details and the application forms can be had from the Dean, Institute of Gandhian Studies, Gopuri Wardha, Maharashtra, 442 001, the press note added.

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