New university thesis topics reflect local contributions

After scrapping foreign authors from the syllabus, the University of Rajasthan's commerce department has suggested new topics for dissertations which include Vedas and management, Lord Krishna, Lord Mahavir, Mahatma Gandhi, the relevance of Gita and the management of stress through yoga, among others, writes Shoeb Khan for TNN.

"The move is intended to make students aware of the great contribution made by the Indian scriptures, religious figures and Indian philosophy in shaping management the world over. These epics have all the elements which form the basis of modern day management systems," said Professor Naveen Mathur, former principal of the university’s Commerce College and former head of the syllabus revision committee.

Chapters by the foreign authors like Robert Owen, James Burnham, Mary Parker Follett, who pioneered in the field of organisational theory and organisational behaviour, and Oliver Sheldon, known for his public and business administration rules, were replaced to give space to philosophies of Swami Vivekananda and Mahatma Gandhi along with religious texts in Ramayana, Mahabharata and Gita.
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