Ministry of Education to launch Indian Knowledge System textbook on May 16

Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will launch a textbook on Indian knowledge system on Monday.

Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Education Minister

STRONG POINTS

  • Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will launch a textbook on Indian knowledge system.
  • The book is written by B Mahadevan, Professor IIM Bangalore
  • The book is intended to be used as the primary reference material for teaching courses on Universal Human Values ​​and the Indian Knowledge System.

Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will launch a textbook on Indian knowledge system on Monday, May 16, AICTE said. The book is written by B Mahadevan, Professor IIM Bangalore in association with SVYASA, Bangalore, and Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, Ernakulam.

“We are very happy to inform you that the IKS Division and AICTE are organizing the launch of this manual on the auspicious occasion of Buddha Purnima, May 16, 2022, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the AICTE Auditorium. We would like to draw your attention to the fact that Shri Dharmendra Pradhan ji, Honorable Minister of Education, has kindly consented to launch this Handbook on Indian Knowledge System in the august presence of the author and co-authors and several high dignitaries,” said AICTE.

The technical education regulator, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), introduced a compulsory course on Indian Knowledge Systems (lKS) as part of its model curriculum in 2018. However, there was no authentic manual on IKS at the time, added AICTE.

Previously, the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore, Ministry of Education received a project proposal “Curriculum Development and Preparation of Textbooks for Indian Knowledge System Course”.

PURPOSE OF THE INDIAN KNOWLEDGE SYSTEM BOOK

This book, AICTE said in the statement, is designed to be used as the main reference material for teaching courses on universal human values ​​and the Indian system of knowledge introduced by AICTE in its model curriculum.