We are happy to announce First International Conference of ISIS 2013 The main theme of the Conference is "Ancient Indian Wisdom and Modern World ". The conference was held on: March 29-31, 2013, at the Jawaharlal Nehru National Youth Centre (JNNYC),219, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg, New Delhi. India.

The conference's main objective is to bring together, the scholars and experts of various fields, from different parts of the world to share their thoughts and knowledge on Indian sastras (scriptures) covering ancient science, medicine, and culture, and their applicability in various fields of modern studies.

The recorded sessions of this conference are available now. 


Please read below for a full listing of the conference sessions.

 The Indian Society for Indic Studies (ISIS) Holds Its First 2013 International Conference on:

Ancient Indian Wisdom and the Modern World

All differences in this world are of                                                

degree, and not of kind, because                                                 

oneness is the secret of every thing

Swami Vivekananda


This unique and very enlightening conference was held on March 29-31, 2013, at the Jawaharlal Nehru National Youth Centre, 219-Deen DayalUpadhyay Marg, in New Delhi, India. The conference brought together about 200 scholars and experts, worldwide, who discussed and shared their knowledge of ancient Indian wisdom and its profound impact on the modern world and its future, and explored the secret of oneness in everything.

Scholars discussed the truths and reality of ancient Indian concepts of consciousness, cosmology, yoga, medicine, Ayurveda, and many other aspects that are only recently being researched by modern scientists. They also explored how these concepts can be applied or are otherwise relevant to modern society to solve many of its current problems. In addition, several presentations were made on the Vedas, the Upanishads, and Sanskrit, the language in which these ancient texts were written. A unique feature of this conferee was that people from many different fields participated.

 Due to a huge response, all the presentations were divided into two groups of sessions: Plenary and Paper reading. A list of plenary sessions is given below. Paper reading sessions are listed at the end by their titles.

The recorded conference presentations of both plenary and paper reading sessions are available at an affordable cost of $45.00 for participants outside India. Simply click on the green “Order Now” button, and this will take you to a page for your registration details. Please be sure to fill in all of the fields/boxes with an asterisk beside it, and then click on your form of payment, which may be either by credit card or PayPal. Please note, however, that if either the email address you have used in registration or if the credit card you plan to use for payment is already connected to an existing PayPal account, then PayPal requires that you use PayPal as the method of payment.You can use any of the credit cards shown if neither of the above conditions apply to your situation.

29th March, 2013, Room-1, Session-1: 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Dr. Paramamitra Shastri Memorial Session:    

 29th March, 2013, Room-1, Session –2: 11:20 a.m-1:00 p.m.

Opening Ceremony

Dr.Ramanath Pandey, Conference Convener &Secretary, DRPSECT:                               Welcome                                                                               10 Minutes

Prof. P B Sharma, VCDelhi Technological University(DCE),Delhi, India   :          Guest of Honour                                                                      30 Minutes

Prof Ramanath Sharma, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI,.USA:                                       Keynote Address                                                                 30 Minutes

Prof. K C. Upadhyaya, Director, Biotechnology, Amity University,

Greater Noida, Former, VC, the M. S. University of Baroda and

Professor Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi: Presidential Address                                                                      20 Minutes

Plenary Sessions

29th March-2013, Room-1, Session-3: 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Plenary Session-1: Ancient Indian Wisdom and Modern Life Sciences:

 Session Chairs:   Prof K. C. Upadhyay, Director, Biotechnology, Amity University, Noida, Former V C, M. S. University

                        Prof. S C Goswami, Former Prof., Dayal Singh College, University of Delhi.    

 1.  Prof M. M. Bajaj, Chancellor, International Kamadhenu Ahimsa University(IKAU), Vikaspuri, New Delhi, 

     Concept of Ahimsa from Vedic Era to Present Day: Destruction of the Universe by the BIS Processes

2.  Denis Kleschev, Russia-          

    Vedic Wisdom & Structural Harmony of Systems   

3. Dr. Dipak Anand & Dr. John J. Kineman, Coop. Inst. For Res. in the Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado,

    Colorado, USA

    Recoding Science to Unify Eastern and Western Worldviews

4. Dr. P N Vinaya, School of Humanities, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India    

    An Exploration for the Elements of Cell Biology in Ancient Indian Literature    

5. Dr. Jsra Prasad, Dept. of Sanskrit Studies, School of Humanities, University of Hyderabad, India. 

    Botanical Science in Sanskrit Literature–Exploring its Contemporary Relevance

29th March-2013, Room-2, Session-12:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m.

Plenary Session 2: Relevance of Ancient Sanskrit for the Modern World

 Session Chair: Prof Dipti S Tripath, Director, National Manuscripts Mission,

New Delhi


1.   Dr.Niranjan Purohit, Dept. of Sanskrit SKB University, Purulia (WB)-                 

     The Place of Vedanta Samjna Prakaranam – An Unpublished Work in Monistic- Vedanta        

 2.  Shashi Tiwari, Maitreyi College, University of Delhi & General Secretary, 

     Gratitude and Devotion in the Vedic Tradition

3   Dr Anju Seth, Satyawati College, University of Delhi

     In Hindi (A comparative analysis of Sanskrit and Telugu languages)

4.  Daryoosh Akbarzadeh, Visiting Researcher: IIC (ICCR), ICHTO (IRAN)-

    Again on Indian Tales and Relations between Iran and India (Sanskrit texts,   Sasanian and Post-Sasanian)

5. Sudip Chakravarty, Sidho-Kanho-Birsa University,  Purulia, West Bengal

    Mricchakatikam : Its present relevance

6. Dr Ajay Mishra, Rashtriya Sanskrit Samsthan, New Delhi,

    Globalization, Culture and Sanskrit


29th March-2013, Room-1, Session-4: 4:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Plenary Session 3: Ancient Indian Ayurveda and Modern Science:


Session Chairs: Dr. Deepak Anand, Professor at the Maharishi University of Management in Iowa, USA

Dr Jsra Prasad, Dept. of Sanskrit Studies, School of Humanities, University of Hyderabad, India,


1. Dr. Goverdhanam Vani, Dept. of Sanskrit Studies, University of Hyderabad-

    Concepts of Ahara and Vihara in Madhumeha from Ancient Science- Ayurveda WSR to Diabetes Mellitus Type-II       

2. Monica K Rathore, Research Scholar, JNU, New Delhi (India)   

    Salient Features of Health and Disease in Āyurveda and Taoism          

3. Dr V M Rajasekaran, Bharthiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu     

    Kaya  Kalpa Yoga and Simplified Physical Exercise Program for the Management of Type-II Diabetes     Mellitus: A Pilot


4. Dr. Dhananjay Vasudeo Dwivedi, Department of Sanskrit, Ranchi College, Ranchi, India Medico-cultural importance of

    khadira (acacia catechu) as depicted in Indian tradition

5. Mukesh Maru, A. B. Road, Rajgarh, M P, India

In Hindi(Importance of River Ganga-Present polluted condition and suggestions)

      30th March-2013, Day 2, Room-1, Session-2: 2:00 p.m.4:00p.m.

Plenary Session-4: Ancient Indian Wisdom, Modern Education, Environment and Management-I

 Session Chair: Dr S. C. Goswami, Dayal Singh College, University of Delhi, Delhi

 1. Dr.Kamna Vimal Sharma, Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi, India       

     Environment Management in Ancient India

2.  Yogesh Chandra Pargai, Research scholar, BHU. Varanasi

     In Sanskrit (Relevance of Kalidasa’s Literature in the context of Environment)

3. Pooja Gautam, Research Scholar, Dayal Bagh Training Institute, Agra,

    In Hindi (Ancient Indian Knowledge–the first step of success in the Modern World)

4. Mrs. Divyashree Venkatesh, Bangalore, India

  Ancient Wisdom & Modern Science: The Un-Epochal Relevance of Vedic          Astrology      

5. Mr.Priyanku Chakraborty, Dept. of Sanskrit, Tripura University, India

    Ancient Indian Education with Special Reference to Manu


30th March, 2013, Day-2, Room-2, Session –1: 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

NB: This session has 2 parts


Plenary Session 5: Buddhism and the Modern World:


Session Chair: Prof. Jyotish Nath, University of Tripura, Agartalla

 1. Dr.ChVenkata Siva Sai, School of Buddhist Studies & Civilization, Gautama Buddha University Greater Noida,            

     Buddhism in 21st Century with special Reference to Peace

2.  Dr.Bela Bhattacharya, University Professor of Pali, University of Calcutta, India

     Social Relevance and Ethics of Buddhism

3.  Dr.Rajendra Prasad Shakya, Government Hamidia College, Bhopal, India,    

     The Buddha’s Teaching: Contribution to Modern    World


Plenary Session-6: Ancient Indian Wisdom and Modern Physical Science and Technology

 Session Chair:  Dr. Varanasi Ramabrahmam, Associate Professor of physics in Physics Department of K.M. Centre for Post-Graduate, Studies in Pondicherry, India, 

1. Abhineet Kumar Srivastava, BHU, Varanasi -         

    The Theory on Cosmology as Elaborated in the Vedic Sun god

2. Brihaspati Bhattacharya, BHU, Varanasi

    The Technical Aspects of Vimāna in Sanskrit Literature

3.  Uttara Nerurkar,  B. Tech. (Chemical Engg.), IIT-Kanpur: Bangalore      

     Relevance of Ancient Indian Science, Technology and Philosophy in the Modern World

4. Kakali Ghosal -Assistant Professor, Budge College, 7 DBC Road, Kolkata

    The fascinating universe─ some meta-implications           


30th March, Day-2, Room-2, Session 3: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 Keynote Address: 2:00-2:20 p.m.

 Session Chair:, C S R Prabhu, Hyderabad

 Dr. S. Ramaratnam, Vice Chancellor, Jagadguru Kripalu University, Cuttack , Orissa, India.

Role of Human Values for Transforming the Society

    Plenary Session 7: Ancient Indian Wisdom, Modern Education, Environment and Management-II

 Session Chairs:       Dr. S. Ramaratnam, Vice Chancellor, Jagadguru Kripalu University, Cuttack , Orissa

Prof Manindra Thakur, Centre for Political Studies JNU, Delhi


1. C.S.R. Prabhu, Hyderabad e-Bharath 2020: 

A Vision of future e-Governance         

2. Dr. A. V. Rajagopalan, Professor, T A Pai Management Institute, Manipal        

     Enhancing Productivity at Workplace – A Prescription from Vedic Texts

3. Prof  RamashisPandey, former Professor, Ranchi University, Ranchi

     In Sanskrit (Educational Environment in Manusmriti-an Analysis)

4. Dr S. Letchoumanane, World Community Service Centre,  Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

     & Dr Vijay K. GuptaUniversity of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA

     Applications of the Ancient Indian Sciences of Vrikshayaurveda and Yoga on Okra (Abelmoschusesculentus    L)Yield          


31st March 2013, Day 3, Room-2, Session-1: 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.


Plenary Session-8:  The Ancient Science of Yoga for the Modern Age


Session Chairs: S. Letchoumanane, World Community Service Centre, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Dr. JsraPrasad, University of Hyderabad

1. Afzal Ahmad, Department of Philosophy, University of Delhi, Delhi, India        

     In Hindi (Socio-ethical Aspects of Law of Karma and its Relevance in Modern World)          

2. Dr. M.V. Rabindranath, R&D Directorate, WCSC, Chennai, Tamil Nadu           

     Modern prescription of ancient wisdom        

3. A. Raj Kumar and Dr. Valliammal, Ph.D. Program, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu          

     Study on Upgrading Personalities of the students by enhancing their Aura and Chakras through Vethathiri         Maharishi’s Nine-     Centre Meditation

4. Jony Ranta, Research Scholar, Dept. of Gandhian and Peace Studies, Punjab University Chandigarh, India     

     Non-violence the way to maintain the world peace

5. Dr Talat Praveen,

Relevance of Abhidhamma Psychology in Daily Life.       

6. Dr. Surabhi Verma, Department of Sanskrit, Punjab University, Chandigarh   

     Precognition in Dreams: Introductory Philosophical Hypotheses


31st March 2013, Day 3, Room-2, Valedictory Ceremony: 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

1. Prof. Devendra Mishra, Former Professor and Head, Department of Sanskrit, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

       2. Prof. Madan Mohan Bajaj, Former Professor Astro Physics, University of Delhi

       3. Prof. S C Goswami, Associate Prof. Chemistry, Dayal Singh College. University of Delhi

      4. Dr Ramanath Pandey, Managing Director of ISIS 2013, Secretary ISIS and DRPSECT, Vadodara, India


Paper Reading Sessions


29th March-2013, Day-1, Room-2, Session-24:15 p.m. – 6:00 p. m.

Paper Reading Session 1: Sanskrit Literature


30th March-2013, Day 2, Room-1, Session-1: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Paper Reading Session-2: Asian Studies: Culture, Literature, Arts and History


30th March-2013, Day-2, Room-1, Session-3: 4:15 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Paper Reading Session 3:  Ethics, Religion, Science and Philosophy


30th March, Day-2, Room-2, Session-2: 11:45 a.m. -1:15 p.m.

Paper Reading 4: Asian Studies: Culture, Literature, Arts and History


30th March, Day-2, Room-2, Session-4: 4:15 p.m. -6:00 p.m.

Paper reading Session-5: Ancient Wisdom and Management, Governance, Administration


31st March 2013, Day-3, Room-1, Session-1: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Paper Reading Session-6: Ancient Indian Wisdom and the Modern World-I


31st March 2013, Day-3,Room-1, Session-2: 11:45 a.m.- 1:15 p.m.

Paper Reading Session-7: Relevance of Philosophy for the Modern World


31st March 2013, Day-3, Room-1, Session-3: 2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Paper Reading Session-8: Relevance of Astrology, Astronomy


31 March 2013, Day-3, Room-2, Session-2: 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

Paper Reading Session-9: Cognitive Science


31st March 2013, Day-3, Room-2, Session-3: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Paper Reading Session-10: Ancient Indian Wisdom - Yoga, Science and Philosophy