Press Trust of India|Jul 1, 2022
IIM Bangalore professor co-authors book on Indian Knowledge Systems
Introduction to Indian Knowledge Systems aims to fill the gap in offering IKS courses to engineering students and students of higher education institutions.
NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore professor B Mahadevan co-authored a book titled “Introduction to Indian Knowledge Systems: Concepts and Applications” along with professor VR Bhat of Chankya University and professor Nagendra Pavana of Chinmaya University. The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has recently mandated a course on Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS). The book aims to fill the gap in offering IKS courses to engineering students and students of higher education institutions said a statement from IIM Bangalore.
The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 has also recommended imparting the IKS in the higher education curriculum. This calls for such books in higher education institutions in India. "The book seeks to introduce the epistemology and ontology of Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS) to Engineering and Science students in a way they can relate to, appreciate and explore further, should there be a keen interest in the matter," claims IIM Bangalore.
"Introduction to Indian Knowledge Systems" is categorised into four parts. The first part is an introduction to IKS. The second part deals with concepts applicable to various domains of science and engineering. The third part is on science, engineering and technology in IKS and the fourth deals with humanities and social sciences in IKS.
“Ironically, we do not have a textbook on this subject so far in the country and I am happy to contribute by way of authoring the first-of-its-kind book along with Prof. V R Bhat of Chankya University and Prof. Nagendra Pavana of Chinmaya University,” said Mahadevan.
The book has been primarily designed for engineering students. But according to the statement from IIM Bangalore, the content of the book can also be part of other the curriculum of students studying liberal arts, medicine, science and management.
According to the chairman of AICTE, Anil Sahasrabudhe, he hopes that the book by Mahadevan will motivate researchers and professionals to develop an interest in each chapter of the book and write a textbook on each of the topics.
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