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DIRECTORS: Sukalyan Sengupta, PhD, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth; Bal Ram Singh, PhD, Institute of Advanced Sciences, Dartmouth, MA; Raghwendra P. Singh, PhD, Centre for Philosophy; Girish Nath Jha, PhD, School of Sanskrit & Indic Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi-110067, India,

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25th International Congress of Vedanta

Online (Zoom) hosted by University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

October, 23-31
Modality: Online (Zoom)

Call for papers

The organizers cordially invite Abstract and full-length Research Papers for oral/poster presentation to participate in the 25th International Congress of Vedanta. The theme of this conference is, “Vedantic Approach for Health and Education in Modern Times”.  As with past conferences, the aim is to get philosophers, scientists, educators, academia, researchers and scholar students to exchange and share their knowledge, new ideas, research results and experiences. All contributions should be of high quality, original and not published elsewhere or submitted for publication. All the papers will be reviewed by eminent scholars in the respective areas. Only selected papers will be presented in the Conference. In case the research article is accepted by the Editorial Committee, it will be published in an Edited Volume.

Conference history

International Congress of Vedanta, founded in 1986 in the Department of Philosophy at Miami  University, Oxford, Ohio, USA, is now located at the Center for Indic Studies, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA.  The Vedanta Congress will continue to be the Program Planner for the future conferences but the organizational details of the conference will be handled in the Center for Indic Studies of University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA. In 2008, Jawaharlal Nehru University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Besides the exchange of Faculty and research scholars between the two Universities, it has also been agreed that the Congress of Vedanta will be held at Jawaharlal Nehru University every fourth year. The 23rd Vedanta Congress was held at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in August 2017 and the 24th at Jawaharlal Nehru University in January 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 25th conference will be held online (zoom) and hosted by University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.    

International Congress of Vedanta has been the focal point for meeting of scholars specializing in all aspects of Indian philosophy especially Vedanta and philosophy of religion. In the past, the Congress has also celebrated the birth centennial of S. Radhakrishnan (1988), the 1200 anniversary of Sri Sankaracharya (1990), the centennial of Swami Vivekananda’s sojourn to America and his participation in the World Parliament of Religions (1992), birth centennial of J. Krishnamurti (1995), and the 700 anniversary of Sanjeewan Samadhi of Sri Jnaneswara (1996).   International Vedanta Conferences were also held in Madras, Rishikesh, Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam in India and in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, in order to facilitate better interaction between scholars in India and the West. 

Vedanta Congress welcomes for presentation in the conferences research papers in all areas of philosophy in India and religions. Though the first Vedanta Conference began with a narrowly focused group for the study of Vedantic texts and their interpretation, the scope of the Vedanta Congress was expanded during the years to include (a) all major schools of Vedanta (Advaita, Visistadvaita, Dvaita, Suddhadvaita, etc.), Hindu, Buddhist and Jaina Darsanas, Epics, Puranas and Dharma Sastras, (b) applied Indian philosophy, dealing with contemporary issues like abortion and euthanasia, war and peace, caste and race, karma and cloning and (c) Indian philosophical implications of recent developments in mathematics, life sciences, cognitive science, etc.

The main theme of the 25th Congress is Vedantic Approach for Health and Education in Modern Times.  Other topics include:

  1. Science and Technology in Ancient Indian Texts (SATIAIT)
  2. Interpretation of Key Texts of Indian Intellectual Tradition
  3. Digital libraries, electronic access and search for the texts of Vedantic tradition
  4. Yoga and Ayurveda
  5. Spirituality and Science: Vedantic Perspective
  6. Vedanta and Interfaith Dialogue
  7. Indian Cosmology and Psychology - Sankhya Yoga and Vedanta
  8. History, Vedanta and Indian culture
  9. Vedanta and Varna system
  10. Corporate world and Vedanta
  11. Vedanta and Public Governance
  12. Vedanta and Classical Indian Music
  13. Vedanta and Classical Indian Dance
  14. Vedanta and Consciousness Studies

Abstract Submission

Abstracts, not exceeding 300 words, either in Hindi or in English, on any of the above-listed themes should be sent latest by May 31, 2021, to the Organizing Secretary through the e-mail:

Submission of Full Length Paper in 12 font size, MS WORD/PDF format

Once the Abstract gets accepted, full research paper not exceeding 4500-5000 words should be submitted latest by August 31, 2021, through email to:

The papers will be reviewed, and the decision of the reviewer will be communicated October 1, 2021, for corrections, modifications (major/minor), revisions, etc. The final paper will be submitted not later than October 15, 2021.

Certificate of presentation will be emailed to each author/presenter after the conclusion of the conference on October 31, 2021.

All communication should be by e-mail/online only (no hard copy is required to be posted)

With warm regards,

Sukalyan Sengupta, Bal Ram Singh, Raghwendra P. Singh, Girish N. Jha

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