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Welcome to the BAPS Swaminarayan Research Institute
At the BAPS Swaminarayan Reserach Institute
we strive to...
Inspire minds to produce meaningful creations
Offer Inspiring Perspectives Inspire Value-based Leadership
in an Ever-Changing World

National and Global Initiatives

True global influence is achieved on a foundation of international engagement. Founded on the vision of becoming a globally significant center of higher education, the BAPS Swaminarayan Research Institute emphasizes excellence in research, learning, and engagement with national and international academic communities. Valuing strong research collaboration, active student mobility, and internationally relevant learning, the Institute’s national and international activities, partnerships, and collaborations serve to bring a global perspective to create true global citizens and leaders.

Located within New Delhi, the capital of India, the Institute serves as a hub for both national and international research initiatives and is a global center for teaching, learning, and research. The Institute’s easy access to multiple transportation ports further facilitates regular visits from reputed researchers and scholars from throughout India and the world.

Focus on Original Impactful Research

Focus on Original Impactful Research

Like its other sister research centers, the BAPS Swaminarayan Research Institute provides opportunities that encourage quality learning, impactful research, sound academic publication, inclusive discussion, and social service.

Ideas become clarified and concrete when they are presented. Understanding the crucial idea-building role of presentation, the Institute actively encourages its researches to present their original research through a variety of mediums.

Research discovers new avenues, becomes impactful, and tested through meaningful conversation. In line with our goal to generate quality, far-reaching research, the Institute provides numerous opportunities to receive constructive and innovative feedback from a wide-range of audiences.

In line with its commitment to supporting research and publication, the Institute continues to embrace innovative scholarly content in all disciplines, placing it at the forefront of discovery and academic publication.

Slide BAPS Swaminarayan Research Journal Understanding the significance of journal publication, the BAPS Swaminarayan Research Institute regularly publishes the BAPS Swaminarayan Research Journal. Our journal provides a platform for the expression of original work in all disciplines including philosophy, religion, textual studies, culture, history, classical and vernacular languages, classical sciences, visual arts, performing arts, and architecture as they pertain to the Swaminarayan tradition and Indian thought. Our journal aims to publish intellectual and compelling work authored for scholars of various disciplines and present comprehensive and unbiased reviews. In doing so, the BAPS Swaminarayan Research Journal seeks to encourage practical, responsible, and succinct reports on original developments. Publication is essential to academic life. Among the various publication options, reviewed journal publications uniquely offer a forum for the communication of contemporary original research and focused discussions on selective and specialized topics. They also are an indispensable source for becoming aware of modern trends and publications in research and serve as means of registration, certification, and archival of original works. Publication in reviewed journals is also central to career paths, including both acquiring funding and securing appointments. For these and others reasons, journals have become deeply embedded in academic infrastructure.

BAPS Swaminarayan Research Institute Pravacanamālā

The BAPS Swaminarayan Research Institute Pravacanamālā is a lecture series that seeks to inform, inspire, and engage students, researchers, faculty, and members of our community on diverse topics, including those that impact society, well-being, research, and education. It provides a platform to create awareness of pressing questions, discuss broader implications, and generate innovative solutions. Pravacanamālā The lecture series hosts presentations and discussions on specific topics delivered by not only distinguished members of the academic community, but also experienced professionals, social entrepreneurs, and industry and community leaders. Our guests come from institutions and organizations from throughout not only India but also locations around the world and present in a wide range of languages. By bringing together people with different experiences, interests, and proficiencies, the Pravacanamālā seeks to incorporate diverse perspectives to understand the larger impact of the topics presented. Widening Perspectives In addition to inviting presenters from different backgrounds, the Pravacanamālā also welcomes members from diverse communities to join in audience. A diverse audience, consisting of students, researchers, professionals, and community members from all walks of life, encourages our guests to ground their ideas and discussions in ways that are scholarly appreciative, broadly relevant, and productive. Their essential presence also substantiates the impact of our guests’ presentations, creating an informed and engaged society.
Grounding Discussions




International Conferences, Seminars, and Workshops
We at BAPS Swaminarayan Research Institute understand the immense effect that intellectual gatherings have in the lives of students and researchers and in the progress of their fields of study. By bringing experts from diverse disciplinary fields and different parts of the country and world together in focused delivery and discussion, our conferences, seminars, and workshops are the melting pot of academic insight and innovation.









Conferences
In addition to conducting intra-institute seminars in association with our other sister-institutes, the BAPS Swaminarayan Research Institute also collaborates with distinguished institutions and organizations, such as the ICPR (Indian Council of Philosophical Research), to conduct both national and international conferences. Through such conferences, our students and researchers along with others throughout the world participate in a mutual exchange of ideas and cross-disciplinary discussions.

Seminars Along with larger conferences, we at BAPS Swaminarayan Research Institute also regularly host and conduct seminar events at our facilities. Focusing on specific topics of investigation and limited to a small number of invitees, these seminars allow for quick presentations of ongoing research and the opportunity to receive feedback from experienced peers.


Workshops
Our organized workshop events focus on developing specific skill sets, such as advanced research methodologies, digital academic publishing, technology integration in the classroom, and understanding international copyright mandates. Through such workshops, we seek to educate our members so that they may be informed about critical topics affecting their research and study and be able to take advantage of the wide range of tools available to them.

International Conferences, Seminars, and Workshops

We at BAPS Swaminarayan Research Institute understand the immense effect that intellectual gatherings have in the lives of students and researchers and in the progress of their fields of study. By bringing experts from diverse disciplinary fields and different parts of the country and world together in focused delivery and discussion, our conferences, seminars, and workshops are the melting pot of academic insight and innovation.

Conferences

In addition to conducting intra-institute seminars in association with our other sister-institutes, the BAPS Swaminarayan Research Institute also collaborates with distinguished institutions and organizations, such as the ICPR (Indian Council of Philosophical Research), to conduct both national and international conferences. Through such conferences, our students and researchers along with others throughout the world participate in a mutual exchange of ideas and cross-disciplinary discussions.

Seminars

Along with larger conferences, we at BAPS Swaminarayan Research Institute also regularly host and conduct seminar events at our facilities. Focusing on specific topics of investigation and limited to a small number of invitees, these seminars allow for quick presentations of ongoing research and the opportunity to receive feedback from experienced peers.

Workshops

Our organized workshop events focus on developing specific skill sets, such as advanced research methodologies, digital academic publishing, technology integration in the classroom, and understanding international copyright mandates. Through such workshops, we seek to educate our members so that they may be informed about critical topics affecting their research and study and be able to take advantage of the wide range of tools available to them.

Distance Learning Initiatives

Distance learning is becoming an accepted and indispensable part of the mainstream educational systems throughout the world. As education and learning break free of the traditional classroom and university models, the need to adapt to distance learning becomes vital for ensuring academic advancement.

Distance learning affords many advantages over traditional classroom-based forms of learning. It affords greater access to instructors that are specialists in their respective fields. Online learning also allows for a more flexible schedule, accommodating work, family, or other responsibilities. By cutting commute and transportation time and cost, avoiding large tuition fees, and making geographical distances irrelevant, online courses become an appealing means for learning.

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