Architecture students at IIT Kharagpur will soon be studying Vastu Shastra with the varsity introducing the course shortly. The classes are expected to commence from August.
Articheture Students at IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Kharagpur will soon be studying Vastu Shastra with the varsity introducing the course shortly. The classes are expected to commence from August. It will be introduced to undergraduate students as part of courses on basic design and history of architecture.
Understanding the ancient Indian architectural
As per a TOI report, while undergraduate students at IIT Kharagpur will be introduced to the basics of Vastu Shastra, the post-graduate and research scholars will study the topic in more detail. The faculty members at IIT Kharagpur believe that students who have so far been taught architectural concepts prevalent in the west should also learn about ancient Indian architectural traditions.
In-depth study of Vastu Shastra
Ancient Indian concepts have a scientific basis and introducing students to these will open up new avenues. At the post-graduate level, concepts of social principles, nine-circuit placements, sacred altars and design semiotics and semantics will be taught to students. Assignments, projects and tests on Vastu Shastra too will be a part of the curriculum.
“Vastu Shastra has its beginnings in Rig Veda and is scientific in its tenor,” Joy Sen, a faculty member of the architecture department at IIT Kharagpur.
“Vastu Shastra has its beginnings in Rig Veda and is scientific in its tenor. Today, the whole world is looking at green living, thanks to the way we are suffering due to erratic concretisation. The concept of Vastu revolves around the healthy relationship of nature and infrastructure, hence its modern relevance,” Joy Sen added.