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Course Name Bharatiya Jnana Parampara – Indian Knowledge Systems
Course Code 23SS801
Credits 4

Course Description & Outcomes

Course Description
  • The course provides an overview and perspective of the Indian point of view on knowledge division and its application
Course Outcome
  • Discover the knowledge structure existing within different disciplines of studies
  • Structuring through the process while making a hierarchy of information based on IKS

Learning Objectives & Pedagogy

Learning Objectives
  1. To be able to navigate knowledge sources of different disciplines of studies from a Vedic perspective.
  2. To recognize the Knowledge division from an Indian point of view
  3. To appreciate the vast fields of studies that evolved indigenously
  • Constructive, reflective, and integrative


  • Landscape of the Veda – origin, legacy, transmission system, Pedagogy of Indian Education, Content and intent of the Vedas
  • The four Vedas
    • R̥ig Veda
    • Yajur Veda
    • Sāma Veda
    • Atharva Veda
  • Vedanga – 6, auxiliary Shastras for Vedic retention
    • Śikṣā,
    • Vyākaraṇam
    • Chandaḥ
    • Niruktam
    • Jyotiṣam
    • Kalpa
  • Upavedas – 4, aspiration for knowledge, building a knowledge content
    • Āyurveda
    • Dhanurveda
    • Gāndharvaveda
    • Arthaveda
  • Upangas – 4, science and technical fields
    • Mīmāṁsā
    • Nyāya
    • Dharmaśāstra
    • Purāṇa
  • Darshanas – 9, perspective and approach – an introduction


  • Introduction To Indian Knowledge System: Concepts and Applications by by B. Mahadevan, Nagendra Pavana, Vinayak Rajat Bhat.
  • The Vedas by Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswati/Sankaracharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham (Author)
  • Indian Knowledge Systems – Vol 1 & 2 by Avadhesh K. Singh, Kapil Kapoor  

Evaluation Pattern

  • Assignments: 30
  • Mind map/Concept Map: 30
  • Presentation/Viva/Project work: 40

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