The Heart and Soul of Higher Education
Rajarethinam Emmanuel1, S. Chandrachud2, S. Thangamayan3
1Dr. Rajarethinam Emmanuel, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies (VISTAS), Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
2Dr. S. Chandrachud, Professor, Department of Economics, Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies (VISTAS), Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
3Dr. S. Thangamayan, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies (VISTAS), Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on May 05, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on May 14, 2019. | Manuscript published on May 15, 2019. | PP: 36-41 | Volume-3 Issue-9, May 2019. | Retrieval Number: I0265043919 /19©BEIESP
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Abstract: The beneficial outcome of scientific knowledge for any society of the modern era is just too overwhelming to be replaced or to be disregarded. And yet, there also seems to be something deeply missing in our current system of education. Nearly two thousand years back, the Indian sages had achieved the glory of discovering, formulating and spreading the art of unification, and we called it Yoga or the Brahma Gnana. The huge challenge that awaits us is to discover something similar — the kernel that can unify the vastly varying subjects taught in our universities – something that can be called the yogic science built on the very foundations of the physical and biological sciences of our times. As things stand right now, our universities may be acclaimed for their hundreds of thousands of specializations, but not in the least for bringing out holistic human beings who would command the respect of the entire world. In this paper, we explore how the findings of cognitive neuroscience and the splitting of consciousness back to its basic sensations, can not only produce a new discipline of science; but indeed can turn out to be the heart and soul of Higher Education.
Keywords: Fundamental fields; Basic sensations; Cognitive neuroscience; Art of Unification.