DETAILS: 

COURSE NAME: Cultural Education
PROGRAM: B.Sc. Biotechnology and B.Sc. Microbiology
SEMESTER: one
CREDITS: Two

SYLLABUS

Module 1 (3 hours)

  • The Necessity of CE- Education for life and Livelihood, Role of spirituality in Indian culture, Science and Spirituality
  • Motto of Amrita University, Meaning of college prayer
     

Module 2 (3 hours)

  • Culture and Civilization- Defenitions, Differences, Relation of culture and Values, Indian culture-Uniqueness and the pillars of Indian culture
     

Module 3 (4 hours)

  • Purusharthas or Goal of life Dharma, Artha,Kama,Moksha.
  • Symbols of Indian Culture – Forms, Meanings and Significance of symbols – Religious Symbols – Swastika – Omkara – Lingam – Lotus – Tilak – Rudraksha – Shankha, lotus
     

Module 4 (3 hours)

  • Man and Nature- Depletion of natural resourses-Root causes, Our ancestors life-Harmony with nature, Pancha yajnas and Pancha matas, Re establish the lost harmony, role of religion. Rishis and scientist
     

Module 5 (2 hours)

  • India’s Ecological heritage- Vediac view of nature, Sacred groves, Causes of destructions and solutions
     

Module 6 (5 hours)

  • Introduction to Vedas and Vedanta – Fourteen Abodes, Four Vedas, Samhitas, Brahmanas, Aranyakas, Upanishads, Six Vedangas, Four Upavedas
  • Vedanta and Image worship, Sadhana and self realization, Imbibe principles of Vedanta
     

TEXT BOOK & REFERENCES

  1. Cultural Education: Reading Material for students - prepared by Cultural Education Dept., Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.
  2. Eternal truth- Mata Amritanandamayi Devi