In consonance with the spirit of New Educational Policy 2020, Somaiya Vidyavihar University announces an interdisciplinary course in Indian Knowledge Systems. This course is related to a theory of administration in Indian Knowledge Systems. Cāṇakya (चाणक्य) who is also known as Viṣṇugupta and Kauṭalya (popularly as Kauṭilya) has been regarded as a prominent administrative thinker. The treatise titled ‘Kauṭalīya Arthaśāstra’ attributed to him is regarded as an important Sanskrit text in Indian knowledge Systems.
This course involves reading and understanding the selected part of original Sanskrit text of ‘Kauṭalīya Arthaśāstra’. The extracts from this text will be explained word to word with annotations wherever required. It also aims to decode the text from the point of view of contemporary theories of Administration and management through discussions and deliberations.