About the Organiser
Hindu College is a constituent college of the University of Delhi in New Delhi, India. Established in 1899, it is one of the oldest for arts and sciences in India. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in sciences, humanities, social sciences and commerce.
About the Course
The Online Course on Intercultural Competencies, Indigenous Sports and North-East India is organised by Hindu College, Delhi from Oct 1-Dec 31, 2020.
Universities and college campuses are spaces for intercultural encounters. There is a need to be self-aware as well as cautious about the dangers of negative generalisations. This short term course would attempt to analyse concepts like ethnocentrism, prejudices and stereotypes. Knowledge of indigenous sports would be seen as the prism through which one can understand ‘other’ cultures. The North East in India has invariably been othered by many.
The dynamics of the process and institutionalisation of stereotyping communities/ regions is of great relevance in a country which prides itself in its pluralist character. Students in University as spaces for cultural encounters need to be trained in intercultural competence, to enable harmonious coexistence, besides the increasing potential for productive and creative pursuits.
Traditional games and sports are instruments of self-expression and a tool for sharing one’s identity with others. Indigenous sports may be the backbone of a community’s cultural identity, generating feelings of pride and rootedness in one’s heritage.
12th pass students
₹ 3000 (Non-Refundable)