Bhopal: Makhanlal Chaturvedi Rashtriya Patrkarita evam Sanchar Vishvavidalya that claims to be the first university in entire Asian continent, dedicated to journalism and communications would be sending a representative to the United States of America (USA) to promote yoga and spiritual communication education.

Select professors from various universities will participate and look for collaborations as a part of Indian government knowledge delegation to USA, which is organised by Global Knowledge Research foundation from August 6-12. University representative is supposed to promote university’s objectives abroad and work on inter-exchange of talent and knowledge.

In its letter to American universities, Makhanlal University introduces itself as, ‘Our University enjoys the status of being the first University in the entire Asian continent, dedicated to journalism and communications.’ It further says that it has been nurturing remarkably excellent journalists, computer professionals, managers and development communication professionals. It is now figuring amongst the top most university for media education in country, says the introductory letter.

However, the later part of the letter stresses otherwise and states that yoga and spiritual communication as the USP (Unique Selling Proposition) of the university and mentions a diploma course offered by it. Professor in computer science and application, CP Agrawal who would visit USA , said that the university is running a course in yogic health and communication for past five years.

Not everyone is pleased with such branding, a section of faculty believe that the university is known for journalism and not for yoga. They feel that there are several institutes who have a better legacy and better experts in yoga than Makhanlal University. Notablym none of the university staff came on record to comment on the issue. Vice chancellor Jagdish Upasne too did not respond to the phone calls made by Free Press.

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