The Academy of Sanskrit Research, is an autonomous body
established in Melkote at the instance of the Government of Karnataka.
It is working in Melkote in the field of Sanskrit for the past 23 years.
It is striving hard to bring Sanskrit to the mainstream of modern world
by knowledge mining in the source books of Sanskrit.
For the past nine years, it is struggling hard to bring Sanskrit and
Computers together, since Sanskrit is the most scientific language which can be
used for Natural Language Processing (NLP) in Computers.
conducting experiments, it has developed several software which are most useful
for NLP in Indian languages, since most of the Indian languages are based on
Sanskrit. It has brought out many
software programs such as Bodha, Semusi, Prajna, Chetana, Panini, Janani, Medha,
Bharathi, Sasanam, Nrpatunga, Pulavar etc., useful for parsing Indian languages.
The main activity of the Academy is deep research in
the field of Visistadvaita philosophy and its comparative study with other
Systems of Thought. While researching in the Visistadvaitic works, it is
found that its valuable logical systems could be used for Information
Technology, Knowledge Engineering, Knowledge Representation etc. Besides, the Academy is also training students for
courses at M.A., and Ph.D., levels. Being
recognized as a Scientific Research Organization by the Ministry of Science and
Technology, it has taken up certain research projects with regard to ancient
sciences which are available in Sanskrit.
The Academy has collected more than 10,000 rare palm
leaf and paper manuscripts. These
are scientifically preserved for the posterity.
Recently, the Academy has started an advanced Digitization Station for
digitizing all the manuscripts and books which are out of print.
Over and above, we have library with a large collection of valuable books
on different Schools of Thought, in addition to the books on general subjects.
At present, these are the projects on hand
Visistadvaita Kosa in 10 volumes
Critical edition of nine works of Acharya Ramanuja
Critical edition of 14 major Upanisads with Visistadvaita commentary
in Sanskrit, English and Kannada
Bibliography of Visistadvaita, Advaita and Dvaita works
Bhagavadvisayam with commentary in Kannada
Iron and Steel in ancient India
Indian concepts of Cosmology
Critical translation of Sribhashyam into Kannada
Ekadantavidya or Sanskrit Speech Recognition
Translation of Thiruvaimoli into Sanskrit
The following projects are on the anvil
Copper in ancient India
Agriculture in ancient India
The Science of Meteorology
Preservation & Digitization of Sanskrit manuscripts
Research in Pancharatra Agamas
Scholars and seekers of knowledge who want
to pursue their studies in various branches of Indology have got facilities to
stay in the campus of the Academy and pursue their studies.