Chennai: The Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) Department
of Humanities and Social Sciences has launched a Centre for Indian Knowledge Systems.
The Centre will focus on four thematic areas–Mathematics and Astronomy
in India, Architectural Engineering, Vāstu and Śilpa-śāstra, Indian Political and Economic Thought and Indian Aesthetics and Grammatical Traditions–was inaugurated by Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, President, Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR), New Delhi and Kumar Tuhin, Director General, ICCR.
Addressing the inaugural event, Dr.Vinay Sahasrabuddhe stressed the need for a deeper study of India’s contribution to the world in the fields of science, technology, architecture, linguistics, arts, culture, economics and politics, among other areas, and for disseminating the findings to the broader public, a release from IIT-M said today.
Dr. Aditya Kolachana is the Principal Investigator of the Centre. The other
faculty members from IIT-M in this Centre include Prof. Arun Menon, Prof.
Manu Santhanam, Prof. Santosh Kumar Sahu, Prof. Sudarsan
Padmanabhan, Prof. Rajesh Kumar, and Prof. Jyotirmaya Tripathy.
The Centre is funded by the Indian Knowledge Systems Division of the
Union Ministry of Education.
Kumar Tuhin and Prof. Raghunathan Rengaswamy, Dean (Global
Engagement), IIT-M, signed an MoU to formalise the collaboration
between ICCR and IIT-Madras.