Centre For Gandhian Studies
The centre for studies in peace and non-violence was established in1976. Prof. K. Satchidananda Murthy, former vice-chancellor was the principal architect of the centre which was inaugurated on 13-10-1976 by Prof. Satishchandra, the then Chairman of the University Grants Commission, New Delhi. The purpose of the Centre is, in general, to study peace and non-violence in their widest context. However, in more specific terms, its aim is to develop an applied science of Peace research with the goal of preventing wars and promoting positive peace i.e. the unification of mankind into co-operative enterprise on a world-scale. To this end the centre endeavors to foster and promote inter-disciplinary studies and research relating to problems of war, peace and non-violence. 4 M.Phil. And 2 Ph.D. degrees have been awarded so far. 3 research projects have been completed. 8 books have been published by the Centre. Kargil Protest March, International Day of Peace, U.N.Day, Communical Harmony Day were celebrated by the Centre .18 Seminars have so far been conducted.
The centre has collaboration with Gandhi smriti and darsan samiti, New Delhi (Govt. of India), International Centre for Gandhian Studies and Research, Govt. of India, New Delhi, Shiksha Mandal, Wardha, National Foundation for Communal Harmony, Govt. of India, New Delhi and University of Notre Dame, U.S.A. The UGC, New Delhi has approved the proposals submitted by the Centre, to introduce Post Graduate Course in Gandhian Studies (Specialization in rural Development and Extension Programme) from the academic year 2006-07, with financial assistance of Rs. 8.2 lacks. The Centre for Gandhian Studies was inaugurated by our esteemed Vice-Chancellor Prof. S. Jayarma Reddy on 29 march 2006 at the senate hall in the inaugural Session of the National Seminar on “Impart of Gandhian Thought on Globalization” for which he happened to be the chief Guest and was preside over by Prof. N. Radhakrishnan, Chairman, Indian Society of Gandhian Studies, New Delhi. Prof. A. Ranga Reddy was appointed as the co-ordinator of this new centre.
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