IGNOU has decided to delete certain "objectionable" statements about Hindu deities made in the lessons of its MA (History) programme dealing with religious thought, saying the "error" was inadvertent and not aimed at hurting communal sensitivities.
"The faculty has reviewed these aspects and decided to delete the statements which are offending," IGNOU said in a statement in New Delhi on Wednesday.
"The error is inadvertent and not aimed to hurt religious sensitivities or degrade the deities," it said.
The University has also appointed an expert committee to review the entire course content.
The move follows media reports pointing out objectionable statements made in one of the lessons in the course `Religious Thought and Belief in India' of MA (History) programme of IGNOU.