The MIT School of Vedic Sciences (MITSVS) has launched a new programme, Vedic Aesthetic Theories, for students of art and design at the undergraduate level. The MITSVS course on Vedic Aesthetic Theories will cover a wide range of Indic aesthetics as depicted in various treatises including Vedas, Upanishads, source classification, mutual connections, creativity prerequisites: Talent, its origin and self-study and their mutual connection, purpose of art, mother of Vedic aesthetic theories i.e. Natyashaastra, plot analysis, Kavyatma theories, Alankaras, among others.
According to the sources, MIT School of Vedic Sciences said that aesthetics in mainstream education across the globe is devoid of profound Indic insights.
It was to address this issue that MIT-ADT University's School of Vedic Sciences (MITSVS), Pune started this course.
Nagaraj Paturi, is an executive committee member of MITSVS and the designer of the course have stated, "Aesthetics courses on Vedic Shaastras is very essential and a need of the hour.
While some part of the course includes Indian words and concepts in place of western concepts, a major portion has new additions."