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Kolkata college offers Humanity option for religion

June 2, 2019

In a welcome gesture, the Bethune College in Kolkata has added a Humanity option under the religious field, which is a compulsory section in admission for new students. Other options include Hinduism, Islam, Christian, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism and others. The college under Calcutta University received a lot of appreciation after the online admission application went viral on social media.

The college committee members pointed out that they decided to add 'Humanity' because there are many students who are reluctant to mention their religion. The move was welcomed by the college alumni and other students as well. Bethune College, which was established in 1879, is reportedly Asia's first women college. In a world where people are waging war against each other in the name of religion, the gesture by Bethune College truly deserves thumbs up.

#Kolkata's BETHUNE College, the oldest Women College in Asia, introduces 'HUMANITY' as religion in admission form. The admission committee of #BethuneCollege, Take a bow-Sutapa Banerjee, Twitter User

According to reports, admission for under graduation courses in the university has already begun on 27 May.

"This gives me hope. #Humanity as religion option in #CalcuttaUniversity admission form. Kudos! This is how evolution looks like, tweeted Saira Shah Halim.

"This is wonderful, tweeted Ekavali Khanna.

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