Centre for Human Sciences

“Man is a transitional being”

The ancient Vedic wisdom speaks of the evolution of man from the perspective of the development of inner consciousness- the microcosm. The evolution of material forms and the biology of species is only a small outer manifestation of this evolutionary journey. Sri Aurobindo describes this spiritual evolution as “the universal Consciousness after its descent into Matter has conducted the evolution there along two lines, one of ascent to the discovery of the self and spirit, the other of descent through the already evolved levels of mind, life, and body so as to bring down the spiritual consciousness into these also and to fulfill thereby some secret intention in the creation of the material universe.”

Traditional Knowledge Systems

Many Indigenous Knowledge Systems of ancient civilizations had mechanisms to work towards this holistic human development, keeping the Divine at its core. Vedic wisdom has always been the gateway to ancient knowledge systems developed by many seers and sages. It took care of the holistic development of the physical (Artha), emotional (Kama), mental (Dharma) and spiritual (Moksha) needs of man. Such ideas and disciplines were rooted in the science of consciousness.

Dr. Sampadananda Mishra

Dr. Sampadananda Mishra

Dean - Culture
Professor, Rashtram School of Public Leadership
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National Seminar on the Herald of The Life Divine

The Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR) sponsored seminar gives the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of Sri Aurobindo’s The Life Divine and interact with the subject experts from all over the country.

Celebration- Sri Aurobindo 150 years

Sri Aurobindo- a revolutionary, nationalist, poet, educationist, philosopher and yogi- showed the path to tap into the Divine Shakti-s. Rishihood University tries to channelize the Divine Shakti-s to nurture public leaders who are “self-aware and civilisationally-assured”. Sri Aurobindo and The Mother remain a central pivot in understanding our knowledge traditions thereby solving the crisis of our times. To commemorate the 150th year of Sri Aurobindo’s birth anniversary and 75 years of India’s Independence we are launching a host of year round programmes, courses and events.

Course- Rishi of Indian Renaissance

Sri Aurobindo’s teachings transcend time and space. This 150 hours course reflects on his life & diverse works in the fields of politics, Indian civilisation & its renaissance, education, arts & literature, consciousness and evolution, Integral Yoga, Vedas and shastras among many others. It attempts to spread Sri Aurobindo’s knowledge for solving contemporary problems and attaining spiritual unity of mankind.

International Seminar on Sri Aurobindo and Sanskrit

This international Seminar titled “Sri Aurobindo and Sanskrit”  is a part of the 150 years celebration of Sri Aurobindo and 75 years of India’s Independence. The objective of the seminar is to draw the attention of the Sanskrit scholars, students, and seekers to the great contribution of Sri Aurobindo to the Sanskrit language and literature.

Mind and Body

There has been an ever-increasing interest in academia and research institutions to understand the complexity of body-mind or mind-matter in recent decades.

Understanding Consciousness

Consciousness as a discipline is gaining traction. But approaching it as a purely intellectual activity would not lead to an integral understanding.

Integral Development

The Centre for Human Sciences at Rishihood University aims at spearheading the sacred mandate of Bharata, i.e. integral human development and wellbeing of the entire humanity- Sarva-bhuta-hita.

Engage with Academia

To work with academia towards the visions, philosophies, and cosmology of the seers, sages, and spiritual masters of Bharata.


Sanskrit is known as Devabhasa for its ability to manifest truths of consciousness in linguistic terms. The center would introduce Sanskrit among all learners, faculty, and staff.

Inspiring Institutions

Inspired by ancient universities like Nalanda and Takshashila, the center would act as a role model in bridging ancient spiritual wisdom to contemporary institutions.

Concious Environment

Heralding an ecosystem change in educational institutions- creating  an environment of excellence, accountability, harmony, collegiality, and congeniality among various stakeholders and a spiritual atmosphere where faculty, staff, and students lead themselves and one another through example

Ancient Knwoledge

Research on ancient shastras, the Ashtadasha Vidyasthanas for evolution in discourse and actionable outcomes, and comparative study on yogic sciences and consciousness studies.

Capacity Building

Offering workshops, executive programs to political and social organizations, corporates, and civil societies for holistic development of human faculties.

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