Ramanujan College recently launched a course on happiness for the first-time ever at the Delhi University (DU). The college, which was previously the Deshbandhu Evening College, has included the course as a six-month certificate programme and has shortlisted 45 students.
The course will be imparted free of cost by the college’s School of Happiness, Center of Ethics and Values. On 5th August, the orientation for the course was conducted where the students were taught the ethos of ‘Sahaj Yoga’ in addition to FLAG — forgiveness, loving heart, appreciating mind and gratitude. Moreover, the college also held a panel discussion which included renowned psychologists.
In the first year itself, the course had 150 applications. They were then shortlisted and evaluated with the help of panel interviews which discussed the main concept of happiness. Classes are held from 8-9 am on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday so that students are able to attend their regular classes.
The course on happiness has been structured to train students in focusing on identifying and eliminating the principal causes of stress, programme coordinator Nidhi Mathur said.
Students will be trained in yoga, meditation, life and communication skills, personality development, life and communication skills among other essential skills as part of the course.
According to Mathur, these skills are a requirement for the current generation who are vulnerable to “wrong-doings, anger and stress”. The main concept behind the course is that there is no “ready-made happiness” and it has to be created continuously, Mathur explained.
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