Yet another row has erupted in the academic sector in Kerala, this time over the recommendation of books of a prominent Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ideologue in the curriculum of the newly sanctioned post-graduation course in Public Administration at the Kannur University.
The controversy came even as a recently issued circular at the central university in Kasaragod warned its faculty of disciplinary action if their lectures or statements were ‘provocative’ or ‘anti-national’.
‘Only if This Is Taught in Detail Will One Know What Damage These People Have Done’
These books are included in the curriculum in the third semester of the post-graduate Public Administration course. The course is currently offered only at the Government Brennen College in Thalassery in Kannur.
But what has come as a surprise to many, is the way the chairperson of Kannur University, MK Hassan, belonging to the Students Federation of India (SFI) (student wing of the Communist Party of India-Marxist), reacted to questions on this development, as across the country the SFI is up in arms against the alleged saffronisation of education.
Gopinath Ravindran, Vice-Chancellor of Kannur University, has not commented on the issue, IANS reported.