Published on: August 20, 2022

Centre to study Indian Knowledge Systems

Centre to study Indian Knowledge Systems

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The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, has launched a Centre for Indian Knowledge Systems.


  • It will focus on a deeper study of mathematics and astronomy in India; architectural engineering (including vastu and silpa sastra); Indian political and economic thought; and Indian aesthetics grammatical traditions.
  • The Centre is aimed at publishing quality research into Indian knowledge systems by involving researchers and scholars from outside and disseminate the findings. It will offer IIT students courses on the thematic areas and subsequently on the NPTEL platform.
  • It will hold workshops to familiarise schools with the various aspects of Indian knowledge systems and reach out to people through popular writings, including social media posts.