The Bhopal-based Barkatullah University has launched a short-term course to ‘prepare an Adarsh bahu’. The three-month course will begin in the next academic year. Vice-chancellor of the university Prof DC Gupta explained that the objective of the course is to “make girls aware so that they can adjust to the new environment after marriage”. “As a university, we have a few responsibilities towards society, as well. We should not be limited to academics alone. Our objective is to prepare such brides who will keep families together,” said Prof Gupta. “The certificate course will be started in the departments of psychology, sociology and women’s studies as a pilot project. Our aim is that after completing the courses, girls should be in a better position to understand the dynamics of families. It is our effort to bring about a positive change in society. In the first batch, 30 girls will be admitted,” he said.