Dharmendra Pradhan to Release Textbook on Indian Knowledge System

Dharmendra Pradhan to Release Textbook on Indian Knowledge System
The Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan holding a press conference on Cabinet Decisions, in New Delhi on December 30, 2020.

Union Minister of Education Shri Dharmendra Pradhan will launch a textbook on Indian Knowledge System (IKS) written by Dr. B. Mahadevan, an IIM Bangalore Professor, Dr. Vinayak Rajat Bhat and Dr. Nagendra Pavana R.N in association withSVYASA, Bangalore and Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, Ernakulam on May 16, 2022.

The All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE) has introduced a mandatorycourse on Indian Knowledge Systems (lKS) under its model curriculum in 2018.

The book, Introduction to Indian Knowledge Systems: Concepts and Applications, targeted at students of engineering and those in higher education institutions, is a culmination of efforts of the authors to fill the gap for offering a required course on Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS), recently mandated by AICTE. Moreover, the NewEducation Policy (NEP2020) has also provided a clear trajectory for imparting IKS inthe higher education curriculum, necessitating a book of this kind in several higher education institutions in the country in the days to come.

Prof. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE, says he hopes the book will motivate professionals and IKS researchers to deep dive into each chapter and write a textbookon each of the topics.

The book seeks to introduce the epistemology and ontology of Indian KnowledgeSystems (IKS) to Engineering and Science students in a way they can relate, appreciate and explore further, should there be a keen interest in the matter.