Subsequent lectures within the IKS course to unearth historic rock-cut and temple architectural kinds of India

MUMBAI: Protecting one other set of fascinating subjects, the Indian Data Programs (IKS) elective course by the Indian Institute of Expertise Gandhinagar (IITGN) will host two lectures on ‘Rock-cut Edifices of India: Understanding Distinct Architectural Kinds’ and ‘Structural Temples of India: Their Origin, Improvement and Diversification’ on March 24 and 25, 2021, from 3:05 to four pm (IST).

Prof V N Prabhakar, Affiliate Professor of Archaeology at IITGN and former Director of Exploration & Excavation and Institute of Archaeology on the Archaeological Survey of India, will ship the web lectures. As an expert archaeologist, Dr Prabhakar performed excavations at Harappan archaeological websites in Rupnagar (Punjab) and Karanpura (Rajasthan). Earlier, he led the exploration, excavation, conservation and preservation of 166 nationally necessary heritage buildings, together with the World Heritage Properties of Ajanta and Ellora Caves. He additionally headed the Institute of Archaeology, ASI’s educational wing, imparting schooling in archaeology, heritage administration and museology.

Each lectures by Dr Prabhakar will take individuals on a digital tour of those architectural masterpieces, constructed centuries in the past with utmost craftsmanship and precision. In his first lecture on ‘Rock-cut Edifices of India: Understanding Distinct Architectural Kinds’, Dr Prabhakar will spotlight the origins, unfold and affect of assorted architectural kinds on rock-cut structure in India, together with Buddhist, Jain, and Hindu non secular buildings. The second lecture on ‘Structural Temples of India: Their Origin, Improvement and Diversification’ will current proof of the earliest non secular buildings discovered within the Indian subcontinent and the amalgamation of various architectural kinds in Indian temples whereas explaining their growth, uniqueness and similarities.

The IKS course is open to college students and anybody focused on India’s information techniques and cultural heritage. They’ll be a part of the course totally free by filling a web-based registration kind on the web site:


. All lectures can be livestreamed on

IITGN’s YouTube channel.

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