Phuley-Ambedkar Teachersâ€™ Association has recently demanded initiation of a degree course in Indian Constitution. Dr Jayant Jambhulkar, President, Association, said that Constitution is part of our daily life but if the subject is taught to students they would be able to grasp it better and apply the same in their lives. Today situation is such a pass not many are aware of finer details of the Constitution and hence Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) needs to have a degree course. Savitribai Phuley Pune University has already started the degree in Indian Constitution and same has tremendously benefited the students. The knowledge of Indian Constitution would enable citizens to know about fundamental rights as well as fundamental duties and these two are core of the nation’s future.
The awareness about right and duties would also ensure a better administration of affairs of States. Freedom, Fraternity, Brotherhood is at core of Indian Constitution and hence there is need for its propagation at large scale and hence RTMNU should initiate a course for the same. There are many aspects of the Constitution and its study would provide citizens to know what constitutes legal and what is illegal. Also as one delves into details of the Constitution, there are some very unique facts whose knowledge can empower the citizens and especially students in their future course of life and influence them to be ideal citizens of the country. He felt that it’s sad that in our country no thought was given by planners to introduce Constitution as a subject at school or college level. Hence while pursuing higher education a detailed knowledge of Constitution, how it evolved, which thoughts influenced the policy makers in aftermath of constitutions needs to be taught at degree level. Phuley-Ambedkar Teachers Association suggested that a degree course in Indian Constitution can be introduced in credit course of BA/BSC/B.COM and also at Post Graduate level at affiliated colleges as well as varsity’s PG Departments.