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Empirical Sciences in Premodern India

Offered by:

1. School of Philosophy, Psychology & Scientific Heritage




35 hours

Eligibility :

Secondary school level knowledge of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry.

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This workshop, meant as an introduction to the history of Indian Sciences, is aimed at bringing the scientific/proto-scientific practises in pre-modern India to the attention of the general public. It will do so by presenting a brief survey of the ideas and works in Medicine, Astronomy, Mathematics, Plant and Animal Science, Physics and Chemistry.

Course Structure


Duration: 35 hours


  • 8 March to 2 May 2021
  • Friday and Saturday | 3:00 to 5:00 PM

Workshop Objectives


  • To introduce the participant to indigenous ideas and methods of empirical inquiry into the natural world.
  • To showcase the multi-dimensional nature of Indian knowledge traditions and their importance in the contemporary society

Workshop Structure


At the end of the workshop, the participants will acquire the necessary tools (both in terms of bibliography and conceptual apparatus) to take up further research in pre-modern Indian sciences.


The classes will be conducted as a blend of synchronous classes (meeting once or twice a week) and asynchronous recorded lectures.


Secondary school level knowledge of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry.

Evaluation Pattern


Faculty Certification

A Certificate of Participation will be awarded to students who meet the completion requirements pertaining to all the segments of the workshop.


Rs. 6000/- (inclusive of GST)

Refund Policy


Timeline for Cancellation

Refund Status*

3 days before the workshop begins

100% of the registration fee
(less administrative fee)

1 week into the workshop

50% of the registration fee
(less administrative fee)

10 days into the workshop

No refund

*All refunds are subject to an administrative fee (10% of the registration fee).

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