Lucknow: culture and performing arts enriched with 87 new courses | Lucknow News

By: Godhooli sharma
LUCKNOW: Students who wish to pursue an unconventional course leading to a degree, diploma or certificate in Language and Cultural, Visual and Performing Studies art or philosophy and religion won’t have to go to other cities now.
Bhatkhande State Cultural University (BSCU) Lucknow plans to add three new departments and expand its performing arts department from this session. A total of 87 courses will be introduced from the 2022-23 academic session starting in July.
The three new departments are Visual Arts, Indian History and Culture and Buddha and Jain studies. They will be run by the university in association with autonomous cultural institutes such as UP Sangeet Natak Akademi, Bhartendu Natya Akademi, State Lalit Kala Akademi, Jain Research Institute, Buddha Research Institute, Rashtriya Kathak Sansthan, Sant Kabir Academy and Ayodhya Shodh Sansthan. The duration of the courses will range from one to five years.
Until now, applicants for several undergraduate and postgraduate courses like Pali, Prakrit, Manuscriptology and Paleography, Museology, Philosophy and Religion had to travel to other places like Varanasi, Gaya and Delhi. From now on, all these courses will be available in Lucknow.
“The final decision on these programs will be made at the Academic Council meeting on Monday. The courses will help students learn more about the culture and heritage of our country. The admissions process will begin the first week of July,” said said clerk Tuhin Srivastava.
The status of the university was raised from a reputable university to a full state university in January this year.