Orientation Session: Indian Knowledge System and Research Proposal Writing

On January 31, 2023, Teerthanker Mahaveer University organised an orientation session on the Indian Knowledge System and Research Proposal Writing with the aim of facilitating in-depth knowledge about the Indian Knowledge System (IKS). The resource person at the session was Prof. Anupam Jain, Director, Centre of Ancient Indian Mathematics, Director, IKS Centre for Jain Mathematics, Devi Ahilya University Indore, and Professor Chair-Centre of Indian Knowledge System, TMU.

The informative session started with the inaugural address of Prof. Manjula Jain, Dean Academics, TMU. She conveyed that the success of NEP 2020 and its special component on the Indian Knowledge System is the responsibility of the faculty of higher education institutions. In order to facilitate the seamless integration of Indian traditional knowledge with modern subjects, Teerthanker Mahaveer University is determined to train faculty members on IKS.

Dr. Aditya Sharma, Registrar, TMU, said that the Vedas have in-depth knowledge of various tools and techniques. In this era of urbanization, the youth of today have lost touch with our ancient roots, and today it is a necessity to recognise and acknowledge this rich heritage. These sessions can come out as pioneers that will focus on philosophy, culture, and Indian civilization.

Prof. Raghuvir Singh, Vice Chancellor, TMU, briefed on the importance of the Indian Knowledge System (IKS). He said that the rich knowledge of our country needs to be collected, grouped, and arranged logically. The keynote speaker, Prof. Anupam Jain, is currently working as a Professor of Mathematics at the School of Data Science and Forecasting, Devi Ahilya University, Indore. During his address, he informed about the Jain literature and various aspects of Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS). He also talked about funding opportunities for researchers.

Prof. Anupam Jain emphasized on codification and classification of the available knowledge using a definite framework through Indian-centric research. While talking about how to write good research projects he told that the proposal should be complete, compact and interconnected. He pointed out that the research for IKS will be a service to the nation and the researcher will get the credit for academic excellence. The event was hosted by Ms. Neha Anand, Assistant Director - Academics, TMU and ended with a vote of thanks by Prof. Dr. GeentanshuDawar, Convenor, TMU-IIC.

The Indian Knowledge System (IKS) is an innovation cell within the Ministry of Education (MoE). It is established to promote the rich heritage of the country in the areas of arts and literature, agriculture, basic sciences, engineering and technology, architecture, management, economics, etc. Teerthanker Mahaveer University is taking the initiative to revive the lost culture and traditions of India by disseminating knowledge about ancient culture and traditions through the Centre of Indian Knowledge System.