History

The BAPS Swaminarayan Research Institute at Swaminarayan Akshardham, New Delhi, was inaugurated by Pramukh Swami Maharaj on Sunday, 4 July 2010 in the presence of leading scholars from Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

Since its inauguration, the institute has become a home of innovative research and collaborative study. Its considerable growth in membership, the expansion of its research facilities, and increased affiliation with other internationally acclaimed institutes, pays testament to the commitment of its members and research faculty. The institute’s unconventional outlook toward developing multi-disciplinary approach to Indian studies and toward recognizing Indian thought and culture on its own terms, has built an interface between modern academia and traditional Indian modes of scholarship. In doing so the institute has allowed for the possibility to amalgamate contemporary, valuable systems of transmission along with unique and intellectually rigorous traditional scholarship.

Proud of its heritage, the BAPS Swaminarayan Research Institute constantly looks to the future and engages itself to continually expand its research and teaching programs. The institute is focused toward providing opportunities for researchers who are committed toward rigorous academic experience in a profoundly multicultural and multidisciplinary community. Our internationally recognized faculty and members continue to use real-world expertise and innovative research methods to challenge academics to achieve their highest potential.