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2021-2022 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Indic Studies Program

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Indic Studies Committee

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 languages, civilization, science, art, culture, traditions, and philosophy—as originated and practiced in the Indian Sub-Continent—and many other contemporary subjects from Gandhi to Indian democracy. This program encompasses and seeks to integrate knowledge from a wide range of subject areas and uses a multi-disciplinary approach. Students will learn in a multi-faceted 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; promote awareness among Americans and world at large on contemporary India and its demographic diversity in the 21st century.

The academic 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 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 signing up for 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.

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