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AICTE ‘s Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS) Division Receives An Overwhelming Response For Its Research Project; Selects 15 Proposals in 6 Focus Areas

–         AICTE received 156 research proposals for nine focus areas

–         Selected proposals will be funded with Rs.10 lakh for a period of two years

–         1/3rd of the applications received were for Science, Engineering, Technology

New Delhi, February 14: The Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS) Division of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) announced that it has received an overwhelming response for its research project, and out of 156 applications received selected 15 projects proposals in six focus areas.

Almost 1/3rd of the applications received were for Science, Engineering, Technology, and only four were selected. Among others, four were selected for Linguistics, Phonetics, Epistemology, Language Technology, three for Indian Traditional Knowledge Base, two for Arts, Literature, Culture, Aesthetics Folklore, Education, and one each for Management, Administration, Law, Governance, and Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy.

Commenting on the program, Prof. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE, said: “The main objective of this Research Project is to promote research in the field of IKS at various levels by providing opportunities to scholars in research projects on the themes of their choice and among the major areas of investigation identified by the IKS or in the IKS’s own projects and related disciplines. The objective of this is to create and update the general research capabilities of the faculty members in IKS of various institutes in the country. We were overwhelmed with the number of applications and after a meticulous scrutiny process, 15 were selected.”

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Research and development activities in IKS is an essential component of the education system since it creates new knowledge and insight and impart excitement and dynamism in NEP2020, as well as making them need-based in view of the national requirements.

The grand vision for the IKS Division of Ministry of Education at AICTE is to initiate a process of training generations of scholars who will show the ‘Indian way’. The IKS Division of Ministry of Education at AICTE has been established with a vision to promote interdisciplinary and trans disciplinary research on all aspects of IKS update and disseminate IKS knowledge for further innovations and societal applications.

Focus AreaReceived ProposalsSelected
Science, Engineering, Technology554
Health, wellness14
Psychology, Cognition8
Linguistics, Phonetics, Epistemology, Language technology104
Management, Administration, Law, Governance 61
Arts, Literature, Culture, Aesthetics folklore, Education242
Indian Classical Music, Drama3
Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy101
Indian Traditional Knowledge Base 263

List of selected proposals

S.NName of the PITitle of the proposalName of University/Insitutions  
1Dr. Laxmidhar BeheraImpact of Indian Classical Raga on human cognitive function A neuropsychological study using EEGIIT Kanpur
2Dr. Amba KulkarniSanskrit Word Order following the Steps of target languageUniversity of Hyderabad
3Dr. Rabi Narayan MohantyTraditional Principles of Settlement Planning in Heritage Temple Sites of Odisha / erstwhile Kalinga RegionIIT BHU,  Varanasi
4Prof. Parameshwari KSanskrit to Indian Language Machine Translation cum Language AccessorUniversity of Hyderabad
5Dr. Anil Kumar Gourishetty,Development of conversational Sanskrit translator using Neural Machine Translation.IIT Roorkee, Uttarakhand
6Dr. Avlokita AgrawalDesigning a Prototype settlement for a Contemporary Sustainable Town as per the prescriptions of VaastushastraIndian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
7Prof. V. Ramanathan,Exploring mineral acids in Rasayana Shastra texts from ancient and medieval IndiaIIT BHU, BHU Campus, Varanasi
8Dr.SomashekaraDevelopment of Ecofriendly Ancient Indian Clay, Ceramic Idols/potters of Traditional Importance by Extrusion Based 3D printingIIT Dharwad WALMI campus,  Karnataka 
9Dr. Sanjay SwamiRevitalizing Indigenous Knowledge of Sustainable Farming Practices in North East India by Integrating Conservation, Research and EntrepreneurshipSchool of Natural Resource Management, College of Post Graduate Studies in Agricultural Sciences, (CAU-Imphal), Umiam Meghalaya
10Dr. V. Jothiprakash,Decoding Ancient Knowledge of Temple Tanks on Lord Shiva’s Pancha Bootha SthalaIIT Bombay
11Sh. Tapan Kumar BasantiaReflections of Traditional Indian Knowledge in Pala and Daskathia and their Educational Implications in Rural Social ContextCentral University of South Bihar 
12Prof. Arnab BhattacharyaAutomated Question-Answering System for RamayanaIIT Kanpur
13Dr. Nagendra KumarCombustion experiments to understand the by-products of the Agnihotra PricessIIT Bombay
14Dr. SukhadaNeeti Shastras and Modernity: Understanding the Reflective Equilibrium between Hermeneutics of Normative Texts and PracticeIIT(BHU), Varanasi.
15Dr. Anurag TripathiAnalysis of Sound Spectrum of Mantras and their Relation with Geometric Patterns of YantrasIIT Kanpur

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