पण्डित दीनदयाल उपाध्याय शोध पीठ (Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Shodh Peeth)

Objective

The objective of Shodhpeeth is to create awareness and engage in research on ideas and works of Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya. To develop theorisation and build alternative models of social and economic development based on indigenous philosophy of Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya. Pt ji believed every nation, including India, had a distinctive national essence, shaped by its physical environment and its collective experience that should inform its political and social life, The Shodhpeeth would like achieve his ideals and ideas through scholarly engagements and academic activities.

Vision and Mission

The Shodhpeeth intends to become a centre of innovative academic discourses and contribute to indigenisation of Social Sciences based on thought of Deen Dayal Scope: The Shodhpeeth has immense potential of interdisciplinary intellectual and academic interactions, interface, and exchanges since Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya’s corpus of work also envisages multidimensional character. This fact provides ample academic and research capabilities for development in contemporary times.

Infrastructure

The Shodhpeeth in order to undertake research and academic activities will require infrastructural facilities. The arrangement of funds, furniture, manpower, building and research staff may be secured for smooth functioning and consistent output. A one-time start-up assistance may be provided to develop infrastructure, procuring equipment etc. Multi Tasking Staff may be considered.

Academic and Research Activities

The Shodhpeeth will actively engage in research and academic activities by organising and conducting seminars, workshops, lectures by inviting eminent scholars and practitioners of related fields for delving deeper and erecting new bridges of knowledge between western-centric knowledge and knowledge emanating from Indian way of life. The research output may be helpful in shaping policy directions.

The Shodhpeeth may induct research scholars (MPhil and Ph.D.) in coming days with topics and likings that are of interdisciplinary flavours, truer to the spirit of after which the Shodhpeeth is named. This will also in tune with motives of New Education Policy 2020.

Relevance

Ideas and philosophy of Pt. Deen Dayal are becoming more and more relevant as the orthodox models of liberal-democratic politico-economic systems are witnessing challenges from various fields of life like social ecology, environmental balance, anthropocentric notions of earth and universe, servitude to excessive materialism and erosion of spiritual and ethical understanding reflected in ideas of Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya.

Work Plan

The Shodhpeeth plans to document and publish all the research and academic activities to be undertaken by it. It will publish lectures, talks by transliterating, publish scholarly monographs, research articles, working papers and select contributions as e-books and printed books. It will also organize essay and poster competitions from time to time. The research output may be helpful in shaping policy directions. Once the Shodhpeeth gears up it can introduce self-financed courses of differing nature.