New Delhi: Hindu mythologies Ramayana and Mahabharat have been introduced into the curriculum for 100 madrassas by the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS).
The moves comes as part of teaching ancient Indian knowledge and heritage, according to the National Education Policy.
The NIOS plans to extend the same curriculum to 500 more madrassas in the near future.
NIOS has prepared 15 courses on the ‘Bharatiya Jnana Parampa’ (Indian knowledge tradition) that includes veda, yoga, science, vocational skills, Sanskrit language, Ramayan epic narratives, Bhagvad Gita teachings and the Panini-propounded Maheshwara Sutras, among others.
These courses are equivalent to classes 3, 5 and 8 of elementary education.