Some people demand engineering students to learn ancient knowledge system

Whilst the argument over the verdict to let in the Bharatiya Vidya Saar Book as a part of the reference material for an ‘elective course’ on Ancient Knowledge Systems, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), stated that the transformation is not acknowledged shortly as extra people are backing the move.

A group of researchers and experts lodged two appeals on September 27, with claims that it sanctions pseudoscientific claims about guessed inventions in early India.

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The request highpoints some of the “strange claims” cited in the book that includes the discovery of electro-voltaic cell accredited to Rishi Agastya and the book also claims to have given the technique of electrolysis to yield oxygen as well as hydrogen from water.

The book also stated that the rapidity of light and the concept of gravitation have been precisely cited in Rig Veda.

AICTE stated the book will be given for an appraisal to another skilled board if sufficient complaints get received.

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Mr. Anil Sahastrabuddhe, chairman, AICTE said, “There are 2,300 signatures against the book and 4,800 in its support."

HC Pradhan, researcher and proficient stated that the trick is that the book is being revealed as “scientific study”.

“Ideas that have not been proven to be true in hundreds of years can’t be portrayed as science. A case study has to be approved by an expert panel and printed in several journals before it is considered official,” added Pradhan.

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But the officials at AICTE feel the book is destined for pupils to be investigational with the reality.

“That is true science, where students use their own experiments and ideas to prove age-old scientific methodology. The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (publisher) has also promised to make references available to students in the book,” stated Sahastrabuddhe, adding the council is asking colleges to carry out scientific probes and discover the fact behind these hypotheses, in the spirit of methodical research.

“We’ll take action when there are enough complaints against it.”

by Vijay Singh | Fri, Oct 12 - 01:37 PM

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