BHU, Sri Sathya Sai University for Human Excellence to promote research in Indian knowledge systems

SSSUHE will provide scholarship to 100 BHU students of Rs 25,000. BHU will guide SSSUHE in setting up of Centre for Vedantic Studies.


Vagisha Kaushik | January 20, 2023 | 03:22 PM IST

NEW DELHI: Banaras Hindu University and Sri Sathya Sai University for Human Excellence, Karnataka, have collaborated for promotion of studies and research in ancient Indian knowledge systems. The two universities recently signed an agreement for several initiatives to further the dissemination of vast and deep ancient Indian wisdom.

As part of the collaboration, SSSUHE will provide Sri Sathya Sai Scholarship for the students of BHU studying Veda, Sanskrit, Vyakaran, Astrology and other branches of Hindu Studies like ancient Hindu Art and Aesthetics, Culture, Philosophy, Polity or management systems.

Under the scholarship scheme, 100 UG, PG or research students will be provided an annual scholarship of Rs 25,000 on merit cum means basis. Such students will also get an opportunity to visit SSSUHE campus and Vedic learning centers. The visits will be sponsored by Sri Sathya Sai University.

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BHU will also share its expertise with SSSUHE and guide the university in the establishment of the Centre for Vedantic Studies. The Centre aimed at imparting the rich knowledge to students in order to promote the culture of BHARAT, will be established with the help of Bharat Adhyayan Kendra, BHU.

The two universities have also agreed to collaborate for research programmes in the areas of India’s history, culture and philosophy. BHU will share its research prowess with SSSUHE for the benefit of students and researchers. Besides, national and international workshops and conferences will jointly be organized focusing on Indian history and culture, spiritual philosophies and other allied fields of Vedas and Vedanta.

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Experts from BHU will deliver lectures at SSSUHE on Advaita Vedanta, Upnishad and Bhagwad Gita. As part of the exchange programme, students of SSSUHE will also visit BHU campus for academic activities.

Further, there is a proposal to institute Sri Sathya Sai Bharat Sanskriti Samman. The award by SSSUHE to be presented annually seeks to recognize and honor those contributing to the field of Vedas and Vedanta. The awards comprising cash prize and citation will be presented in three categories Student – Excellence in Veda (Rs 2 lakh), Teacher – The ideal Vedic Teacher (Rs 3 lakh) and School – The best Vedic School or Pathshala (Rs 5 lakh).

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