Partnerships

Pondicherry University

SAFIC is partnering with Pondicherry University to bring various aspects of the vision and thought of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother to the students and faculty of the university.

In collaboration with various departments of the university SAFIC has been organising and presenting various educational programmes.

Here are some recent events that SAFIC organised for different departments; the content shared was much appreciated by students and faculty.

Work is also ongoing to organise more events in the near future, as well as course content development for selected topics.

Ongoing: A post-graduate course designed and taught by SAFIC for Center for Women’s Studies


Course title: Rethinking Feminism from Indian Perspectives
Instructor: Dr. Beloo Mehra

Course Description: In this course we examine some of the ways in which a woman’s sense of personal identity, the value she assigns to different roles she plays in life, and the overall perception she carries and progressively develops regarding her place in the larger collective – family, society, nation, world – shapes her objective and subjective processes through which she creates a sense of selfhood and purpose in life. Students will learn about the ways in which Indian cultural perspectives on key questions of womanhood, gender identity, relation between individual and society, culture, human existence, and aims of life shape women’s awareness of themselves and the world around. The course also helps students in Women’s Studies and other disciplines understand the significance of situating woman-centric or feminist inquiry in appropriate and culturally sensitive philosophical or theoretical frameworks. 

A special textbook has also been prepared for this course as part of the study materials.

Orientation Event for M.Ed. Students

Date: July 29, 2019
Venue: Sri Aurobindo Society
Coordinators: Beloo Mehra and Ranjana Swain

For a full report, click HERE.


Poster Exhibition on Sri Aurobindo and Indian Freedom Movement

Venue: Administrative Building Pondicherry University

Inauguration Date: August 15, 2019

Exhibition Dates: August 15-25, 2019

Read full report of the event HERE.


Invited Lecture: “Human Elements in Online Teaching”(UGC-HRDC Academic Staff College)


Speaker: Dr. Beloo Mehra, Senior Associate, SAFIC 
Date: June 3, 2019 
READ FULL REPORT OF THIS EVENT HERE.


Invited Lecture: “Indian Perspectives on Education” (UGC-HRDC Academic Staff College)


Speaker: Dr. Beloo Mehra, Senior Associate, SAFIC 
Date: May 22, 2019 
READ FULL REPORT OF THIS EVENT HERE.


National Workshop on Integral Education Organized by SAFIC and School of Education

 


Date: March 25-26, 2019 
READ FULL REPORT OF THIS EVENT HERE


Invited Lecture: “Deeper Aim of Life” (Dept. of Applied Psychology) 

Speaker:  Dr. Sampadananda Mishra, Director, SAFIC 
Date: February 22, 2019 
READ FULL REPORT OF THIS EVENT HERE.


Invited Lecture: “Life Beautiful: Harmony Within and Without” (Dept. of Applied Psychology) 

Speaker: Dr. Beloo Mehra, Senior Associate, SAFIC 
Date: February 26, 2019 
READ FULL REPORT OF THIS EVENT HERE.


Poster Exhibition – Nari Shakti: Woman, the Indomitable Spirit (Center for Women’s Studies) 

 

Inauguration: February 25, 2019, by Vice-Chancellor Prof. Gurmeet Singh, Pondicherry University 
Exhibition held from Feb 25 – March 11, 2019 
READ FULL REPORT OF THIS EVENT HERE.


Invited Lecture: “Self and Society: Sri Aurobindo’s Perspective (Dept of Sociology) 

Speaker:  Dr. Sampadananda Mishra, Director, SAFIC 
Date: February 27, 2019 
READ FULL REPORT OF THIS EVENT HERE.


Invited Lecture: “Sri Aurobindo: A Pioneer Social Thinker” (Dept. of Sociology) 

Speaker: Dr. Beloo Mehra, Senior Associate, SAFIC 
Date: February 28, 2019 
READ FULL REPORT OF THIS EVENT HERE.


Prema Nirjharini – A Musical Offering on Nari Shakti (Center for Women’s Studies) 

 

Date: February 28, 2019 
READ FULL REPORT OF THE EVENT HERE.