Department Overview

Department focusses more attention in developing a more informed and authentic perspective on the importance of Indian civilization and culture. India’s rich heritage and scientific wisdom are now being regarded by the entire world as enriching cultural component penetrating into the lives of the modern society. Large number of young citizens are now eager to assimilate and practice the cultural components of the eternal wisdom in Indian philosophy transcended through the lineage of Rishis and Mahatmas. Department offers courses in Indian Philosophy and Culture, Sanskrit, Indian Languages, Yoga, Vedic Studies, Traditional Indian Arts, Ayurveda etc. Cultural education embedded into the curriculum of all the academic programmes of the university are initiated and managed by the department. Department has an excellent faculty profile consisting of both in-house and visiting experts. Department always promotes the activities initiated through the pragmatic approach of selfless service and sadhana embodied in Amma’s philosophy of education to elevate oneself into the deeper levels of emotional intelligence.

Core Staff Details

Dr. U. Krishnakumar

Email: ukrishnakumar@asas.kh.amrita.edu
In-Charge, Research Supervisor
Qualifications - Ph. D. (IIT-Mumbai), M.E. (I.I.Sc., Bangalore), B. Tech (Calicut)
Areas of Interest - Spiritual Literature, Culture and Media Studies
Experience - 44 years academic experience and 23 years research experience in India and abroad.

M. Ramachandran (Chandran Perumudiyur)

Email: ramachandran@asas.kh.amrita.edu
Faculty Associate
Qualifications - M. A. (Malayalam), M.A. (Political Science), Diploma in Journalism & Travel and Tourism.
Areas of Interest - Malayalam Literature and Journalism.
Experience - 26 years experience in teaching. Popularly known as ‘Chandran Perumudiyur’. Published books and more than 100 Articles in various Malayalam Periodicals. Received Awards from Kerala Sahitya Academy and Guruvayur Devaswom.

Jyothish Mayi

Email: jyothishmayiv@asas.kh.amrita.edu
Faculty Associate
Qualifications - M.A (Sanskrit Sahitya), KTET
Areas of Interest - Samskritam Sahityam, Indian Culture, Instructional Design and Training,
Samskrita Bharathi Volunteer
Experience - 18 Years experience in teaching Sanskrit, Organizing and Mentoring National Level samskrita Bharati programme as full time volunteer, Prepared study matirials for school and universites.

Sreedevi. O.S.

Email: sreedevi@asas.kh.amrita.edu
Faculty Associate (Sanskrit).
Qualifications - MA (Sanskrit), B.Ed.(Sanskrit).
Areas of Interest - Samskritam Sahityam, Indian Culture
Experience - 23 years of teaching experience.

Punnyapriya.S

Email: punnyapriyas@asas.kh.amrita.edu
Faculty Associate (Hindi).
Qualifications - M.A. (Hindi), B.Ed., M.Phil
Areas of Interest - Drama and Fiction.
Experience - 7 years of teaching experience.
Adjunct Faculty

Prof. N.R. Menon

Qualifications - M.Com, AIBM.
Experience - 44 years of teaching experience.

Dr. M.V. Natesan

Qualifications - Ph.D., M.A., B.Ed.
Experience - 27 years of teaching experience.

Dr. P. Nandakumar

Qualifications - Ph.D. in Sanskrit, M.A. (Sanskrit)
Experience - 28 years of teaching experience.