Qualification: 
MSc
sivanandands@am.amrita.edu

Br. Sivanandan joined Amrita as a faculty in 2007. After completing his post-graduation from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, he worked as a Research Associate for 3 years in Sukrtindra Oriental Research Institute, Kochi. His current research interests is in History of Science, Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India and the Cross Cultural Circulation of Knowledge.

Fellowship

UNESCO Sahapedia Fellowship 2017 for documenting the history of Kerala School of Astronomy and Mathematics. The Fellowship is for 3 months starting from October 2017.

Consultancy

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts has awarded a consultancy project to design, construct and transfer a scale model of falcon fire altar for their Vedic Heritage museum at New Delhi. The project will be completed by December 2017.

Awards & Achievements

Best paper award for Regional Adaption of Śulbasūtra Tradition as Evident in the Agnichayana Ritual of Kerala-a Study in Vedic Section of AIOC 2010, Tirupati

Summer School / Workshops attended

  • Workshop on “Yoga Therapy & Counselling” organized by Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala, Maharashtra, June 24-July 1, 2018.
  • Summer school on “Lessons from The Mahabharata for Modern Bharat” Organized by Chinmaya International Foundation, Kochi in Association with Chinmaya University, June 2 - 6, 2018
  • Indic Academy workshop on “Itihāsa and Various Meanings of History" conducted at Mythic Society (Bengaluru) on December 20 - 21, 2017
  • Summer Visit to study the difference between Kerala and North Indian yagasala traditions at Vaidika Samshodana Mandal, Pune, July 11-20, 2011
  • Summer School- Vyasa Valmiki Kalidasa : Organized by Chinmaya International Foundation in Association with Chinmaya University , June 17-26, 2017
  • ICPR workshop on “Science and Technology in the Indic Tradition: Critical Perspectives and Current Relevance” at IISC Bangalore, February 4-5, 2017
  • 9th International conference and workshop on Oriental Astronomy ,Organized jointly by TIFR Mumbai and IISER Pune at IISER Pune , November 14-18, 2016
  • National Workshop on Ancient Indian Mathematics with special emphasis on Vedic mathematics and Astronomy: Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, Tirupati and DST, Government of India , February 24-28, 2012
  • Mathematics in Ancient Times, International conference and workshop at the Kerala School of Mathematics, Kozhikode. This was a satellite workshop of ICM 2010 held at Hyderabad. August 29 – September 1, 2010
  • Young Indian Scientists Colloquium, Homi Bhabha Birth Centenary Event, Tata Institute of fundamental research, Mumbai, September 7-10, 2009

Other Positions

  • Faculty Coordinator – Student’s Internships organized by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham as part of Amrita SeRVe 101 Village Adoption Project. The internships were conducted in Pandori village, Kathua District in Jammu & Kashmir for two weeks in June 2015 and July 2016
  • Co-founder and TrainerSadgamaya Program 2013 to present. It is an education and outreach initiative of Amrita Viswa Vidyapeetham to impart values and career orientation to school children so that they can start to plan early for a successful career based on a deeper understanding of life. Since June 2013 more than 150 camps are organized all over Kerala to engage ~10000 school students till July 2018.
  • Member, Editorial Board of Samvit, The bi-annual journal of Amritadarshanam, International Centre for Spiritual Studies, 2012 – Present
  • Faculty MentorAmrita Astronomy Club, from 2009 to 2015.
  • Faculty Coordinator – Student’s Internships organized by International Forum for India’s Heritage (IFIH) at the Coimbatore campus. As part of internship, students prepared material to be used for a DVD on the subject of Science and Technology in Ancient India. The internships were from December 7 -19, 2009 and June 5-24, 2010. Sri. Michel Danino was the Internship Director.

Publications

Publication Type: Conference Proceedings

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2018

Conference Proceedings

Br. Sivanandan and Amritesh A R, “Vrukshakkani and Vishuthaineettam Rituals of Vishu as Periodic Updates of Religious Rites and Ceremonies to Fight Climate Change - A study”, the International Conference on Ecology and Culture, vol. 2018. FSLE India, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri , 2018.

Publication Type: Book Chapter

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2018

Book Chapter

Br. Sivanandan, “Ananyaavayam- A Road Map to Rejuvenate the Universal Humanistic Religion for a Resurgent Global Society”, in Universal Religion and Education: Practitioner’s Perspectives, Faculty of Education, Banaras Hindu University, 2018, pp. 159-165.

Publication Type: Conference Paper

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2018

Conference Paper

Amritesh A R and Br. Sivanandan, “An Indian Approach to Diversity Management at Workplace – Cues from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras”, in Two-day International Conference on 'Diversity Management: Views from India and Europe, SDM Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences (CIRHS), at SDM PG Centre, Ujire, Karnataka on October 26-27 , 2018.

2017

Conference Paper

Br. Sivanandan, “The Kerala Rope Technique – Documenting the Practice of ‘Altar Space Layout Using Knotted Ropes’, of Kerala Vedic Tradition”, in International conference on exploring the history of Indian mathematics, IIT Gandhinagar, 2017.

2017

Conference Paper

Br. Sivanandan, “A New Pedagogy for Indic Knowledge Traditions Using its Contemporary Relevance”, in National Seminar on Science Education, Regional Institute of Education, Ajmer, Rajasthan, 2017.

2016

Conference Paper

Br. Sivanandan, “The Sulba literature in Kerala Vedic Tradition – A study ”, in National Seminar conducted in Amrita University, Amritapuri Campus by Amrita Darshanam and IGNCA , Amrita University, Amritapuri Campus , 2016.

2012

Conference Paper

Br. Sivanandan, “The Development of Śulva Literature in Sanskrit with Special Emphasis on Karika’s of Yogiyar- a Study”, in National seminar on Sanskrit in 21st Century on 27th and 28th March, 2012 at Chinmaya International Foundation., 2012.

2011

Conference Paper

Br. Sivanandan, “Revival of the Rajju system of Śulbasūtras used in the ritual geometry of Kerala”, in International Colloquium on History of Mathematical Sciences and Symposium on Non-Liner Analysis, Department of Mathematics Kumaun University, S.S.J. Campus, Almora and Indian Society for History of Mathematics; 16-19 May, 2011.

2010

Conference Paper

Br. Sivanandan, “Regional Adaption of Śulbasūtra Tradition as Evident in the Agnichayana Ritual of Kerala-a Study ”, in Vedic section of 45th session of All India Oriental Conference in Tirupathi, Tirupathi, 2010.

2010

Conference Paper

Br. Sivanandan, “The Continuity of Sulbasutra Tradition as Evident in the Agnichayana Ritual of Kerala – A Critical Study”, in International Conference on Sanskrit and Intellectual Heritage, Department of Sanskrit, University of Kerala, 2010.

Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2010

Journal Article

Br. Sivanandan, “Newfound Hitherto Unknown Malayalam Text on Agni-new Insights on The Sulba Sutra Tradition in Kerala”, Bulletin of Kerala Mathematics Association , vol. 6, pp. 59–67, 2010.

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