Brief Profile:

Chairman's Biographical Note


Professor S.R. Bhatt

Indian Council of Philosophical Research
36 Tughlakabad Institutional Area
New Delhi – 110 062
Tel.: 011-29901503
Fax: +91-11-29964755

E-mail: srbhatt39@gmail.com; chairman@icpr.in

Professor S.R.Bhatt is an eminent philosopher and Sanskritist. Presently he is Chairman, Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Ministry of Human Resource development, Government of India. He is also Chairman of Indian Philosophy Congress and Asian Philosophy Conference He was earlier General President of  All India Philosophy Association. He retired as Professor and Head, Department of Philosophy, University of Delhi, Delhi. He is internationally known as an authority on Ancient Indian Culture, Buddhism, Jainism and Vedanta. His research areas include Indian Philosophy, Logic, Epistemology, Ethics, Value-theory, Philosophy of Education, Philosophy of Religion, Comparative Religion, Social and Political Thought etc. He has lectured in many universities and research institutes of United States, Canada, Trinidad, Finland, North Korea, South Korea, Japan, China, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Thailand. He is a member of many national and international associations. He is a Member of Board of Advisors of Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, Washington D.C., USA, which has brought out 300 volumes on world cultures and civilizations.

 Prof. Bhatt is recipient of several prestigious awards prominent among them are Pranavanand puraskar, Vachaspati puraskar, Darshanashree puraskar and  Eminent Buddhist puraskar by Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

 Prof. Bhatt is member of Governing Body and Society of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, member of Executive Council and Court of Jawaharlal Nehru University, Member of Society of Indian Council for Cultural Relations, member of the Mentor Group, General Council, Executive Council and Finance Committee of Sanchi University of Buddhist and Indic Studies, Madhya Pradesh. He has been associated with many educational and cultural organizations.

Prof. Bhatt has organized more than 50 national and international conferences, seminars and workshops and he is still engaged in organizing many such events. He has convened many roundtables and participated in invited sessions in international conferences. The first international conference organized by him was in 1975 in Delhi University and he edited and got the proceedings published in two volumes. Thereafter he has organized two more World Philosophy Conferences in Delhi. He has authored and edited 21 books and he has more than 150 published research papers to his credit. He has contributed Forewords to many published books of Indian and foreign scholars.

  His important publications are The Philosophy of Pancharatra; Studies in Ramanuja Vedanta; Knowledge, Values and Education; Buddhist Epistemology; The Concepts of Atman and Paramatman in Indian Thought; Vedic Wisdom, Cultural Inheritance and Contemporary Life; Juche Social and Political Philosophy; Major Religions of the World; Applied Philosophy, Value Theory and Business Ethics; Epistemological Thinking in Indian thought; Buddhist Thought and Culture in India and Korea(Ed.) ; Buddhist Thought and Culture in India and Japan (Ed.); Glimpses of Buddhist Thought and Culture(Ed.); Buddhist Ecumenism ( Ed): Knowledge, Culture and Value(Ed.); Reality, Knowledge and value(Ed.); Nyayamanjari of Jayanta Bhatta (Hindi translation of one part from Sanskrit). This apart he got collected and classified in eight volumes all the papers on Buddhism published in Indian Antiquary and Indian Historical Quarterly since the inception of these journals. He wrote Introductions to all the volumes. He was Co-organizer of Indo-Japan Seminar on “Spread and Influence of Hinduism and Buddhism in Asia” in Tokyo, Japan, in 2000.  He was one of the organizers of an International Conference on ‘Holistic Science and Integrated Living” at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA, in 2010 and published its proceedings as editor of the Journal “Holistic Vision. He is on the Editorial Board of many international journals.

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