Dr. U. K. V. Sarma joined Amrita as a faculty in the Department of Cultural Education in July 2013. He obtained his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupati. He then moved to Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay to pursue his Ph.D in the area of Indian Astronomy and Mathematics. He obtained Ph.D in 2012 for his dissertation entitled "Planetary Models Expounded by Bhāskara, Mādhava and Nīlakaṇṭha". After getting Ph.D he got an opportunity to explore and work in the area of Natural Language Processing in the department of Computer Science and engineering, IIT Bombay. Hailing from a lineage of Vedic scholars, he also learnt Kriṣṇa Yajurveda under the tutelage of his own father.

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