National Youth Conference on Indian Knowledge Systems

Chinmaya Vishwa Vidyapeeth in collaboration with IKS division of MoE at AICTE
भारतीय ज्ञान सम्प्रेषण कार्यक्रम
National Youth Conference on Indian Knowledge Systems
3 to 5 February 2023

India’s youth population in the age group of 15-29 years comprise 27.2 per cent of the population for 2021, about 38 crores. Today, it is exciting to note, that Indic thought and wisdom is beginning to catch the attention over the last decade, with the world increasingly realizing, the flaws and limitations of the current model of individual and societal development.

The world faces various challenges for sustainable development that can no longer be ignored. Our responsibility is to move toward building communities where sustainability, inclusivity, and values are the buzzwords, and great enthusiasm and initiative are created to explore and understand the knowledge traditions of ancient India.

The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 also captures this spirit and has given a much-needed thrust not only for the inclusion of Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS) in the national curriculum and pedagogy but also for promoting authentic research and innovation in the domain to address the challenges and concerns of the 21st century. Therefore, encouraging, guiding, and curating platforms and opportunities, especially for young scholars and researchers, is essential.

Indian Knowledge System Division of MoE at AICTE, New Delhi has been encouraging youth to do research in Indic knowledge systems by proving internships and opportunities. 

The 3-day National Youth Conference on Indian Knowledge Systems (NYCF IKS) organised by Chinmaya Vishwa Vidyapeeth (CVV) and Indian Knowledge System Division of MoE at AICTE, New Delhi

  • Interaction with eminent thinkers and young scholars from across India
  • Inspiration from renowned personalities in Indian Knowledge Systems
  • Presentation at national conference
  • Contribution to Indian Knowledge System



  • Young scholars between 15 and 28 years of age
  • That is, individuals born between February 6, 1994 and February 3, 2008 – both days included
  • Application of Indian Knowledge Traditions in Everyday Life 
  • Science, Technology, and Architecture
  • Health, Wellness, and Psychology
  • Public Administration, and Governance
  • Arts, Music, and Dance
  • Wisdom Through the Ages 

The presentations will be oral or poster. Accepted participants will be notified by Email.

The instructions will be provided for preparations to oral and poster.

  • Prof. Ganti S. Murthy

Prof. Ganti S Murthy is the National Coordinator at the IKS Division of MoE at AICTE. He is a professor in the Biological and Mechanical Engineering Department of Oregon State University, and the Founding Head of Centre for Scientific Knowledge Systems, IIT Indore. A researcher in sustainable bioprocessing and engineered systems analysis, he is also the Co-Founder and CEO of GRW Engineering LLC.

  • Dr. Anuradha Chaudhry

Dr. Anuradha Chaudhry is the Coordinator at the IKS Division of MoE at AICTE. She is an Assistant Professor at the Humanities and Social Sciences Departments at IIT Kharagpur for Sanskrit and Indian Psychology. A scholar in Vedic Psychology, she is also the founder of Ritambhara Yogashala and Takshashila Institute of Indian Studies.

  • Prof. B. Mahadevan

Prof. B. Mahadevan is a Professor of Operations Management at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, and the Founding Vice-Chancellor of Chinmaya Vishwa Vidyapeeth, Kochi. His expertise include using ancient Indian wisdom to address contemporary concerns, spirituality in the workplace, and management paradigms from the Bhagavad Gita. He has co-authored the book ‘Introduction To Indian Knowledge System: Concepts and Applications’ which is the first of its kind textbook for IKS in mainstream education.

  • Prof. Gauri Mahulikar

Prof. Gauri Mahulikar is the Academic Director at Chinmaya International Foundation. Dr. Mahulikar was the Gurudev Tagore Chair of Comparative Literature Professor, former Head of Department of Sanskrit at the Mumbai University and the former Dean of Faculty at Chinmaya Vishwa Vidyapeeth. She was instrumental in launching courses in Manuscriptology, Bhakti Literature and Mysticism in the Sanskrit Department and has coordinated a UGC funded project on ‘Digital Preservation of Palm Leaf Manuscripts’ (2010-2015).

  • Shri. Raghav Krishna

Shri. Raghav Krishna is the Founder and CEO of Brhat Culture Creative LLP with a focus on cultural storytelling, IKS based Policy Research and Leadership Development. He carries 21 years of experience across game development, learning and entrepreneurship. As a student of Indic Knowledge Systems, he seeks to provide perspectives on tackling global challenges from an Indian civilisational worldview.

  • Smt. Sahana Singh

Smt. Sahana Singh is an author and commentator based in Ithaca in New York State, USA. She is an environmental engineer by qualification who writes on a variety of issues including Indian history, water management and education. Her latest book titled ‘Revisiting the Educational Heritage of India’ explores in greater depth, the subject of India’s unique ecosystem of learning which created a knowledge-centred society and laid the foundation of the major academic disciplines being pursued today.

  • Shri. Aman Gopal Sureka

Shri. Aman Gopal is a computer systems engineer by qualification and a software and IT infrastructure consultant by profession. He has been working the design and applications of ancient board games of the world for many years.  He is a Director of Khol Khel Private Limited, a company which is currently collaborating with Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Education.

Extended abstracts submission

  • 15 Jan 2023 Submission of abstract (250 words)
  • 28 January 2023 Submission of full paper (2500 to 3000 words)

3, 4 and 5 February 2023

Chinmaya Eswar Gurukula Campus

Chinmaya Vishwa Vidyapeeth, 

Adi Sankara Nilayam, Veliyanad P.O., 

Kerala 682313

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Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth (CVV) is a Deemed-to-be-University in the ‘de novo’ category, started in 2017, bringing to life the vision of the renowned Vedantic master and teacher par excellence, Swami Chinmayananda. CVV, with its headquarters at Chinmaya International Foundation (Adi Sankara Nilayam, Veliyanad, Ernakulam, Kerala, India), has been established as a torchbearer for the preservation of Indian cultural heritage and its knowledge traditions through higher education. Founded on the principles of Purity, Spirituality, Practicality and Innovation, our core mission is to blend the ancient and time-tested wisdom of India with present-day knowledge fields.

The Adi Shankara Nilayam campus is situated at a distance of 47 km from Kochi International Airport and 28 km from Ernakulam South Railway station. Public buses, cabs and auto-rickshaws are available for the students to travel to Ernakulam. Train connections to Mumbai, Goa, Bengaluru, Chennai and other cities of India are plentiful. Some of the trains do stop at Piravom Road Railway station that is only 5 km away from the campus.

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