Set up university for educational empowerment of Christians: NCM to govt 

"Christians should also be given universities for their communities, fully funded by the Government of India, like Aligarh Muslim University and Jamia Millia Islamia University," the NCM said in its annual report for 2016-17.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: January 13, 2018 5:49 pm
“Christians should also be given universities for their communities, fully funded by the Government of India, like Aligarh Muslim University and Jamia Millia Islamia University,” the NCM said in its annual report for 2016-17.

The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) has suggested to the Centre to set up fully government-funded universities for educational empowerment of Christians on the lines of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and the Jamia Millia Islamia.

As part of its suggestions for a medium-term action plan to be implemented within seven years, the NCM also called for roping in educationists from the community to be given due representation in framing educational policies and be appointed on different expert committees.

“Christians should also be given universities for their communities, fully funded by the Government of India, like Aligarh Muslim University and Jamia Millia Islamia University,” the NCM said in its annual report for 2016-17.

The report is expected to be tabled in Parliament during the next session, sources said. On being asked about the recommendation, NCM Chairman Syed Ghayorul Hasan Rizvi said, “Such a move will help ensure educational empowerment of Christians.”

Rizvi said, like the AMU or the Jamia Millia Islamia, the university for Christians should impart education to students from other communities as well.

The NCM also said that the government should fully fund at least one university for Christians and it could do so in collaboration with the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India.

According to the 2011 Census on the education level of different religious communities for age seven and above, the literacy rate of Christians was 74.34 per cent. Muslims had the highest percentage of illiterates aged beyond seven years at 42.72, as per the census.

This percentage was 36.4 for Hindus, 32.49 for Sikhs and 28.17 for the Buddhists.

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  1. Madan Gupta
    Jan 14, 2018 at 7:46 am
    True make the Universities for Budh, Parsis, Jains also
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    1. Sudheer Thaakur
      Jan 14, 2018 at 12:25 am
      is the commission misinformed? bjp govt is opposed to any minority tag to centrally funded university. in a secular dispensation there is no binary of majority or minority.
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      1. Ananda Padmanabhan
        Jan 13, 2018 at 6:14 pm
        They are establishing at coon levels for all its different sects, like catholic, syrian, roman, penthacost, latin, jacobites, with numerous educational ins utions, such as schools, colleges, medical/engineering, deemed universities with government aid and without aid (self-financing) all over India at every corners, just like for each of their families. However their other converted dalit (SC/ST )groups may be having few or no such ins utions. One may, ridicule , if government can sponsor, then why not establish at public level?
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        1. Ananda Padmanabhan
          Jan 13, 2018 at 6:13 pm
          They are establishing at coon levels for all its different sects, like catholic, syrian, roman, penthacost, latin, jacobites, with numerous educational ins utions, such as schools, colleges, medical/engineering, deemed universities with government aid and without aid (self-financing) all over India at ever corners, just like foe each of their families. However their other converted dalit (SC/ST )groups may be having few or no such ins utions. One may, ridicule , if government can sponsor, then why not establish at public level?
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          1. Nilesh Jain
            Jan 13, 2018 at 6:02 pm
            Those who convert people by force, greed and monkey like display of power, want Empowerment ?
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