Today a cursory look at the Higher Education Institutions in India one is confronted with the claim that on the one hand the Human Science (Humanities and Social Science) are not producing the knowledge to solve our problems and the disciplines that we have inherited from our tradition, which can be loosely called Sanskrit and allied studies are not in the form to address any of the contemporary problems either. It is also acknowledged that we need to blend the foundation of our traditions to Human Sciences and make Sanskrit and allied traditional disciplines relevant to the contemporary world. This is the broad problem that warrants urgent attention. This is an institutional initiatives to address the aforesaid issue.
VVSS has faculties who are capable of guiding, mentoring people across the multiple domains and has credibility and credentials, so as to bring in the network of scholars.
Based on the outcome of this project, IA, SVS and VVSS-CSCS will jointly design and deliver a 45-hour online certificate course on Introduction to Vākyapadīyam: A Universal Model of Communication. In addition to helping modern seekers become familiar with Indic thought models, this project also provides excellent training for traditional śāstra students in paraphrasing Indic knowledge for contemporary relevance.
The course will be designed and taught by Prof. Nagaraj Paturi, a highly acclaimed authority on the subject and its modern applications.
It will tentatively be available for enrolling in early 2020.
VVSS-CSCS has a well-equipped library with a good collection of books and journals serving as a good resource centre for all students, enthusiasts and scholars from across Bharat and the world. It has dedicated sections for preservation and presentation of manuscripts, digital library including subscription to journals of repute. It currently has a collection of more than 15000 books related to Vedas, Vedāṃgās, Śāstra texts, Purāṇas, History, Samskrit Literature.
Applications are invited from motivated and eligible candidates for the position of fulltime Research Fellow in various projects to study Śāstras and these projects are multidisciplinary in nature.
Duration: The initial appointment will be for one year. Solely based on good performance, the students are encouraged to register for PhD and their appointment could be extended upto 5 years.
Application details: Eligible candidates are requested to fill the application form: https://forms.gle/ZwkqEcVeowrzEJch6
The form should be submitted latest by 10, May 2021.
(i) Students completed the exam and waiting for the result can also apply. They will be selected upon their result.
(ii) Only shortlisted candidates will be called for interview. Shortlisted candidates will be intimated by e-mail about the date of interview.
Age limit: Preferably below 30 years (Upper age limit may be relaxed depending on the candidate’s abilities)
Desirable Qualification: Preference will be given to those who have –
- Ability to communicate using technology and having necessary practice of using computers, minimally using Microsoft office appropriately.
- Published academic articles.
- Studied under a traditional guru.
- Knowledge of English.