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A Calcutta University college introduces Humanity as Religion in admission form, social media abuzz with the precedent

A Calcutta University college introduces Humanity as Religion in admission form, social media abuzz with the precedent

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 01 Jun 2019, 03:51 pm

Kolkata, Jun 1 (IBNS): In a landmark step, Kolkata's Bethune College, under the University of Calcutta, has introduced Humanity as a religion in its online admission form for the courses in the 2019-2020 academic year.

Opening the admission form, now one can find Humanity while selecting 'Religion'.

In total, applicants will get eight options to select their religion. Apart from Humanity, an applicant can find Hinduism, Islam, Christian, Sikhism, Buddhism and Others as options.

Consequently, several Twitterati lauded the college's landmark decision to introduce the new religion.

One user said: "#Kolkata’s BETHUNE College, the oldest Women College in Asia, introduces ‘HUMANITY’ as religion in admission form. The admission committee of #BethuneCollege, Take a bow."

Saikat Maity said: "One step forward to #humanity! Kudos to #BethuneCollege #Kolkata!"

Praising the "progressive" step, one Twitter user said: "#Humanity can be your religion too!! #BethuneCollege has this option!! Kudos to this progressive thought!!"

Hemant Singh said: "Well done Bethune College. Humanity is the true religion. Waiting for the day when there will be no column for religion."

"Asia’s oldest women college, Bethune College (Kolkata, India) introduces “Humanity” as an option to choose from in the religion section in the new admission form. Let’s build a better world together :)" another user said.

Bethune College, which is affiliated to the University of Calcutta, is the oldest women's college in Asia. It was first established as a school in 1849 and as college in 1879.

A Calcutta University college introduces Humanity as Religion in admission form, social media abuzz with the precedent

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