Research Center AARSH:
AARSH stands for Akshardham-center for Applied Research in Social
Harmony. It is a unique research institute that draws inspiration
from the past, studies the present and prepares solutions for the
future. Protected in the peaceful surroundings of the Akshardham
Complex, AARSH serves as a seat of education. It is a result-oriented
research institute, a novel study-action center where research does
not rest till it reaches out to people in a practical way. Its ambition
is to produce not just scholars, but communicators, not just theses,
but ideas and ideals that mold life and society with a socio-spiritual
harmony. With wide range of
activities, this research center brings
the scholars of the society together to exchange the ideas and opinions
to bring the social harmony.
Modern facilities for efficient research
have been provided.
Library: A comprehensive library of over 7,000
reference works in English, Sanskrit, Hindi, Gujarati and Tamil - covering the
principal religions and schools of philosophy in India.
Archives: A wide collection of more than 400
books and manuscripts, some over 160 years old, are systematically catalogued
for easy reference. Each article is passed through a special process of preservation.
Computer Network: Collection and cataloguing
of data will become easy and efficient with the planned computer network. Researchers
shall be able to access information at personal study stations.
Study Stations: For private study.
Research Scholars: Scholars are selected on
the basis of merit of their application. The procedure includes a formal application
to AARSH with the nature of research being conducted or proposed. Besides the
five graduates who are at present being guided for their Ph.D. theses from AARSH,
a further 7 students are receiving distance-learning help. The students include
members of the University of Columbia (USA) and the University of Pennsylvania
For any other inquiries and information
Maharana Pratap Marg, Sector 20
Gandhinagar 382 020