The members of Gujjar Bakerwal tribes today demanded that the seats for open courses in Gojri subject recently started by the University of Jammu at Post graduate level should be enhanced from 32 to 100.
They said a good number of students are interested to opt for Gojri as one of the subjects under 'Choice Based Credit System' but seats are not available for them.
In a programme organised by Tribal Research and Cultural Foundation, the community members urged Prof. RD Sharma, vice chancellor, University of Jammu to intervene in the matter and issue direction in this regard.
The programme was presided over by noted Gujjar scholar Dr. Javaid Rahi.
Dr. Javaid Rahi in his presidential address stated that after 70-long year long wait, the Gojri language ultimately entered into University curriculum. "It happened only with help of University of Jammu authorities," he said.
He stated that Gojri is among fast emerging languages of the state with rich treasure modern literature besides folk and classic literature at its back. He said presently more than thousand books are available in Gojri in J&K and adjoining states.
He impressed upon JU authorities to enhance seats in Gojri keeping in view its larger catchment area spread over 12 states.