Kerala Forum Seeks Withdrawal of UGC’s Cow-Science Exam Directive

Taking a stern view of College Grants Fee’s mandate to all vice-chancellors to encourage college students to seem for an all-India gau vigyan (cow science) examination, The Kerala Sasthra Sahithya Parishad (KSSP) has stated that the examination is “an try to unfold superstition concerning the cow and saffronise the higher-education sector”.

The KSSP has demanded withdrawal of the directive and A P Mulareedharan, state president of KSSP, stated it’s surprising to see the apex physique of increased schooling selling such unscientific initiatives, the Instances of India reported. It additionally urged universities and college students in Kerala to dismiss the directive.

In keeping with Mulareedharan, the data on cow obtainable within the examine materials is “full of blunders and nonsensical” and doesn’t have any scientific validation. “It stated the yellowish tint of the milk of indigenous cows is because of the presence of gold and that the panchagavya, which is the combination of cow dung, urine, milk, curd and ghee, has medicinal values. It claims that the damaging power waves produced utilizing cow slaughter and earthquakes are intently linked. A governmental company publishing blunders within the title of disseminating data is in itself surprising and UGC asking varsities to make college students write the examination is much more surprising and unacceptable,” he was quoted by the report as saying.

Ok Radhan, basic secretary of KSSP, stated a number of colleges have despatched emails to their college students directing them to attend the examination. “It’s a clear instance of subjecting youngsters to non secular indoctrination. The educational neighborhood within the state ought to increase its voice towards the transfer,” he stated.

In January, the central authorities introduced a national-level voluntary on-line examination on ‘gau vigyan’ (cow science) to be held on February 25, in a bid to generate curiosity amongst college students and basic public concerning the indigenous cow and its advantages.

Asserting the first-ever examination of this sort, Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog (RKA) Chairman Vallabhbhai Kathiria stated this examination shall be held yearly.

College students of main, secondary and school ranges and basic public can participate within the ‘Kamdhenu Gau-Vignyan Prachar-Prasar Examination’ with none price.

The RKA, which comes below the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, was arrange by the Centre in February 2019, and is aimed toward “conservation, safety and growth of cows and their progeny”.

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