The Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS) Division of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) announced it hasthat it has selected 15 projects proposals in six focus areas—four 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. Selected proposals will be funded with Rs.10 lakh for a period of two years.
In all 156 applications were received. The IKS Division of Ministry of Education at AICTE has been established with a vision to promote interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research on all aspects of IKS update and disseminate IKS knowledge for further innovations and societal applications. 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’.
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.”
List of selected proposals
|S.N||Name of the PI||Title of the proposal||Name of University/Insitutions
|1||Dr. Laxmidhar Behera||Impact of Indian Classical Raga on human cognitive function A neuropsychological study using EEG||IIT Kanpur
|2||Dr. Amba Kulkarni||Sanskrit Word Order following the Steps of target language||University of Hyderabad
|3||Dr. Rabi Narayan Mohanty||Traditional Principles of Settlement Planning in Heritage Temple Sites of Odisha / erstwhile Kalinga Region||IIT BHU, Varanasi
|4||Prof. Parameshwari K||Sanskrit to Indian Language Machine Translation cum Language Accessor||University of Hyderabad
|5||Dr. Anil Kumar Gourishetty,||Development of conversational Sanskrit translator using Neural Machine Translation.||IIT Roorkee, Uttarakhand
|6||Dr. Avlokita Agrawal||Designing a Prototype settlement for a Contemporary Sustainable Town as per the prescriptions of Vaastushastra||Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
|7||Prof. V. Ramanathan,||Exploring mineral acids in Rasayana Shastra texts from ancient and medieval India||IIT BHU, BHU Campus, Varanasi
|8||Dr.Somashekara||Development of Ecofriendly Ancient Indian Clay, Ceramic Idols/potters of Traditional Importance by Extrusion Based 3D printing||IIT Dharwad WALMI campus, Karnataka|
|9||Dr. Sanjay Swami||Revitalizing Indigenous Knowledge of Sustainable Farming Practices in North East India by Integrating Conservation, Research and Entrepreneurship||School of Natural Resource Management, College of Post Graduate Studies in Agricultural Sciences, (CAU-Imphal), Umiam Meghalaya|
|10||Dr. V. Jothiprakash,||Decoding Ancient Knowledge of Temple Tanks on Lord Shiva’s Pancha Bootha Sthala||IIT Bombay|
|11||Sh. Tapan Kumar Basantia||Reflections of Traditional Indian Knowledge in Pala and Daskathia and their Educational Implications in Rural Social Context||Central University of South Bihar|
|12||Prof. Arnab Bhattacharya||Automated Question-Answering System for Ramayana||IIT Kanpur|
|13||Dr. Nagendra Kumar||Combustion experiments to understand the by-products of the Agnihotra Pricess||IIT Bombay|
|14||Dr. Sukhada||Neeti Shastras and Modernity: Understanding the Reflective Equilibrium between Hermeneutics of Normative Texts and Practice||IIT(BHU), Varanasi.
|15||Dr. Anurag Tripathi||Analysis of Sound Spectrum of Mantras and their Relation with Geometric Patterns of Yantras||IIT Kanpur|