We are glad to inform you of the third series of Special Lectures in the current academic session 2018­-19.

Professor Ramasubramanian, from IIT Mumbai, will deliver a series of lectures on “An Introduction to Piṅgalācārya’s Chandaḥsūtra” on 28th and 29th of September 2018. Prof. Ramasubramanian holds a doctorate in Theoretical Physics from University of Madras. He has also obtained a Bachelors degree in Engineering (AMIE) from Institution of Engineers, Kolkata, and a Masters in Sanskrit from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati.

Piṅgalācārya’s Chandaḥsūtra’ forms the foundation of Indian prosody, Chandaḥśāstra which is considered as one of the six auxiliaries to Vedas (vedāṅga). Vṛttaratnākara and other later works have their roots in the original Chandaḥsūtra’ composed by the sage Piṅgalācārya.

Lectures will be scheduled as shown below:

  • 28 Sept 2018 – 11am – 1 pm: An Introduction to Piṅgalācārya’s Chandaḥsūtra
  • 28 Sept 2018 – 7 pm ­ 9 pm: An Introduction to Piṅgalācārya’s Chandaḥsūtra (contd.)
  • 29 Sept 2018 – 7.30 am – 9.30 am: An Introduction to Piṅgalācārya’s Chandaḥsūtra (contd.)


Seminar Hall 307 (Second floor), Medha Bhavan
Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute
PO Belur Math, Dist Howrah­ 711202 Belur Main Campus

All faculty members, research scholars and MA students are requested to attend the lectures without fail.

Lecture sessions are open to all and all are heartily welcome.

Please note: The professor will also speak on “Tracing the evolution of sine function in India: From finite numbers to infinite series” in the School of Mathematical Sciences, RKMVERI, Belur Math. Date:28 September 2018. Time: 3 to 4.30 pm. Venue: Hall 207 (First floor), Medha Bhavan. Click here for more details.

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Swami Japasiddhananda
Head, Department of Sanskrit & Philosophy
23 September 2018