As reported, this move comes at a time when the scientist community is showing concern over government's focus on promoting benefits of cow dung, cow urine, milk, curd and ghee for alleged medicinal properties
At the March for Science rally, Aniket Sule, astrophysicist attached with Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education said, "The rally is not just to demand more funds for science. It is time scientists come together to speak about the shift we are seeing in government funds for research in cow urine. If we don't speak now, people will believe in validation of cow urine without evidence."
The university's Vice Chancellor BK Kuthiala said to India Today "In the new upcoming campus we have around 50 acres of land. Of this around two acres of land is such that it could not be put to any use. So the question was raised before architects. There were several suggestions but one suggestion that we decided to act upon was of starting a 'gaushala'."
Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication was established in 1992 in Bhopal over the name of freedom fighter Makhanlal Chaturvedi.