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Course on Constitution should be made compulsory: expert

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DAVANGERE: S.H. Patel, former principal of the law college and Janata Dal (Secular) leader, said that it is essential that every one is aware of the Constitution and its provisions. He said that a course on the Indian Constitution should be made compulsory in the final year of all degree courses.

Inaugurating a workshop on "Constitution of India and professional ethics" organised by the Bapuji Institute of Engineering and Technology (BIET) and Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum, here on Saturday, Mr. Patel said the lack of knowledge about the Constitution has caused many social problems in the country. It is high time that everyone learns about the Constitution, he said.

B.S. Reddy, Principal of R.L. Law College, said that the Rajiv Gandhi University of Medical Sciences has introduced a course on the Constitution. He said that it a course on the Constitution must be made mandatory for those taking up professional courses. Y. Vrushabhendrappa, principal of BIET, said that VTU has introduced the study of the Constitution as a core subject for final year students of engineering from this year.

A.C. Jayanna, Chairman of BIET, said that it is unfortunate that many elected representatives have no knowledge of the Constitution.

S.A. Gangaraju, co-ordinator, welcomed the gathering.

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