IIM Lucknow incorporated a new elective course called “The Wisdom of Indian Philosophy” where students will be taught about the ancient Indian philosophies that are deemed to be especially relevant in today’s world. The course is established for students to deal with the excessive amounts of stress they face in the current world scenario by following the old methods of learning. Moreover, it also teaches students the concept of Karma, which can help them become complete citizens by teaching them organizational ethics among many other concepts. From developing dynamic interpersonal relations to metaphysics, the course is made to reach the core of a student.
What is this course?
The course has been running for the past 4 years and is now going to be implemented in all of IIM’s campuses, both in Lucknow and Noida, for the MBA
courses. Moreover, this is a 15-hour course that is taken from several Hindu philosophical scriptures such as the Upanishads, Vedas and The Bhagavad Gita. Furthermore, the course focuses on Samkhya, Yoga, and Vedanta.
Professor Anadi Pande shared his views
It is said that studying this course will have practical implications and is incorporated into the syllabus for the student’s overall well-being in the competitive world environment. Professor Anadi Pande said, “We live in a highly globalised, dynamic, and changeable world, with a surfeit of information, and intense competition, The acronym BANI aptly sums up its characteristics. Samkya, Yoga, and Vedanta enable us to connect with our true nature, achieve peace, and have a focused mind. A superior mind is a tremendous instrument which can not only de-stress, and improve our psychosomatic condition but enable us to find innovative solutions to challenges in our workplace and the material world.”