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Bharatiya Darshanas An Overview

Offered by:

1. School of Philosophy, Psychology & Scientific Heritage


Bharatiya Darshanas


24 hours over 6 weeks

Eligibility :

Any degree holder with interest in Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS).

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Bhāratīya Darśanas – An Overview

As human beings march forward in their journey towards progress through newer developments, they need to be guided by a core set of ideals and principles of living. In today’s context, these paradigms of living stem from recent ideas originating from the western world. While we have been making progress, there is also widespread understanding that for every new solution and idea that we discover, we introduce numerous challenges and problems arising out of them. Therefore, this potentially raises the need to look for alternative paradigms for the emerging world order.  Indic Knowledge Systems (IKS) can potentially offer ideas for developing new paradigms for the world order. A knowledge of IKS is the first step in this process. The workshop covers one part of the caturdśāvidyāsthānams, the Darśanas. In this workshop, the participants will be exposed to the primary concepts and theories based on Indian Philosophical systems.

Course Commences: 3 May 2021

Mode: Online, blended (asynchronous and synchronous)

Language: English

Course Structure



  • 24 hours over 6 weeks


  • Friday and Saturday | 3:00 to 5:00 PM IST

Workshop Objectives
  • To introduce the participants to indigenous ideas and methods of empirical inquiry into the natural world.
  • To introduce the participants to the philosophical questions raised by Indian thinkers.
  • To showcase the multi-dimensional nature of Indian knowledge traditions and their importance in contemporary society.
  • To equip the participants with the rudimentary tools with which they can take up a detailed study of some of these topics and explore their application potential.

Workshop Structure


  • The participants will have a general understanding of darśanas and their role in Indian life.
  • The participants will possess basic knowledge of some of the concepts and theories peculiar to Indian darśanas.


The workshop will be primarily lecture-based. In class discussions, talks by experts and presentations based on related work will supplement the learning process. The assignments and term paper will enhance the analytical skills of the participants. Quizzes will be regularly conducted to develop a better understanding of the concepts.


There are no pre-requisites as it is an introductory workshop. However, some rudimentary understanding of Sanskrit and familiarity with the Devanagari script will be useful.

Evaluation Pattern: Nil

Faculty Certification

A Certificate of Participation will be awarded to those 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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