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Gaṇitaśāstra: Ancient Indian Mathematical Traditions, Contributions, and their Modern Relevance

Gaṇitaśāstra: Ancient Indian Mathematical Traditions, Contributions, and their Modern Relevance

This INDICA residential workshop aims to explore the rich tradition of Indian mathematics or Bhāratīya Gaṇitaśāstra, delving deep into its contributions and discussing their relevance in today’s world.

3 days
Date & Time

26 January 2024 - 28 January 2024

Friday 4 PM IST-Sunday 2 PM IST

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Food and Accommodation Charges

The Workshop is FREE. Charges are only for food and stay for the three days of the workshop.
Enrollment Manual
Medium of Instruction
Should be able to understand English. Must have studied Sanskrit (either at School/College or through other organizations). If unfamiliar with Sanskrit, should atleast be able to read Devanagari script.
Age > 15 Education — Cleared 10th grade. Occupation — No bar. Familiarity with Sanskrit language or Devanagari script
One year from the last day of the workshop
Contact Details



This residential workshop will delve into ancient Indian mathematical traditions, as manifested in ancient texts like Śulba-sūtra, Chandaśśāstra and Gaṇita-kaumudī.


  • To gain a deep understanding of Indian Mathematics (Bhāratīya Gaṇitaśāstra) and its key principles
  • To appreciate the significant contributions of ancient Indian scholars to the field of mathematics
  • To explore the relevance and potential applications of these ancient mathematical traditions


  • Participants will explore the diverse facets of these (Śulba-sūtra, Chandaśśāstra and Gaṇita-kaumudī ) seminal works, the mathematical principles they enshrine, and their relevance in today’s world
  • Participants will get an unique opportunity to appreciate the richness of Indian mathematical tradition
  • Understand how Indian mathematical tradition can be incorporated into modern mathematical practices


Day 1

  1. Opening Ceremony and Welcome Note
  2. Keynote Presentation: “An Introduction to Bhāratīya Gaṇitaśāstra : Tracing the Roots” by Prof. K. Ramasubramanian
  3. Interactive Session: “Getting to Know Bhāratīya Gaṇitaśāstra – A Discussion and Q&A with Prof. K. Ramasubramanian”
  4. Dinner

Day 2

  1. Breakfast
  2. Session 1: “Śulba-sūtra: A Deep Dive into Ancient Indian Mathematical Reasoning”
  3. Session 2: “Chandaśśāstra: A Glimpse into Combinatorial and Computational Techniques of Ancient India”
  4. Lunch Break
  5. Interactive Workshop: “Deciphering and Understanding Sanskrit Mathematical Texts: A Hands-on Experience”
  6. Tea Break
  7. Panel Discussion: “The Relevance of Ancient Indian Mathematics in Modern Periods”
  8. Free Time / Optional Group Activities
  9. Dinner

Day 3

  1. Breakfast
  2. Session 3: “Gaṇita-kaumudī: Exploring Mathematical Ingenuity of Nārāyaṇa Paṇḍita Part I”
  3. Session 4: Gaṇita-kaumudī: Exploring Mathematical Ingenuity of Nārāyaṇa Paṇḍita Part II”
  4. Lunch
  5. Closing Ceremony and Farewell Note


A week following the workshop, a certificate of participation will be awarded. This certificate serves as a token of the knowledge gained during the workshop and can be downloaded from our portal. Participants will receive a notification on their registered email id.


Montfort Spirituality Center, Indira Nagar, Bengaluru


We shall provide stay and food arrangements from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon.

Participants are expected to report to the venue by 3 PM IST.


K. Ramasubramanian

Prof. K. Ramasubramanian is a  world-class scholar of great repute, a historian of Indian Sciences in Mathematics and Astronomy, Sanskrit Scholar, Vedic Teacher, Indian Philosopher and a Guru to many. His immensely broad erudition, his insights and his popular teachings have been inspiring a new generation of thousands of students, other scholars and teachers to learn and undertake research on the riches of India’s scientific heritage and enabling its preservation. His creative and exciting teachings at IIT Bombay and his unique, unparalleled multi-disciplinary scholarship continues to make an impact with a powerful combination of Science, Sanskrit and Spirituality. His life’s mission has been to inspire society to undertake research and give India its rightful place in the world of history of science and ignite interest in Sanskrit as a language of science.