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  • Date: April 20,2017

    Time: 06:30 pm

    Venue: Conference Room 1

    Title: When the Gods begin to dance in Angkor


    Indian Archaeology


    Architecture for the Dancing God: Hall with Dancers in the Jayavarman VII Temples.

    Speaker: Dr. Swati Chemburkar


    Chair: Shri B.M. Pande


    The spiritual power of dance in Cambodia has been valued since pre-Angkorian times, and plentiful images of dance and music in the bas-reliefs of the great monuments of Angkor suggest that this tradition was markedly enhanced in the reign of Jayavarman VII, as a contemporary Chinese report attests. Focusing on the ‘halls with dancers’, a distinct architectural feature of Jayavarman VII’s temples, the article explores the link between the architecture, associated inscriptions, dance and music rituals evolving in Angkor and contemporary Chola temples that housed several mandapas. The lecture argues that the architecture of the halls with dancers worked in tandem with ritual practices to provide a symbolic and possibly actual space for encountering divine

  • Date: November 27,2015

    Time: 06:00 pm

    Venue: C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium



    Speaker: Dr. Keith Hooper, currently teaches Literature and Film Studies for Oxford University’s Department for continuing Education, and is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Irish Studies at St. Mary’s University, London.  His forthcoming publications include A Sense of Place: W.B. Yeats and the Lake Isle of Innisfree

  • Date: August 1,2014

    Time: 06:30pm

    Venue: Seminar Hall 2 & 3, Conference Block

    Title: Weather and Climate Forecasts and its Applications


    The Science and Technology Lecture Speaker: Dr Laxman Singh Rathore, Director General of Meteorology , Permanent Representative of India with World Meteorological Organization and Vice-Chair Intergovernmental Board on Climate Service, United Nations Chair: Dr M. Rajeevan, Adviser /Scientist G, Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) India Meteorological Department is the National Meteorological Agency mandated for operational weather forecast and warning services across the country. In the proposed talk, a brief account of the present status of a) Meteorological observing systems, b) numerical models, c) issuance of operational weather and climate forecasts d) consequences of the expected weather situation in terms of its impacts and application in sectors such as agriculture and e) meteorological information dissemination directed toward the various internal or external users will be delivered

  • Date: March 7,2014

    Time: 06:45

    Venue: Seminar Hall 2 & 3, Conference Block

    Title: What is Mathematics?


    The Science and Technology Lectures

    Speaker: Shri Balkrishna Shetty, IFS (Retd.), former Indian Ambassador and currently Guest Faculty at IIT, Delhi who is teaching Number Theory and is the author of What is Mathematics (National Book Trust India, 2013)

    Chair: Prof. Parvin Sinclair, Director, NCERT

  • Date: March 14,2012

    Time: 04:30 pm

    Venue: C. D. Deshmukh Auditorium

    Title: What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets


    Speaker: Prof Michael Sandel, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at Harvard University; BBC Reith Lecturer, 2009

     Michael Sandel’s work, including his widely-read critique of liberalism and John Rawls, has been translated into 19 languages, and his course, "Justice," attracts over 15,000 undergraduates, and is the first Harvard course to be made freely available online and on public television. His new book, What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets, will be published in spring 2012