Curriculum review.

SEMINARIES once used to be not only the main religious learning centres, but also learning hubs of worldly affairs. Students were taught science, medical and engineering courses, algebra, geometry, logic and philosophy alongside Islamic jurisprudence. The practical nature of the system enabled seminary students to be decent individuals in their respective fields.

During the British rule in India, however, the seminaries began to lose their influence. The British introduced new schools to train people in administrative affairs and divided the system of education into two separate domains: traditional and modern. A rift was...

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