INSISTING THAT Jyotish Vidya (astrology) influences climate change, human life and social events, Madhya Pradesh School Education Minister Vijay Shah on Tuesday announced that the education department will soon start one-year diploma courses in Jyotish, Vaastu and Purohityam (priesthood).
The courses will be conducted at the Yoga Centre run by Maharshi Patanjali Sanskrit Sansthan, Bhopal. Inaugurated in 2008, the Sansthan works under the School Education Department and its ex-officio chairman is the School Education Minister.
Irrespective of caste, age and gender, the course fee will be Rs 20,000 and each course will be able to accommodate 20 students at a time.
Read more of this in a report by Milind Ghatwai published in The Indian Express...