The Madhya Pradesh government is considering changing the Hindi nomenclature of the vice-chancellor’s post in state universities from ‘Kulpati’ to ‘Kulguru’, state Higher Education Minister Mohan Yadav said on Monday. During a video chat with reporters, Yadav said a district collector was called ‘ziladheesh’ in Hindi, and the term sounded “like a king”.
“If we say ’Kulguru’, it sounds more familiar than ‘Kulpati’,” he said. The minister said his department has held a discussion over the proposal of changing the name of the vice-chancellor’s post in Hindi.
“The proposal for changing the name (from Kulpati to Kulguru) will soon be introduced in the cabinet headed by the chief minister. If it is approved, then the proposal will be implemented,” he said. As per the higher education department’s website, there are eight traditional universities in MP. Besides, 17 universities (including for courses in journalism, engineering and open ones) were set up under a separate Act and by other departments.