Amrita Darshanam, International Centre for Spiritual Studies (ICSS), will organize a twenty-one-day Basic-level Workshop on Manuscriptology and Palaeography from 6 to 26 May 2019, in collaboration with the National Mission for Manuscripts (NAMAMI), Government of India.

The workshop aims at encouraging and training young scholars in the field of manuscriptology and palaeography through practical demonstration as well as by imparting theoretical knowledge. During the workshop, participants will be familiarized with Brāhmi, Śārada, Newari, Nāgari, Nandīnāgari and Grantha.

In addition, the workshop covers aspects of critically editing texts and their cataloguing, history of writing, basic conservation and storage of manuscripts and use of information technology in manuscript preservation and research.

Covered Areas

  • Origin and Development of Scripts
  • Aim and Scope of Manuscriptology
  • Preservation and Digitalization of Manuscripts
  • Introduction to Brāhmi script, Śārada, Newari, Nāgari, Nandīnāgari and Granthā
  • Method of Transcribing Texts of Manuscripts
  • Dating of Manuscripts
  • Editing of Manuscripts
  • Preservation of Manuscripts
  • Method of Collating Manuscripts
  • Textural Criticism
  • Visit to Trivandrum Manuscript Library

Resource Persons

  • Dr. Anirban Das
  • Dr. Shridhar Barik
  • Dr. Siniruddha Dash
  • Dr. Mamata Mishra
  • Dr. Sharatchandra Swamy
  • Dr. P. Perumal
  • Dr. Uttam Singh
  • Dr. C. M. Neelakandan
  • Dr. Nirmala Kulkarni
  • Prof. Vishalakshi
  • Dr. K. T. Pavitran
  • Dr. G. Gangadharan Nair
  • Dr. Padmanabhan
  • Dr. Muraleemadhavan
  • Dr. Sainaba. M

Venue : Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus

Eligibility :

Seats are limited. Those who have completed M.A. in any language or related disciplines are eligible to apply with bio-data for the workshop. Selected participants are entitled to travel by AC three tier trains including Rajdhani and Shatabdhi express trains, and are provided with food and accommodation during the workshop. Shortlisted participants will be informed through email later.

Attendance of all classes in the workshop is compulsory. Certificates will be awarded to participants upon the successful completion of the workshop.

Application :

Interested candidates are requested to email the filled application form along with all needed certificates to and

Download Application Form

Last Date for Application : 20 April 2019

For more details, please contact:

Prasanth B.
Assistant Professor,
Amrita Darshanam (ICSS),
+91 9446007528

Manish Rajan Walvekar
Co - Convener
Assistant Professor,
Amrita Darshanam (ICSS),
+91 9757405466

Event Details
2019-05-06 09:00 to 2019-05-26 17:00
Spiritual Studies