Oct 17, 2019  
2018-2019 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Indic Studies Minor

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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.


The Minor in Indic Studies requires a minimum of 18 credits, of which 12 are core courses and 6 are electives.


Additional elective courses are under development and will be announced when approved.

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