Centre for Indian Knowledge System

Head of the Centre

Uday  S. Dixit

Professor,
Department of Mechanical Engineering

  hociks @ iitg.ac.in

Contact Address

Center for Indian Knowledge Systems
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Guwahati - 781039

 

 

Website : https://www.iitg.ac.in/ciks/

About Center for Indian Knowledge Systems

The Center for Indian Knowledge Systems is an academic center involving multi-disciplinary research for preserving, documenting, and building upon a philosophic and scientific understanding of Indian Traditional Knowledge Systems.

In the 22nd convocation speech, on 22nd September 2020, honourable Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi ji had requested IIT Guwahati to set up a Centre for Indian Knowledge Systems. Accordingly, the institute has taken steps to set up the Centre.

The Indian Knowledge Systems spread across a broad canvas from ancient textual material and manuscripts in classical Indian languages to folk practitioners, their craft and skills forming a living tradition. They are a store-house of retrievable information in varied areas like agriculture, architecture, metallurgy, metalworking, textiles, and healthcare systems, besides containing living oral traditions in numerous languages and literature. They also have rigorous theoretical knowledge ranging from astronomy and mathematics to metaphysics, grammar, logic, literature, and linguistics. This is a cumulative body of knowledge, practice, and belief, containing canonical and dissenting traditions that have evolved by adaptive processes and handed down to generations through a process of cultural transmission.

The Center hopes to undertake original research in the area of Indian Knowledge Systems that will guide the development and implementation of programs for the diffusion of traditional and contemporary knowledge. The Center will help IIT Guwahati to develop effective technologies that will help to provide realistic evaluations of local needs, environmental constraints, and production systems based on the local resources. Scholars from different backgrounds will be encouraged to participate in the new Center’s interdisciplinary research and education programs, enabling them to evolve practices and technologies in varied areas for sustainable growth and development.

External Faculty Members

Prof. Manish Singhal
Professor

Organisational Behaviour XLRI Jamshedpur

manishs @ xlri.ac.in
Prof. Marco Mitri
HOD, Dept. of History

Union Christian College Barapani Shillong

marcommus @ gmail.com
Mr. Arupjyoti Das
Managing Trustee

Centre of Koch Rajbanshi Studies and Development CKRSD

orupkoch @ gmail.com
Dr. Pai Venketeswara R
Assistant Professor

HSSISER Pune

venkateswara @ iiserpune.ac.in