Gopala Desikan K.E.

Gopala Desikan K.E.
Assistant Professor
School of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Heritage

Gopala Desikan studied Nyaya Sastra in traditional system. He had done his PhD on the topic “Tattvacintāmaṇigranthastasya kevalavyatireki prakaraṇasya vimarśaḥ. He has worked as project fellow in UGC sponsored Special Assistance Programme on “Commentaries and Sub-commentaries of Tattvacintāmaṇi of Gangeśopādhyāya”. He had done Post doctoral research on “A Critical Study on the Definitions of Perceptual Error (Khyāti) confounded in various School of Indian Philosophy” for one year. He has intrests in Nyaya,Mimamsa and Sabdabodha. He is attending the traditional vakyartha Sadas regularly conducted around South India. At CEG,  he is teaching courses on Indic Philosophy – foundational principles, Dharma – perspectives from Ramayana and Logic and Argumentation.

Education

  • PhD in Navya Nyaya, Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupathi.
  • Acharya in Nyaya, Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupathi.
  • Acharya in Mimamsa, Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupathi.
  • Sastri in Nyaya Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupathi.

Areas of Teaching

  • Indian Philosophy, Indian Logic and Dharma perspectives from Ramayana

Research Interests

  • Nyaya
  • Mimamsa and Sabdabodha.

Awards

  • Vidwatpravara by Shastra Poshaka Sabha, Dakshinamnaya Shri Sharada Peetham, Sringeri, 05-09-2009.
  • Vidwanmani by Shrimad Adishankara Bhagavathpada Pariksha Samithi, Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, Kanchipuram on 08-01-2012.
  • Best Student Award by Sriman Dr, Vangipuram Ramanujacharya Smaraka Puraskara Samithi, Hyderabad on 26-09-2007.

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