'Cultural Education' is a course offered in the first semester of  B. Tech. programs at the School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Preamble

To introduce students to the depths and richness of the Indian culture and knowledge traditions, and to enable them to obtain a synoptic view of the grandiose achievements of India in diverse fields. To equip students with a knowledge of their country and its eternal values.

Course Outcomes

The student at the end of the course will

    CO     Statement     Level
    CO01     Be introduced to the foundational concepts of Indian culture and heritage, the cultural ethos of  
      Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, and Amma’s life and vision of holistic education  
            CO02     Understand the foundational concepts of Indian civilization like purusharthas, karma- siddhanta, Indian Society and Varna-ashrama-dharma which contributes towards personality growth.  
        CO03     Gain a positive appreciation of symbols of Indian culture, itihasas, festivals, traditions and the spirit of living in harmony with nature.  
    CO04     Imbibe the principles and practices of Yoga.  
    CO05     Get guidelines for healthy and happy living from the great spiritual masters.  

CO - PO Mapping

Cos PO1 PO2 PO3 PO4 PO5 PO6 PO7 PO8 PO9 PO10 PO11 PO12 PSO1 PSO2
CO1               2   1   3    
CO2           1 1 3 2     3    
CO3           1 2 3 1     3    
CO4           3 3 3 3     3    
CO5           1 1 3 3     3    

Unit-1 Introduction to Indian culture; Understanding the cultural ethos of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham; Amma’s life and vision of holistic education.

Unit-2 Goals of Life – Purusharthas; Introduction to Varnasrama Dharma; Law of Karma; Practices for Happiness.

Unit-3 Symbols of Indian Culture; Festivals of India; Living in Harmony with Nature; Relevance of Epics in Modern Era; Lessons from Ramayana; Life and Work of Great Seers of India.

Text Book

  • Cultural Education Resource Material Semester-1

Reference Book(s)

  • The Eternal Truth (A compilation of Amma’s teachings on Indian Culture)
  • Eternal Values for a Changing Society. Swami Ranganathananda. BharatiyaVidyaBhavan. Awaken Children (Dialogues with Mata Amritanandamayi) Volumes 1 to 9
  • My India, India Eternal. Swami Vivekananda. Ramakrishna Mission.