Lucknow: Madrasas in Uttar Pradesh, which follow the curriculum of Darul Uloom of Deoband, will now initiate changes to make it at par with recognized madrassas. Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind general secretary, Hafiz Quddus Hadi, who is also the city Qazi Kanpur, said those managing unrecognized madrassas are being asked to plan modern education for the students.
Madrasas giving only religious education have been directed to include Mathematics, English, Computer, Hindi and other subjects in the curriculum. “We are working on bringing changes in the curriculum. A meeting of the committee that manages madrasas will be convened soon. Madrasas recognized by the Madrasa Education Council are already teaching various subjects to their students.
Recognized Madrasas have implemented NCERT syllabus, where seven subjects are compulsory for the students. On the other hand unrecognized madrasas are confined to religious teachings with the curriculum of Darul Uloom Deoband and Bareilly Sharif.
Recently the state government conducted a survey of private, unrecognized madrassas in Uttar Pradesh. The exercise, which began on September 10, concluded on October 20. The survey team collected details of earnings, expenses and subjects being taught there. Darul Uloom Deoband had asked madrasa managers to support the survey.