CENTRE FOR HUMAN SCIENCE & SERVICE
Year of Establishment : 2009
Coordinator : Prof. Sambasiva Prasad
Global renaissance explicitly recognizing the wisdom of promoting “inner” and human sciences to achieve a balance between “outer” and “inner” knowledge, i.e. knowledge of the nature and of ourselves is urgently needed to further our civilization. It is aptly observed that conflicts and even wars have their origins in the minds of men. At the same time, we note that the most important achievement of the natural process is the evolution of human mind. Mind is the seat of both good and evil. The Center for Human Science & Service is a modest response to this great challenge.The Center aims at participating in the process of promoting the bright side of the mind.
The Center addresses the fundamental issues in human science and society. The Center’s focus is on the resolution of existential problems and the training of true professionals to serve the community. Further, issues relating to empowerment of women and research will be given special emphasis. Frontier areas of human science such as the study of yoga and other consciousness enhancing strategies are of special interest. Pilot projects in selected areas to test out intervention strategies to bring about desired changes in the targeted individuals and groups will be pursued. However, applied aspects of human science constitute the core interest of the Center.
The objectives of the centre are as follows:
1. To help in the emergence of a humane society free from conflicts and exploitations, and destructive divisions and dehumanizing desires, a community in which citizens not only learn truth but also realize it in their living.
2. To advance knowledge and train the minds of the people to achieve (a) compassion for each other, (b) respect for the rights of others and (c) responsible discharge of one’s duties.
3. To undertake in-depth studies of religions and objective understanding of scientific advances in their search for truth in order to promote on the one hand understanding the interface between science and religion and to develop, on the other hand, a common religious attitude among people belonging to different faiths so that religious identities do not lead to conflict.