New Delhi: The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Academic Council “passed” a proposal to set up a Centre for National Security Studies under which there would be a course on “Islamic Terrorism”, a professor who attended its meeting on Friday said.
Many members of the Academic Council opposed the proposal to impart courses on Islamic Terrorism, arguing that it was communal in nature, Sudhir K Suthar, a special invitee to the 145th meeting of the Council, said.
The draft of the proposal was prepared by a four-member committee headed by Ajay Kumar Dubey, a professor of the Centre for African Studies. According to the proposal, in the first five years, the centre will only focus on research activities.
“The centre may have only M.Phil and Ph.D students (initially). After five years, the centre may start MA programme. In the first year, two professors, two associate professors and four assistant professors may be recruited to give the centre a good and visible shape,” according to the proposal.