Academic Life

Silver Jubilee Lectures

As part of the silver jubilee programmes of the Institute a number of memorial and silver jubilee lectures by eminent scholars in the field of special interest to the Institute had been arranged in different parts of the country with the help of a number of academic institutions during 1991-92. these lectures are listed below:

1. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Memorial Lecture

Professor Ved Prakash Higher Education in India in the Context of Globalization (07 April 2014)
Professor Jayant V. Narlikar Cosmic Perspectives on Human Existence (2012)
Smt. Meira Kumar, Hon'ble Speaker, Lok Sabha. Environment and Development (2010)
Shri. Kapila Vatsyayan Knowledge: Fluid Cultures, Frozen Structures (2010)
Shri M. Hamid Ansari, the Vice-President of India

The Intellectual and Society: Role and Responsibility (2009)

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Shri Montek Singh Ahluwalia Eleventh Plan and Inclusive Growth (2007)
Professor Goverdhan Mehta Retuning the Role of Science and Education: Inventing a Better Future for All (2006)
Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi Paradigms of Disintegration and Harmony (2002)
Professor D.P. Chattopadhyaya Consciousness and Scientific Knowledge (2000)
Professor M.G.K. Menon Science, Technological Development and the Human Condition (1998)
Professor Andre Beteille The Place of Tradition in Sociological Enquiry (1997)
Professor R.R. K. Sorabji How Philosophy Makes the Stoic Sage Tranquil: A Lesson for our Times (1996)
Professor Simon Blackburn Social, Coordination, Egoism and Nature (1995)
Professor J.S. Bajaj Education in Health Sciences: Relevance and Excellence (1994)
Professor K.N. Raj
Primary, Secondary and University Education A Board Critical Review (1993)
Professor D.P.Chattopadhyaya
President, IIAS Society
On the Alleged Unity of Religions
(at Delhi, Jan., 1991)


2.Niharranjan Ray Memorial Lectures
Professor Satish Chandra
Formerly Chairman
University Grants Commission
New Delhi

Society and State of Medieval India
(at Delhi, Jan.,1991)

Professor Romila Thapar
Professor of History
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi
Clan, Caste and Origin Myths in Early India
(at Delhi, Jan.,1990)
Professor P.M.Bhargava
Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad
Of India, Indians and Science
(at Ahmedabad, Nov.,1990)
Professor K.S.Murty
Sangam Jaaslamudi
Guntur District
Rationality and Religion
(at Bangalore, Oct.,1990)
Professor Satish Saberwal
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi
Segmentation and Literacy
(at Calicut and Pune, Jan., 1991)
Professor Mulk Raj Anand
25, Cuffe Parade, Colaba
On Seeing Versus Looking at Works of Arts
(at Delhi, Jan., 1991)
Professor G.M.Sheikh
4 Residency Bungalow
University Office Compound
Some Aspects of the India : Narrative Tradition
(at Delhi, Feb., 1991)
Professor C.D. Narasimhaiah
Literary Criterion Centre
The Age Demanded it: The Horror, The Boredom and The Glory of Existence
(at Shimla, May,1991)
Professor Shiv K.Kumar
F-2 Kakatiya Nagar
Post Jamia Osmania
Literary Creation and Criticism
(at Shimla, June, 1991)
Professor T.N.Madan
Institute of Economic Growth
University of Delhi
Ideologies of Secularism
(at Shimla, June, 1991)
Professor Y.K.Alagh
Professor of Economics
Sardar Patel Institute of Economic and Social Research
Technology and Development in Indian Subcontinent
(at Delhi, July, 1991)
Professor Daya Krishna
R-9, University Campus
Renewal and Reconstruction of India's Intellectual
Intellectual Tradition in the Contemporary Context
( at Calcutta, Aug., 1991)
Professor Krishna Kumar
33-A, Probyn Road
University of Delhi
Educational Theory and Social Conflict
(at Culcutta, Aug., 1991)

Shri Nirmal Verma
144/29, WEA
Karol Bagh
New Delhi

The Concept of Truth in Literature
( at New Delhi, Aug., 1991)

Professor J.D.Sethi
Indian Institute of Advanced Study
Rashtrapati Nivas, Shimla
Character of the Indian State : A Non-Marxist View
(at Shimla, July, 1991)

Professor Namwar Singh
Centre of Indian languages
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi

Kavita Ki Doosri Parampara
( at Varanasi, Aug., 1991)
Professor Yash Pal
Inter-University Consortium for Educational Communication
Nuclear Science Centre, JNU Campus
New Delhi
Science in Society : One Perspective
(at Shimla, Sept., 1991)
Professor V.S.Vyas
Institute of Development Studies
Bapu Nagar
Poverty Alleviation Strategies in the States:
Some Lessons
(at New Delhi, Sept., 1991)
Professor G.C.Pande
Formerly Vice-Chancellor
University of Rajasthan
Indian Culture and Historical Awareness
(at Madras, Oct., 1991)
Professor Ravinder Kumar
Nehru Memorial Museum and Library
New Delhi
(i) New Agendas in History and
(ii) Chance and Determinism in History:
A Historiographical Critique
( at Hyderabad, Oct., 1991)
Professor A.Rahman
Tower A, Flat 30
Zakir Bagh
Maulana Mohammad Ali Road
New Delhi
Sphere of Life - Inheritance, Creativity and Society
( at New Delhi, Oct., 1991)
Professor S.G.Tulpule
26, Sahwas Society
Jnaneswara's Contribution to Philosophy, Poetry and Mysticism
( at New Delhi, Dec., 1991)
Professor Suresh Shukla
Professor of Education
Jamia Millia Islamia
New Delhi
Reconsidering Education : A Teacher's View from the Third World
( at New Delhi, Dec., 1991)
Professor D.P.Chattopadhyaya
Fomerly President
IIAS Society, Shimla
Rationality, Transparent Cultural and Transcendental
( at New Delhi Jan., 1992)
Professor S.C.Dube
D-504, 'Purvasha'
Mayur Vihar Group Housing Complex
New Delhi
Ethnicity : Myth History and Politics
(at New Delhi, Jan., 1992)
Professor Irfan Habib
Chairman, I.C.H.R.
35, Ferozeshah Road
New Delhi
Village Community in India
at New Delhi Jan., 1992)