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IIT Madras to Launch Centre for Indian Knowledge Systems
IIT MADRAS- Department of Humanities and Social Sciences has introduced a Centre for Indian Knowledge Systems. Dr. VinaySahasrabuddhe, and Shri Kumar Tuhin inaugurated the Centre. Dr. Aditya Kolachana is the Principal Investigator of the Centre. Professor Rengaswamy and Kumar Tuhin signed an MoU standardized partnership between IIT Madras and ICCR.

by Pragti Sharma / 17 Aug 2022 12:23 PM IST / 0 Comment(s) / 52

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IIT MADRAS- The Indian Institute of Technology Madras- Department of Humanities and Social Sciences has introduced a Centre for Indian Knowledge Systems. Dr. VinaySahasrabuddhe, President, Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR), New Delhi, and Shri Kumar Tuhin, Director General, Indian Council of Cultural Relations, New Delhi, inaugurated the Centre.



The Centre is financially supported and funded by the Indian Knowledge Systems Division of the Ministry of Education, Government of India. As per the information, the Centre will focus on four thematic areas:




  • Architectural Engineering, Vstu and ilpa-stra

  • Indian Aesthetics and Grammatical Traditions

  • Mathematics and Astronomy in India

  • Indian Political and Economic Thought





Dr. VinaySahasrabuddhe, President, Indian Council of Cultural Relations, highlighted the need for a deeper study of India's contribution to the world in diverse fields such as technology, linguistics, politics, economics, arts, science, etc., and for sharing the findings with the broader public.



Dr. Aditya Kolachana is the Principal Investigator of the Centre launched by IIT Madras. The other faculty members from IIT Madras in this Centre include Professor Manu Santhanam, Professor SudarshanPadmanabhan, Professor JyotimayaTripathi, Professor Arun Menon, and Professor Santosh Kumar Sahu, and Professor Rajesh Kumar.



Director General of ICCR, Kumar Tuhin, discussed the importance of the partnership between IIT Madras, CIKS, and ICCR in order to create awareness among the international audience regarding India's rich heritage and culture.



Professor Rengaswamy and Kumar Tuhin signed an MoU- memorandum of understanding standardized partnership between IIT Madras and ICCR. Dean (Global Engagement), IIT Madras, Professor Raghunath Rengaswamy, encourages the Centre to perform quality research in Indian Knowledge Systems. During the occasion, he also discussed the role of the Centre to generate a facilitative environment for abroad students to study in India and the internationalization of Indian campuses.



Key results:

Research output: The Centre aims to publish quality research connected to Indian Knowledge Systems and to eliminate the findings by hosting academic seminars and conferences. The research will also include a partnership with outside scholars and institutions.



Public outreach: The Centre intends to host workshops to familiarise school teachers and students with various elements of Indian Knowledge Systems. The Centre plans to reach out to the public through popular social media posts, writings, etc.



Teaching output: The Centre will originally design and provide courses connected to the thematic areas to the students of IIT Madras. These courses are intended to be provided on the NPTEL platform for extensive elimination.


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