The Gandhian Centre for Philosophical Arts & Sciences held the Orientation Program and Inauguration of it’s first of its kind program – MA in Ecosophical Aesthetics earlier today at Sarvodaya Hall, Old TAPMI Building.

In a melting pot of different courses and streams of study with special focus on Ecology, Philosophy, Science, Liberal and Performing Arts, Media and Journalism, the course promises to create an enjoyable, enlightened, and employment opportune Professionals that are to be assets to the country.

Dr. H Vinod Bhat, the Vice-Chancellor in his inaugural remarks appreciated the efforts of Prof. Hiregange in constituting this course and congratulated the students for having taken this unique program humorously lamenting the non-existance of this course which he would have loved to have taken up as a student.

Prof. Varadesh Hiregange in his welcome address highlighted the Universality of the town of Manipal and it’s many centres of learning and remarked that such an interdisciplinary course is the next step in constituting the bustling University atmosphere and making it even more lively and promising.

19 students from different backgrounds from all over the country, have signed up for the 1st batch of the course that is to begin from today. Subramanya Kini, an alumnus of MIC (Batch of 2018) remarks, “It is high time to re-evaluate our life’s choices and essentially work towards a sustainable future with respect to ecology, environment, it’s economy and future. I expect to learn, new ideas and methodologies to study the planet and how we live our lives. I expect to gain new perspectives, be able to appreciate and use modern media and technology to communicate and advocate for the values I appreciate and hold dear.”

Certificate Holders of the Gandhian and Peace Studies course were felicitated by the Vice-Chancellor in the function. Members of the Yakshagana Kendra, the Govinda Pai Regional Resource Centre, Faculty Members of the Gandhian Centre and invitees from other MAHE Institute and the General Public were present. Prof. Sushmita Shetty hosted the morning with Vidushi Bhramari rendering the vote of thanks.