Maharashtra: BAM varsity to start courses on Buddhism, Ambedkar

The university will introduce medical tourism, Buddhist tourism and Ambedkar tourism courses from the upcoming academic year.

Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, AurangabadDr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad

Press Trust of India | January 19, 2021 | 06:08 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University in Maharashtra's Aurangabad has decided to introduce medical tourism, Buddhist tourism and Ambedkar tourism courses in its curriculum from the upcoming academic year, an official said on Monday.

The decision was taken on the occasion of Namvistar Din, which is celebrated on January 14 annually to commemorate the naming of Marathwada University after the chief architect of the Constitution in 1994.

"The course on medical tourism will be helpful for paramedics, travel agents and tour operators. The certificate course on Ambedkar tourism will consist of the study of places connected with Babasaheb. The Buddhist tourism course will impart expertise on places of importance in the religion," University tourism department head Rajesh Ragade told PTI.

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