‘Vastu Shastra’ classes are likely to be introduced by country’s oldest IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) for its architecture students. While undergraduate students at IIT Kharagpur will be taught the basics, for post-graduate and research scholars, there will be advanced lessons.
The classes of Vastu Shastra may start from August. As per a report in TOI, faculty members at IIT Kharagpur believe that students, who have to this point been taught architectural concepts common in the West, should also study about ancient Indian architectural traditions.
Ancient Indian concepts ensure a scientific base and introducing students to these will bring in new avenues, said an IIT Kharagpur faculty. Reportedly, at the post-graduate level, concepts of social principles, nine-circuit placements, holy altars and design semiotics and semantics will be taught.
“Vastu Shastra has its beginnings in Rig Veda and is scientific in its tenor,” Joy Sen, a faculty member of the architecture department at IIT Kharagpur said.