The vision for the Institute of Advanced Sciences is to become a leading
institution of research and scholarship internationally for integrated
interdisciplinary research for the benefit of human health and planetary
sustainability. Institute will be a leading educational centre for the
creation of a vibrant research, scholarship, and teaching institution to
engage the academic and scholarly community, to develop fundamental
practical knowledge for human self-reliance, and planetary
sustainability through education.
Introduction to Existential Philosophy provides an accessible introduction to existentialism by examining the major themes like Anxiety, Despair, Nausea, Look of the other person and Freedom etc. in the work of Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty and de Beauvoir. Paying particular attention to the key texts, Being and Time, Being and Nothingness, Phenomenology of Perception, The Ethics of Ambiguity and The Second Sex, the course explores the shared concerns and disagreements between these major thinkers.
This course will include basics of protein chemistry, concepts and theories of protein folding, protein folding problem (PFP) and diseases it can cause, predicting protein folding and related bioinformatics, details about molten globule of protein conformation, intrinsically disorder proteins (IDPs) and their functional impact, Bio analytical techniques to study protein conformation, Introduction of toxin and their different conformations and functions, and evolution of proteins including protein toxins.
The Science of Kriyayoga class covers understanding of self and surrounding by individuals through first making and practicing connections between body and mind. The content of the course includes explanation of objective and practical science, and role of mind in creating such an important field of study. The course also covers the meaning and description of yoga, which literally means union or process of uniting.
Students are introduced to basic concepts of sciences, such as nervous system, respiration, photosynthesis, physical and natural forces, atomic and molecular structure, and coordinated function of a cell. Information from these topics is then used to construct an understanding of the process of yoga, first as a practice with self in terms of different body postures and breathing process, which is transformed into learning lessons for the connection with others, including animals, plants, and the environment.
The students are provided examples of holistic functioning of atoms, molecules, cells, bodies, societies, planet, and the universe. Examples are also given for critical analysis of scientific facts, and assignments are given for them to critically analyze literature, seminars, or other published topical materials.