COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Achieving Excellence in Life - An Indian Perspective
Course Code: 
15CUL230
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Achieving Excellence in Life - An Indian Perspective' is a course offered for the B. Tech. programs at the School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

The course offers to explore the seminal thoughts that influenced the Indian Mind on the study of human possibilities for manifesting excellence in life. This course presents to the students, an opportunity to study the Indian perspective of Personality Enrichment through pragmatic approach of self analysis and application.

Unit 1

Goals of Life – Purusharthas
What are Purusharthas (Dharma, Artha, Kama, Moksha); Their relevance to Personal life; Family life; Social life & Professional life; Followed by a Goal setting workshop;

Yogic way of Achieving Life Goals – (Stress Free & Focused Life)
Introduction to Yoga and main schools of Yoga; Yogic style of Life & Time Management (Work Shop);

Experiencing life through its Various Stages
Ashrama Dharma; Attitude towards life through its various stages (Teachings of Amma);

Unit 2

Personality Development
What is Personality – Five Dimensions – Pancha Kosas (Physical / Energy / Mental / Intellectual / Bliss); Stress Management & Personality; Self Control & personality; Fundamental Indian Values & Personality;

Learning Skills (Teachings of Amma)
Art of Relaxed Learning; Art of Listening; Developing ‘Shraddha’ – a basic qualification for obtaining Knowledge;

Communication Skills - An Indian Perspective;

Unit 3

Developing Positive Attitude & Friendliness - (Vedic Perspective);

Achieving Work Excellence (Karma Yoga by Swami Vivekananda & teachings based on Amma);

Leadership Qualities – (A few Indian Role models & Indian Philosophy of Leadership);

  • Awaken Children (Dialogues with Sri Mata Amritanandamayi) Volumes 1 to 9
  • Complete works of Swami Vivekananda (Volumes 1 to 9)
  • Mahabharata by M. N Dutt published by Parimal publications – New Delhi (Volumes 1 to 9)
  • Universal message of Bhagavad-Gita (An exposition of Gita in the light of modern thought and Modern needs) by Swami Ranganathananda. (Vols.1 to 3)
  • Message of Upanishads, by Swami Ranaganathananda published by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bombay.
  • Personality Development – Swami Vivekananda published by Advaitha Ashram, Kolkatta.
  • Art of Man Making - Swami Chinmayananda published by Chinmaya Mission, Bombay
  • Will Power and its Development- Swami Budhananda published by Advaitha Ashram, Kolkatta
  • Ultimate Success - Swami Ramakrishnananada Puri published by Mata Amritanandamayi Math, Kollam
  • Yoga In Daily Life - Swami Sivananda – published by Divine Life Society
  • Hindu Dharma - H. H. Sri Chandrasekharandra Saraswati published by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bombay
  • All about Hinduism – Swami Sivananda - Published by Divine Life Society
  • The Mind and its Control by Swami Budhananda published by Advaitha Ashram, Kolkatta
  • Krida Yoga - Vivekananda Kendra, Publication.
  • Valmiki Ramayana – Four volumes- published by Parimal Publications, Delhi
  • New perspectives in Stress Management - Dr H R Nagendra & Dr R Nagaratna published by Swami Vivekananda Yoga Prakashana, Bangalore.
  • Mind Sound Resonance Technique (MSRT) Published by Swami Vivekananda Yoga Prakashana, Bangalore.
  • Yoga & Memory - Dr H R Nagendra & Dr. Shirley Telles, published by Swami Vivekananda Yoga Prakashana, Bangalore.