With an intention to teach college students on the traditional heritage of India and its economics, a proposal to begin a brand new part-time course in Cultural Economics has been moved within the Banaras Hindu College (BHU).
The proposal has been made by Division of Economics Affiliate Professor Manisha A Mehrotra who mentioned the course has a whole lot of potential, given the curiosity of each Indian and international college students within the nation and its tradition. She added that connecting cultural economics with the current mainstream financial system can enhance the latter, whereas preserving the previous.
“The research of Cultural Economics is a comparatively new area and never many discussions are held on it in India. Its research contains all issues associated to our historic heritage, together with artwork, structure, monuments, tradition, literature and their financial facets. Underneath Cultural Economic system, we are able to join all these items with the mainstream financial system and protect them.
Connecting this with native financial system comparable to handicraft and handlooms can profit the marginalised individuals,” Mehrotra mentioned.
“At current, that is only a proposal and must be handed by the division degree, then school degree. After reaching the executive degree, the Government Council will take a ultimate determination following displays on it. The BHU is an Institute of Eminence and appeal to a whole lot of international college students. Our nation has a powerful heritage and economics was at all times a major a part of it. The proposal is to begin the course on a smaller degree like beginning a six-month to one-year diploma or certificates course. Based mostly on the response, we are able to consider extending the identical as a level course,” she added.
In accordance with the college authorities, the proposal continues to be on the division degree and after dialogue, a proper presentation may be given to the chief council, which should take a ultimate determination on the course.