The Kerala State Higher Education Council (KSHEC) has recently constituted a committee to formulate an expert opinion on the University Grants Commission (UGC)’s draft guidelines for faculty training on Indian knowledge system (IKS).


About Indian Knowledge System

  • Indian Knowledge System (IKS) is an innovative cell under Ministry of Education (MoE) at AICTE, New Delhi.
  • It is established to promote interdisciplinary research on all aspects of IKS, preserve and disseminate IKS for further research and societal applications.
  • It will actively engage for spreading the rich heritage of our country and traditional knowledge in the field of Arts and literature, Agriculture, Basic Sciences, Engineering & Technology, Architecture, Management, Economics, etc.


Functions of IKS division

  • Facilitate and coordinate IKS based/related inter and trans-disciplinary work done by various institutions in India and abroad including universities, institutions of national importance, R&D laboratories and different ministries and inspire private sector organisations to engage with it.
  • Establish, guide and monitor subject-wise interdisciplinary research groups comprising of researchers from institutes, centres and individuals.
  • Create and promote popularisation schemes.
  • Facilitate funding of various projects and develop mechanisms to undertake research.
  • Make policy recommendations wherever required for the promotion of IKS.