IIT-Kharagpur has plans to introduce Vaastu Shastra in its curriculum soon. "We wish to introduce Vaastu in our architecture syllabus so that it can be taught in classes," the institute's Ranbir and Chitra Gupta School of Infrastructure Design and Management (RCGSIDM) head, Prof Joy Sen told PTI today. Vastu Shastra had its beginnings in the Rig Veda. "The science of Vaastu is the science of mathematics. Today, the whole world is looking at the concept of Vaastu which talks about the synergy between nature and civilisation.
We want to make young generations aware of that," he said. Sen, who is also a professor in the department of architecture and regional planning of IIT Kharagpur, said across the globe there is renewed interest in ancient Indian science. "So we are bringing up these theories before our students in class room lectures already. But we wish to formally introduce the subject in institute's curriculum in near future." Vaastu study can be introduced in graded modules to undergraduate architecture students who are taught courses like basic design and history of architecture, he added.
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