Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham launches free online course in Rigveda’s geography


Registration for the ‘Rigvedic Geography’ course is now open; first session is scheduled to commence on April 22, 2023

New Delhi, 21st April 2023: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s School of Spiritual and Cultural Studies, ranked 5th Best University by NIRF 2022 Rankings has launched one-year free online certification course titled ‘Rigvedic Geography’, scheduled to commence on April 22, 2023.

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The weekly online course led by Sri Jijith Nadumuri Ravi, a distinguished academic, writer, and former ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) space scientist will provide an in-depth exploration of the historical and geographical aspects of Rigveda and the Vedic people. Students will have the opportunity to delve into the ancient knowledge of Vedic civilization and culture, uncovering many unanswered questions about the Vedic worldview.

Sri Jijith Nadumuri Ravi, Former Scientist, ISRO “Most of the impressions about Rigveda are shaped by secondary information, and they seldom delve deep into the Rigvedic verses. This is a geographical journey into Rigveda with the Rigvedic rivers as our primary guides.

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We are excited to introduce this unique course on Rigvedic Geography, which offers a rare opportunity for learners to understand the historical and geographical context of Rigveda. Through this course, we aim to promote and preserve India’s rich cultural heritage while making education accessible to learners worldwide.” said Dr. P. Venkat Rangan, Vice Chancellor of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

The course is open for everyone and upon successful completion, students will receive a certificate of completion from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. Registration for the ‘Rigvedic Geography’ course is now open, and interested students can apply online on the official website of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. The first session is scheduled to commence on April 22, 2023 Interested candidates can apply at

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Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is a multi-campus, multidisciplinary Institution of Eminence accredited by NAAC. It is also ranked the 5th Best University in India in the 2022 National Institution Ranking Framework (NIRF). Amrita continues to be the No. 1 Private University in India as per THE 2020 world rankings as well. The university has been awarded two UNESCO Chairs namely the UNESCO Chair for Experiential Learning for Sustainable Innovation & Development and the UNESCO Chair on Gender Equality & Women Empowerment. The university headquartered at Coimbatore is spread across six campuses in three states — Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka. Amrita partners with academic, industry and governmental institutions across the world to accomplish human-centred, translational, and groundbreaking research. To date, Amrita has more than 500 collaborations from more than 200 signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs). Some of Amrita’s partners include Harvard University, Columbia University, King’s College London, KTH – Royal Institute of Technology, VU Amsterdam, the British Geological Society, University of Oxford, Italian National Research Council, Deakin University, and the University of Tokyo. Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma), a world-renowned humanitarian leader is the founder, Chancellor, and guiding light of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. Amma’s words, thoughts, and vision for education and research have shaped the university’s mission and vision.

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