The BAPS Swaminarayan Research Institute at Akshardham, New Delhi was founded by His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj in 2010. It was his vision to establish an institute that would serve as a role model for collective, comprehensive, reverent scholarship that would consolidate sound academics with appreciative and meaningful reflection.
Founded on this vision, the BAPS Swaminarayan Research Institute encourages in-depth, cross-disciplinary scholarly research of Indian culture, its religions, philosophies, languages, and rich collection of literature. Committed to the promotion of reverent scholarly research, the Institute nourishes a unique atmosphere allowing for researchers and practitioners to work together to produce informative, appreciative and practical academic research.
Since its inception, the Institute has grown significantly in its capacity to engage with and contribute to both national and international academic scholarship. It continues to achieve this by playing an active role in promoting collaborative learning, inter-disciplinary and inter-faith dialogue, and the creative expression of its members’ research. The Institute’s contributions towards producing and organizing informative lecture series, national and international conferences, and collaborative research projects bears testament to its commitment toward academic scholarship and increasing presence as an acclaimed academic institution.
In addition to its recognized commitment toward research, interaction, and expression, the institute ensures its local and regional communities benefit by its presence and research endeavors. By focusing on offering practical and valuable solutions to contemporary concerns and issues affecting local communities, the Institute highlights opportunities for study and research that will deliver tangible social, communal, and cultural benefits. It does this by fostering problem-based approach to interventions; promoting inter-disciplinary and researcher-practitioner collaboration to connect research, expertise, knowledge, and experience; and engaging with communities at all stages of research.
Through all its endeavors, the BAPS Swaminarayan Research Institute continues to foster a comprehensive research initiative that is aimed at producing meaningful, multifaceted academic research and creative scholarly expression that is purposed in its commitment toward service.