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  • 1. Anusaaraka: An important research project undertaken by CIF is the development of a computer software Anusaaraka, with concepts based on the Ashtadhyayi, a Sanskrit Grammar work of Panini which is at least 2500 years old. This software will allow the high-quality translation of English text into Hindi. Anusaaraka is being developed collaboratively with University of Hyderabad (Department of Sanskrit Studies), and International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H).
  • 2. Preservation of ancient Manuscripts: All ancient palm leaf and paper manuscripts that come to CIF's attention are preserved, maintained, digitised and decoded. The scholars retrieve the content and publish them for the benefit of academia and society in general.
  • 3. Academic Workshops: Conducts lectures, workshops, courses and retreats on various schools of Indian Philosophy, Science, Astrology, Yoga, Sanskrit, Indology (the study of language, culture, history of India), by inviting international experts for knowledge sharing.
  • 4. Publications: In order to ensure that the knowledge that lies in manuscripts, theses or research papers reaches the audience it is meant for, CIF publishes books, magazines and journals in Sanskrit and English on various topics ranging from Philosophy, Sanskrit and Indology to Sciences.
  • 5. Home Study Courses: Chinmaya International Foundation offers well-structured, introductory and advanced level courses on Indian Philosophy, specializing in Advaita Vedanta. It also offers courses on the Bhagavad-gita, Sanskrit and Vedic Maths. In addition there is a unique self-development programme, based on the wisdom of the scriptures called ‘Make it Happen’  CIF has around 15,000 students from all over the world doing the courses at any point of the time. For details on courses, visit the Courses section.
  • 6. PhD. and Doctoral Programmes: CIF is a recognised Centre for Doctoral Studies with a library of more than 20,000 rare books and a team of research guides that enable students to undertake valid research. Currently there are 20 students pursuing doctoral studies.
The campus allows for a social and solitary environment that is conducive to development and personal enrichment.
  • Recognitions
  • • As Centre of Excellence (Shodha Sansthan) in Sanskrit Research by Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan
  • • As Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (SIRO) by Department of Industrial and Scientific Research (DSIR)
  • • By AYUSH - Health and Welfare Department, Government of India for digitising medical manuscripts
  • • Research and Resource Centre by Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala
Future Vision To establish a University of Sanskrit and Indology, a Centre of Excellence for Indian sciences - Ayurveda, Arthashastra, Ganita Shastra and so on; offering online/residential programmes both nationally and internationally.

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