Gujarat University has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Cosmo Research Foundation to run a course in astrology, Karmakandi and vaastu. It is a 6 month long certificate course, students will be attending both theory and practical classes for the same.
According to TOI, Kamleshkumar Chokshi, the GU head of department of Sanskrit, said there was great demand for astrologers and Vaastu Shastra specialists, and that astrology was now considered a serious subject of study.
Chokshi said, "There are many private institutions that offer a similar course but this is the first time that Gujarat University is offering the course. Some teachers from the Sanskrit department and some professional astrologers will be among the teachers of the course.
He further added, "It has become a mainstream subject because of newspapers, news channels and books that offer astrological advice. We need more qualified professionals in the field'.''
After signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Cosmo Research Foundation to run the course, Chokshi said that they've received a lot support for launching the course from students and authorities.
Maulik Bhatt, trustee of Cosmo Research Foundation, a divination and alternative medicine therapy firm, said, "People from all walks of life have shown an interest in astrology. We hope to produce qualified astrological advisors and counsellors who would offer useful advice people.''