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Indic Academy Scholarship to Sampurnanand Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya

Sampurnanand Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya (SSV) located in Varanasi was founded in 1958 and specializes in Sanskrit and related studies. The history of this institution goes back to over 200 years when under a proposal of Jonathan Duncan, the Government Sanskrit College was established in 1791. The university has a number of departments dedicated to science and humanities disciplines which sit under the faculties – Veda Vedanga, Sahitya Sanskriti, Darshana, Shraman Vidya, Adhunik Jan Vigyan & Ayurveda. SSV has a Research Institute and has more than 1200 Sanskrit-medium schools and colleges affiliated to the university. Indic Academy has recently announced scholarship support to research scholars and students at Sampurnanand Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya for courses, internships, workshops & seminars. Indic Academy has reached out to all the Sanskrit Universities in India, offering them scholarship and grants and is committed towards their vision of creating a holistic ecosystem for the preservation, progress, promotion and pursue of Sanskrit and related Indological subjects.

Indic Academy Scholarship Support for Poorna Prajna Samshodhana Mandiram, Bengaluru

Indic Academy is happy to announce scholarship support for courses, internships, workshops & seminars to the research scholars & students at Poorna Prajna Samshodhana Mandiram, Bengaluru. Poornaprajna Samshodhana Mandiram (PPSM), a pioneering Sanskrit research institute started in 1990 was an initiative of Sri Vishveshateertha Sripadaru. He founded two large institutions dedicated towards Indic studies in Bangalore. First Swamiji established the Poornaprajna Vidyapeetha Sanskrit Pathashala in 1956 and then the Research center came as a companion institute. The Vidyapeetha is a residential school that provides education to students from primary to post-graduation, with food, shelter, and education being provided free to all students. The Sanskrit Pathashala is recognized as post graduation study center and affiliated to the Karnataka Sanskrit University Bengaluru and caters to close to 500 students at the present. Whereas PPSM Research Center at the Vidyapeetha was established for higher research in Indian Philosophy in General and Dwaitha Philosophy in particular. The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry of the Government of India recognized the PPSM as a model research institute, and included it in …

Indic Academy extends scholarship support to Shree Somnath Sanskrit University

Indic Academy is pleased to announce scholarship support to research scholars & students at Shree Somnath Sanskrit University for courses, internships, workshops & seminars. Shree Somnath Sanskrit University (SSSU), Veraval was established by Government of Gujarat in 2005 by passing the Shree Somnath Sanskrit University Act. Shree Somnath Sanskrit University is a UGC recognized Public State University with Sanskrit as its medium of instruction. It has 7 faculties and 1 Constituent College and has given academic affiliation to 35 Colleges/Institutions across Gujarat, including University Sanskrit College and one B.Ed. College. The SSSU is a one of its kind University in Gujarat offering wide range of courses in Sāhitya, Jyotiṣa, Vāstuṡāstra, Veda, Vyākaraṇa, Navya Vyākaraṇa, Rāmānuja Vedānta, Swāminārāyaṇa Vedānta, Sarva Darṡana, Navya Nyāya, Dharmaṡāstra, Purāṇaṡāstra, Paurohityam and Yoga. In keeping with the Vedic tradition, Yajña is performed daily in the Yajñaṡālā of the University. The University Library called Ṡāradā Bhavana contains around 7,000 books. The University organizes National, State level Workshops, Seminars, Conferences and Training Programmes for teachers, and also organizes Youth Festival, Sarasvat Samaroh, Sport …

DP Santhanam- Indic Academy Chair at KSRI Chennai

आत्मार्थं जीवलोकेऽस्मिन् को न जीवति मानवः । परं परोपकारार्थं यो जीवति स जीवति ॥ Which human being doesn’t live for own self? But, true living is the one that’s seeped in charity. Truer words could not have been written to describe lives like that of Shri D. P. Santhanam, a Dharmic man who lived his life with simplicity, honesty and benevolence.  As his last act of charity, he had ordained that a good portion of his savings be given away for Dharmic causes, and to honour his wishes Shri Santhanam’s family instituted an endowment of Rs 5 Lakhs in his name in 2017. Taking his vision forward, Indic Academy is pleased to announce the establishment of the DP Santhanam- Indic Academy Chair at Kuppuswami Sastri Research Institute (KSRI) Chennai. Indic Academy converted the DP Santhanam endowment to a contribution towards this chair by matching the amounting and instituting this first chair for research on – Critical Edition of Hathasanketa Candrika of Sundaradeva; Varaha Upanishad; & Yoga Kundalini Upanishad. The Kuppuswamy Sastry Research Institute was founded …

RAm Swarup

Ram Swarup- Sitaram Goel Memorial Fund

Indic Academy is honoured and happy to announce the formation of the Ram Swarup- Sitaram Goel Memorial Fund for research and publication on the  20th  death anniversary of Shri Ram Swarup. This fund will be administered under the aegis of the Inter University Center for Indic Knowledge Systems of Indic Academy. The fund will be managed by an Independent Editorial board consisting of Shri. Koenraad Elst as the Chairman and Shri. Shrikant Taalegri, Shri. R. Jagannathan and Smt. Meenakshi Jain as the other members. Legacy  Shri Ram Swarup and Shri Sitaram Goel are considered as the pioneers in the research of Indic history and politics in post Independence time frame. Ram Swarup is considered as an important thought leader for the Hindu revivalist movement. Born in 1920 to a banker father in Sonipat, Harayana his initial education was in economics and he worked extensively for India’s freedom movement.  Swarup was highly critical of the communist movement and the Communist Party. His book Gandhism and Communism  had a strong impact amongst the American policymakers as well as …

Scholarship Grants To Students Of Kumar Bhaskar Varma Sanskrit And Ancient Studies University

Inter-University Center for Indic Knowledge Systems is an initiative by Indic Academy that acts as a hub of scholarly exchanges between Gurukuls and universities and between academics and acharyas. Apart from conducting courses, programs, nurturing networks and platforms, it has been active in the domain of scholarships and grants.The vision for this specific functional domain of scholarships and grants within IUC-IKS is that by the end of 2020 no student, scholar or acharya of Sanskrit and Indic Knowledge Systems is unable :- to pay fees to pursue his or her education in Sanskrit and Indic Knowledge Systems, to travel or register for any academic conference in India or abroad, to pursue research and publish their findings or even struggle for sustenance. Towards this mission, IUC-IKS has already tied up with:  Chinmaya Vishwavidya Peetha MIT University – School of Vedic Science Sanchi University It has now reached out to all the Sanskrit Universities in India and offered them scholarship and grants. IUC-IKS is now happy to announce a tie up with Kumar Bhaskar Varma Sanskrit and …

Best PhD Award in Indic Knowledge Systems

Best PhD Award for Indic Knowledge Systems

INDIC ACADEMY INTER-UNIVERSITY CENTRE FOR INDIC KNOWLEDGE STUDIES Announces Best PhD Award for Indic Knowledge Systems Indic Academy’s  Inter-University Centre for Indic Knowledge Studies , as part of its commitment to promote quality research in Indic Knowledge Studies is glad to institute “Best PhD Award for Indic Knowledge Systems” from the year 2018. There will be three prizes: First : Cash Award of Rs. 50,000 + Publication of the Dissertation Second : Cash Award of Rs. 30,000 + Publication of the Dissertation Third : Cash Award of Rs. 20,000 + Publication of the Dissertation Apart from these a few more dissertations may be selected for publication without cash award. Indic Academy with its widespread network can promote the sales of the publication and ensure great impact of the research work on the academic and general world of readers. Who can apply/nominate? PhD research scholars who have been awarded PhD degree during the year Jan-2018 to December 2018 and those whose PhD dissertation has undergone the due process required for the award and the formality of …

Charter Of Hindu Demands For Parity

A group of around one hundred Hindus, including spiritual leaders, academics, authors, doctors, engineers, journalists, public intellectuals and concerned citizens from all walks of life, across the country, deeply disturbed by the systemic and institutionalized discrimination against  the Hindu society, gathered in New Delhi on 22nd of September, 2018 to deliberate on various constitutional, legal and public policy issues affecting the Hindu society. During the deliberations, it was acknowledged that as the inheritor, custodian and trustee of the Indic civilization based on the ethos of Sanatana Dharma, the Indian State has bounden civilizational responsibility to protect, preserve and promote the Indic civilization. A Charter of key Hindu Demands was debated and drafted, to be presented to the Government of India and the public. The Charter demands: 1. End of legal and institutionalised discrimination against Hindus by the Indian State, which is against the spirit of the equality of citizens irrespective of religious identity. To this effect, the group demands that Dr Satyapal Singh’s Private Member’s Bill No. 226 of 2016 pending in Lok Sabha for amending Articles 26 …

Smt. Jayalakshmi Narasimhan Endowment for Women Scholars and Public Intellectuals

नास्ति मातृसमा छाया नास्ति मातृसमा गति: नास्ति मातृसमं त्राणं नास्ति मातृसमा प्रपा ।। Naasti matrisama chaya naasti matrisama gati naasti matrisamam tranam naasti matrisama prapa There is no shade like a mother, no resort like a mother, no security like a mother, no water house like a mother. Mothers hold a special place in our hearts. On this Independence Day we are extremely honoured to announce a special endowment for women constituted by Sri D. V. Sridharan a long time supporter of Indic Academy in the memory of his beloved Mother Smt. Jayalakshmi Narasimhan. Smt. Narasimhan was born in 1923 and lived a short life of 23 years in this world. Her untimely death at the tender age of 23 in 1946 left the young Sridharan with a poignant memory of her adherence to a frugal Dharmic life. Sri D.V. Sridharan has given an endowment of Rs. 10 Lakhs to be spent over an indefinite time following these guidelines: It is intended exclusively for women authors, activists or researchers and those working in the field of …

Veda Vyasa Endowment for Mahabharata Studies

Agnyaana Timiraandhasya Gnyaana Anjana Shalaakayaa Chakshuhu Unmeelitam Yenam Tasmai Sri Gurave Namaha. A Guru can save us from the pangs of ignorance (darkness) by applying to us the balm of knowledge or awareness of the Supreme, I salute such a Guru. Guru Poornima , the full moon day of month of Ashadh,  has a special auspicious significance in Indic culture. Particularly disciples on this day worship their Guru with an unconditional devotion, love and surrender. Guru Poornima holds a special place in the heart of the disciple as they are able to express their full gratitude towards their Guru who dispels darkness and ignorance and creates the path to being a realised soul for the disciple.  Lord Bhagvan Shri Krishna in 34th verse of 4th chapter of Bhagawad Gita says “attain this knowledge by all means, if you prostate yourself at the feet of wise, render them all forms of services and question then a guileless heart again and again, those wise souls of truth will unfold that wisdom to you.” Sri Aurobindo says ” The Teacher of the …