|Extending the IXth plan U.G.C. scheme of Epoch Making Social Thinkers For INDIA-Buddha , Gandhi , Nehru and Ambedkar and in view of Pt.Deendayal Upadhyaya’s long association with Kanpur , C.S.J.M. University of Kanpur launched “DEENDAYAL SHODH KENDRA” , ( Deendayal Research Center ) in order to conduct researches on problems related to inter-disciplinary humanities and social sciences in general and on socio-economic thought of Pt.Deendayal Upadhyaya in particular , Pt Ji was definitely one of the most profound thinkers of modern India.
The prime objective of the center is to develop the different dimension of Integral Humanism and to place it on the international plane along with the humanistic philosophies ranging from the indigenous humanistic philosophies to Classical , Transcendental , External , Marxian and Socialistic philosophies of the world. Since Deendayal’s philosophy is devoted to the betterment of the cross section of the society and the full development of individual potential , the center also undertakes social research of the deprived , under privileged and down trodden sections of Indian Society . Naturally the specific areas of research will include the scheduled and backward classes , women , landless laborers and the inhabitants of slums etc. In this context the emphasis is on inter-disciplinary researches , the first of this kind in India.
|Operational Features :|
|At present the Centre has obtained the honorary services of eminent scholars of various disciplines to guide research scholars enrolled in the centre. It also provides library facilities. The infrastructure such as building, furniture and ministerial staff is being provided by the University. Shortly it will have a permanent staff of its own with one professor, two readers, four lecturers and the supporting staff including research scholars. In order to interpret multidimensional socio-economic vision of Deendayal Upadhyaya, the centre conducts researches on the philosophical, social, political, economic, educational aspects of his humanism. It organises lecture-series, seminars, work-shops, study tours, surveys etc. and publishes research papers and articles in its research journal. To begin with, the centre has organised lectures on Integral Humanism. The first lecture of this series, “Ekatma Manavvad”, was delivered by Shri K.C. Sudarshan on March 25,2000. The centre proposes to organise three other lecture – series, the first is exclusively devoted to commemorate the life of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya, by the persons who worked with Pandit Ji. The second will highlight his career as a journalist. The third will be devoted to discuss his literary works. The Centre also proposes to publish a comprehensive Biography including his intellectual political contributions and to highlight his philosophical, political, social, economic, educational, literary and cultural concepts in separate volumes.|