“Adarsh Bahu,” that is not the title of a forthcoming Bollywood release. But it is a newly-introduced three-month course offered by a university in Bhopal, India.
After the completion of the “Adarsh Bahu” curriculum, a certificate will be handed to the successful graduates.
Unlike most other courses which help in securing jobs, this one will “prepare brides who will keep families intact. It is part of the women empowerment”, according to the vice chancellor of Bhopal’s Barkatullah University.
Two issues come to mind about this innovative university-level course.
1. Will it be an added qualification for girls which can help the future in-laws in their selection of “Bahus” for their desirable and reliable sons. Or without this university qualification if it could be a disqualification, in other words, “rejection.”
2.Why the course with all its good intentions, is not simultaneously launched with the title “Adarsh damaad,” meaning ideal bridegroom.