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Education must attempt to nurture the holistic development of human beings. This includes intellectual, emotional, physical, social, aesthetic, and spiritual development. One of the most important ingredients of all round human and societal development is spirituality. Hence, Amrita Darshanam, International Centre for Spiritual Studies, is the Centre of Excellence for study and research in the area of spiritual studies with its focus on Indian philosophy, arts, literature, culture, tradition, and society.
Education must attempt to nurture the holistic development of human beings.
The University and IGNCA have mutually agreed to work and explore the avenues of educational exchanges.
The Centre joins hands with IGNCA to support faculty research, collaborative research projects, student programs at IGNCA, access to IGNCA library and archival resources, appointment of IGNCA faculty staff as members of Advisory Committee or Joint Supervisor/ Co-guide for Ph.D. scholars at Amrita, mentorship of students’ projects by IGNCA faculty staff, collaboration in conferences, seminars, workshops, exhibitions and festivals, development of digital resources and offering credit/non-credit courses to students in the fields of textual research, Vedic studies,
Translation Studies, manuscriptology, Oral Traditions, folklore, traditional knowledge system, performing arts, storytelling traditions, cultural informatics, conservation and other area studies with the appropriate departments at Amrita. The objective of MoU signed between Dr. P. Venkat Rangan, Vice-Chancellor, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and Dr. Sachchidanand Joshi, Member Secretary, IGNCA, is to contribute to the promotion of Indian cultural heritage, cultural informatics and other allied areas among the youth.
As part of the MoU signed by the University with Teachers College, Columbia University, the Centre has an active collaboration with Teachers College. Post-graduate students of Spirituality Mind Body Institute at Teachers College assisted by faculty annually visit Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and Mata Amritanandamayi Math for spiritual retreats.
The Centre collaborates with NAMAMI, Government of India on the projects on surveying, listing, cataloguing, and conducting awareness campaigns for NAMAMI, with the aim of preserving the vast manuscript heritage of India and disseminating knowledge contained therein for educational and research purposes.
Amrita Darshanam, International Centre for Spiritual Studies (ICSS) proudly presents AMRITA LEAP a first-of-a-kind top tier training programme themed Education for Life, with workshop sessions for high school students from Class 8 to 12 as a part of the university’s outreach programming of activities.
Amrita Darshanam – International Centre for Spiritual Studies
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Amritapuri, Clappana P.O.,
Kollam, Kerala, India – 690 525.
Phone: +91 476 2809400 / 9402, 8589004288
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