Indic Studies Committee
Bal-Ram Singh (Program Director) Chemistry
Sankha Bhowmick Mechanical Engineering
Avijit Gangopadhyay Physics and Marine Science and Technology
Angappa Asare Gunasekaran Management
Krishan Gupta Accounting and Finance
Madhusudan Jhaveri Civil and Environmental Engineering
Trib Puri Accounting and Finance
Tridib Kumar Roy Mechanical Engineering
Sukalyan Sengupta Civil and Environmental Engineering
K Srinagesh Mechanical Engineering
Amit Tandon Physics and Marine Science and Technology
The Indic Studies Minor is designed for students who are interested in learning about the languages, civilization, science, art, culture, traditions, and philosophy that originated in the Indian Sub-Continent where they continue to be practiced. Many additional contemporary subjects from Gandhi to Indian democracy are studied. This program integrates knowledge from a wide range of subject areas and uses a multidisciplinary approach. Students will learn in a multifaceted way, in classroom, seminar, and experiential settings.
The goals of the Indic Studies Minor are:
- to disseminate understanding of issues relating to Indian arts, philosophy, culture, societal values, customs, etc.
- to promote international harmony through the mix of ancient and modern values and to promote awareness among Americans and the world at large of contemporary India and its demographic diversity in the 21st century.
The minor is enhanced by the existence of the Center for Indic Studies. It shares, in general, the goals of the center: to highlight India’s time-tested eternal values for the world’s progress, peace and harmony; and to cultivate the relevance of ancient Indic human values through scholarly understanding and academic pursuit.
Admission to the Minor
The general criteria for admission to academic minor programs apply to the minor in Indic Studies. Contact the Program Director for assistance in declaring this minor.
A minor must be completed at the time of the degree and will be so noted on the student’s transcript. A student cannot be readmitted to the University to complete only a minor.