International Short term Course on ‘Buddhist Cultural Heritage: Interpretations and Preservation’
(From 01st to 10th February, 2022)
The Department of History of Art in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs under its E-ITEC program, conducted an international week-long short-term course on Buddhism, titled ‘Buddhist Cultural Heritage: Interpretations and Preservation’. Total 28 international students participated from over 9 countries: Myanmar, Hungary, Mauritius, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Somalia, Bhutan, and Cambodia. The course was structured into 7 sessions delivered by four eminent scholars namely: Prof. (Dr) Anupa Pande, Padmashri Dr.K.K. Muhammed, Dr. Savita Kumari, and Dr. Achal Pandya. The course introduced the learners to Buddhist artistic-cultural heritage and its interface with Asia. The sessions imparted students about the development of Buddhism and Buddhist art in India and its interface with South-East Asia, the philosophy of Buddhism, the issues and challenges of conservation of Buddhist sites like Nalanda Mahaviharin, and Ladakh.