ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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‘Indian Knowledge Systems’ in the Curriculum


In a bold move towards embracing India’s rich cultural heritage, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has announced plans to introduce Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS) in the curriculum of higher education institutions across the country. This decision has sparked a nationwide debate on the implications it may have on cultivating an attitude of scientific temper among citizens and its approach towards modern science.

IKS encompass a wide range of ancient wisdom, including traditional medicine, astrology, yoga, meditation, and more. These systems have been passed down through generations and have played a significant role in shaping India’s history and culture. However, with the advent of modern science and globalisation, there has been a shift towards Western scientific knowledge, leading to the neglect of IKS in mainstream education. These are the justifications of the UGC for introducing this programme.

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Updated On : 24th Apr, 2023
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