History of Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith
Mahatma Gandhi and Bhagwan Das together established the university in Varanasi, on February 10, 1921, during the non-cooperation movement of the freedom struggle. Initially it was named Kashi Vidyapith. However, in 1995 the university was renamed Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith.
The Kashi Vidyapith was the first modern university organised by Indians in British India. It attracted young Indians from across the country; its faculty included prominent nationalists and scholars like Acharya Narendra Dev, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Jivatram Kripalani, Babu Shriprakash and Babu Sampurnanand. It was established with the resolution to keep the institution away from government recognition.
Objectives of Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith
Commitment to democracy, equality of all religions, support to nationalism and to Indian socialism and enrichment of Hindi as a national language has been throughout a tradition of the Vidyapith. The institution is to strive to enhance and propagate:
* The development of Indian civilization and culture based on spiritualism.
* Homogeneous intermingling of all the sections of Indian society.
* Coordination among different thoughts and cultures.
* The notion of independence and patriotism along with the feeling of brotherhood and the urge to serve mankind.
* Ancient and modern development in the fields of various disciplines of learning, sculpture, science, technology, etc.
Faculties of Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith:
* Faculty of Social Work
* Faculty of Commerce & Management
* Faculty of Education
* Faculty of Law
* Faculty of Science & Technology
* Faculty of Student Welfare
* Madan Mohan Malviya Institute of Hindi Journalism
* Faculty of Humanities
* Faculty of Social Sciences
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