Higher Education in Ancient Bharat: A Historical Perspective
Dr. Rajesh Dattatray Zankar
Ancient Bharat, Higher Education, Gurukuls, Nalanda, Taxila, Vikramashila
Higher education in ancient Bharat (India) had a rich and diverse heritage that laid the foundation for modern educational systems. This research delves into the historical evolution, structure, curriculum, and societal impact of higher education in ancient Bharat. Drawing upon literary sources, archaeological findings, and historical records, this article traces the development of educational institutions such as Gurukuls, Nalanda, Taxila, and Vikramashila. It explores the curriculum, pedagogy, and the transmission of knowledge in subjects ranging from philosophy, science, mathematics, medicine, to arts and literature. Furthermore, it examines the social and cultural context of higher education, including the role of gurus, students, and patronage. The legacy of ancient Bharatiya education continues to influence contemporary educational practices, emphasizing holistic development and the pursuit of knowledge for societal welfare.
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Unique Paper ID: 164419

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 10, Issue 12

Page(s): 630 - 632
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