Union Minister for Education and Skills Development Shri Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday launched a textbook on ‘Introduction to Indian Knowledge Systems: Concepts and Applications’. The event was organized by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Also present on the occasion were Shri Subhash Sarkar, State Minister for Education, Shri K Sanjay Murthy, Higher Education Secretary, Shri Eddie Sahasrabudhe, AICTE Chairman and representatives of AICTE, IKS Department and Ministry of Education.
The Minister said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Indian education system was becoming colonial-free. “If we take good things from our ancient past, we must be aware of the problems of our society and build a future that combines knowledge between past and present,” he said.
The aim of the book is to fill in the blanks for offering a required course at IKS, recently made mandatory by AICTE. It also aims to align with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. Although the book was primarily designed for use by engineering institutes, the structure and content make it easy to borrow such a book to meet the requirements of other university systems (liberal arts, medicine, science and management). The newly published IKS textbook aims to bridge the gap between traditional and modern education systems by providing students with the opportunity to reconnect with the past, build a holistic scientific mood and use it to conduct multidisciplinary research and innovation. Textbook syllabus. Created by the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore in collaboration with VYASA Yoga Institute, Bangalore, and Chinmoy World University, Ernakulam. It was written by Professor B Mahadevan, IIM Bangalore and co-authored by Professor Binayak Rajat Bhat, Chanakya University, Bangalore and Nagendra Pabna RN, Chinmoy Vishwa Vidyapeeth, School of Vedic Knowledge System at Ernakulam.
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