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Sooraj Rajendran

Assistant professor, School of Spiritual and Cultural Studies , Amritapuri

Qualification: MA
Research Interest: Caste system in India, Sustainable development
Date of Joining: 20/06/2020
Nature of Association: Contract


Sooraj Rajendran currently serves as Assistant Professor at the School of Spiritual & Cultural Studies, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri Campus. With MA in Philosophy, he is currently pursuing a doctorate in Sustainable Development at Amrita. After graduating with a degree in Computer Science and Engineering, he embarked on a career as a Software Engineer, spending over a decade in the IT industry.

His primary areas of interest lie in Philosophy and Indian culture, particularly the origins of the caste system in India , Sustainable development and Peace and conflict studies. He has presented his research findings at various international conferences.

He has also authored numerous articles for Malayala Manorama, The Pioneer, India TV, and other notable newspapers and online portals. His expertise has led him to deliver numerous talks and participate in various discussions at seminars, conferences, and on TV channels. Also, he mentors and guides several students at Amrita in the field of Comparative Cultures.


FDP / Workshops
  • European Foundations of ‘the Caste System’: Past, Present and the Future, SDM College, Ujire, Karnataka.
  • Humanities and Religious Studies: Research Methods, Critical Thinking, and Academic Writing, Amrita Darshanam, Bengaluru.
  • Research Workshop – The Problem of intercultural Translation: Indian and European Texts by Dr M.S. Chaitra, Associate Professor, Centre for Study of Cultures, Chanakya University, Bangalore.
Invited Talks

Invited Talk on the topic ‘Advaitha in the teachings of Sree Narayana Guru: A study based on his literary works’ at Conference on Oneness (October 2019), Chinmaya Vishwa Vidyapeeth, Adi Sankara Nilayam, Ernakulam.

Conferences Attended
  • Dharma Dhamma Conference (January, 2018 ), Nalanda University, Bihar, India.
  • Reconceptualizing Indian Academia (January, 2019), Amrita Engineering College, Amritapuri Campus.
  • Yatra Conference (December, 2019), BHU, Varanasi.
  • Vedic Mindfulness (July, 2019), IGNCA, New Delhi.
  • Conference on Indigenous Environmentalism (May, 2020) , Inter Gurukul- University Center, Indic Academy
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