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

Preamble

To deepen students’ understanding and further their knowledge about the different aspects of Indian culture and heritage. To instill into students a dynamic awareness and understanding of their country’s achievements and civilizing influences in

various fields and at various epochs. To bring a greater ability to deal with life’s challenges by helping students towards a balanced and harmonized personality.

Course Outcomes

CO Statement
CO01 To get an overview of India’s contribution to the world in the field of art, architecture, and science; to understand the foundational concepts of ancient Indian education system; to glean insights from Mahabharata.
CO02 Learn the important concepts of Vedas, Vedangas, and Yogasutras for the refinement of personality.
CO03 Familiarize themselves with the Bhagavad-Gita and its relevance to daily life; Understand the sagacity of Chanakya; Role of Women in ancient Indian society.
CO04 To understand the principles of Yoga and its applicability through practice.
CO05 Gain a deep understanding of the underlying principles of diverse traditions of worship

CO-PO Mapping:

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

Unit 1

To the World from India; Education System in India; Insights from Mahabharata; Human Personality. India’s Scientific System for Personality Refinement.

Unit 2

The Vedas: An Overview; One God, Many Forms; Bhagavad Gita – The Handbook for Human Life; Examples of Karma Yoga in Modern India.

Unit 3

Chanakya’s Guidelines for Successful Life; Role of Women; Conservations with Amma.

Text Book

  • Cultural Education Resource Material Semester-2

Reference Book(s)

  • Cultural Heritage of India. R.C.Majumdar. Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture. The Vedas. Swami ChandrashekharaBharati. BharatiyaVidyaBhavan.
  • Indian Culture and India’s Future. Michel Danino. DK Publications. The Beautiful Tree. Dharmapal. DK Publications.
  • India’s Rebirth. Sri Aurobindo. Auroville Publications.