IMO News Service
Yenepoya University Mangaluru, Karnataka (India) is going to start Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Islamics course from July 1st this year. This course is the first of its kind in the world as its main focus will be on Applied Islamic Studies in addition to the traditional subjects like Islamic Theology and Islamic History along with Arabic, English and Computer Sciences. Applied Islamics refers to “the study of the application of Islamic Principles in the modern fields of knowledge like law, natural sciences, health sciences, social sciences and philosophy. It comprises the analysis of the modern theories in different fields in the light of Islamic principles and the development of the alternative terminologies, definitions, methodologies, indices, programmes, policies, models and paradigms consistent with Islamic teachings.”.
It will be worthwhile here to reproduce the topics of Applied Islamics proposed to be covered here. These include Modern World Order: Philosophy, Forces, Objectives and Impact; Systematic Study of Quran; Islamic Paradigm of Health; Islamic Economics; Islamic Political Structure; Islamic Legal System; Islamic Social System; Islam and Natural Sciences; Empowerment of Indian Muslims; Interfaith and national and international harmony; and Epistemology and Ontology: Islamic Perspective.
For the first year, it has been decided that 15 students will be enrolled. Yenepoya University has fixed a INR10,200 per month as fee per student per year scholarship to cover up some of the expenses of the course. This will include their stay and food at the University hostel. For day-scholars, the monthly fee will be Rs. 2600/- The Advisory Body of the Islamic Studies of the University has already decided to sponsor 8 students. Offers of sponsorship for more students from individuals/organisations are welcome.
The last date of the submission of the application form is June 25, 2018.
For Application Form: http://yenepoya.edu.in/downloads/ApplicationIslamic.pdf