NEW DELHI: The Academic Council meeting of Delhi University has decided to drop poet Mohammad Iqbal from the Political Science course.
It was included in the BA sixth semester paper titled Modern Indian Political Thought. Mohammad Iqbal is also considered equally responsible for the partition of the country as Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
In the council meeting, Mahatma Gandhi has also been removed from the fourth semester and included in the seventh semester. In place of Gandhi, Veer Savarkar will be taught in the fourth semester. This decision has been taken even after the opposition of the members. The council meeting held on Friday discussed the syllabus for the fourth, fifth and sixth semesters of various subjects. Bureau
Officials said that the chapter titled ‘Modern Indian Political Thought’ is part of the syllabus for the sixth semester of BA. He said the matter would now be placed before the executive council of the university, which would take a final decision.
A member of the Academic Council said that a proposal had been moved regarding changes in the syllabus of Political Science. As per the proposal, there was a chapter on Iqbal, which has been dropped from the syllabus. (Agencies)