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Mungalal Goenka Institute of Post-Graduate Studies and Research
Post-Graduate & Research Dept.
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 4th floor,
Kulapati Munshi Marg, Chowpatty,
Mumbai-400 007
email : bvbindology@gmail.com
Phone : 022-23634462/3/4, Extn. No. 222/206

What's New

Three-month online course on 'Paniniya Shiksha'
(June - August, 2023)

The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's three-month online course (June - August 2023) (in Hindi medium) on 'Paniniya Shiksha' (Sanskrit work by great grammarian Panini on Linguistics, Phonetics, Phonology etc.), will be commenced from Saturday, 3-6-2023. In this course, the classification of speech sound, origin of speech, 64 letters of the alphabet, five major divisions of Vedic phonology i.e. pitch, duration, place of articulation, effort or mode of articulation, and phonation, as well as good quality of pronunciation, speech production, etc., will be taught with the word-by- word meaning of each of 61 verses of the text.
This course shall be taught ONLINE by Prof. Miss Radhika Deshpande (on Google Meet).

  • Course Fees: Rs. 1000/- per head + 18% G.S.T. Rs. 180.00 = Total Rs. 1180.00.
  • Date of Commencement: 3-6-2023
  • Timings: Online during 2.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. on Saturdays only

For obtaining an application-form and registration details; those, who are interested in joining this course, may send their letter (with full postal address, mob. no., etc.) through email to:-

Director, Post-Graduate and Research Dept.,
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 4th floor,
Kulapati Munshi Marg, Chowpatty,
Email: bvbindology@gmail.com
Off. Tel.: 23631261 / 23634463, Extn. Nos. 222/206

The Bhavan's Mungalal Goenka Samshodhan Mandir (Mungalal Goenka Research Institute) was established in 1939, for promoting higher studies and research in Indology. Later on, it got recognised by University of Mumbai for post-graduate studies and research in Sanskrit and Indian culture, and was named as Mungalal Goenka Institute of Post-Graduate Studies and Research (also known as Bhavan's P. G. & Research Dept.).

The Institute conducts various short-term courses on Sanskrit and Indian culture, on regular basis.
Topics of some courses conducted at the Institute are as under:-

  • 1. Sanskrit Language Course (Elementary and Inter-mediate Levels)
  • 2. Paniniya Vyakarana Pravesha (Parama-laghu-siddhanta-kaumudi)
  • 3. Bhagavad-gita
  • 4. Introduction to Bhakti
  • 5. Philosophy of Bhagavata Purana
  • 6. Bhagavata Purana: 10th Skandha
  • 7. Shri-bhagavatarka-marichi-mala (Gaudiya philosophical exposition of Bhagavata Purana)
  • 8. Bhakti-rasamrita-sindhu of Rupa Goswami
  • 9. Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu : His life and philosophy
  • 10. Paniniya Shiksha (Work on Linguistics, Phonetics and Phonology, by great Sanskrit grammarian Panini )

The staff-members of the Institute had carried out major responsibilities in editing and publication of Bhavan's (1) History and Culture of the Indian People (Vols. I-XI), (2) Upanishadic Project (Five Upanishads), (3) Manusmriti with seven Sanskrit commentaries (Volumes I-VI), and (4) Singhi Jain Series (66 volumes). The Institute also carries out the publication of Bhavan's Research Journal 'Bharatiya Vidya' (in English) since 1939, and Sanskrit Journal 'Samvid' (since 1964). So far, 66 volumes of 'Bharatiya Vidya', and 39 volumes of 'Samvid' have been published, and work of publication of backlog issues of both the journals is under process. 47 Indological works have been published under Bharatiya Vidya Series, and 14 Sanskrit works have been published in Samvid Sanskrit Series. The Institute was intensively involved in the editorial work of the following books published by the Bhavan:-

  • 1) Shri-radha-sudha-nidhi-stotra of Mahaprabhu Hita Harivamsha
  • 2) Shri-jagadguru-chandrashekharendra-sarasvati-vijaya-kavyam (Sanskrit Mahakavya in 12 Cantos) by Dr. S. Srinivasa Sarma
  • 3) Shrimad-buddha-bhagavatam (Sanskrit Mahakavya on the life and work of Gautam Buddha) by Hosakere Nagappa Sastri
  • 4) Gita-pravachanani (Acharya Vinoba Bhave's Marathi work 'Gita Pravachana' translated into Sanskrit by his brother Shri Shivaji Bhave)
  • 5) Shrutyartha-muktavali (Sanskrit translation of the Malayalam work on the Vedas and Indian culture authored by V. K. Narayana Bhattatiri)
  • 6) Saundarya-lahari of Adi Shankaracharya, with 'Chandrika' Sanskrit commentary by Pt. Suna Bhatt (Edited by Dr. G. B. Jani)
  • 7) Gita: The Song Extraordinary by Dr. Damodar Thakur
  • 8) The Saga of the Shahanshas [English adaptation (in prose) of Firdausi's Shahnamah -- by Adi F. Merhcant]
  • 9) Chaplin, Gandhi and Me2 (English translation of Gujarati work by Dr. Jayanti Patel)

The Institute also conducts talks, lectures, seminars and other educational functions from time to time. It had also organised exhibitions on 'Indology in Germany' and 'Indology in Russia'. Some of the annual events organised by the Institute are as under :-

  • Guru Purnima Celebration
  • Sanskrit Day Celebration
  • Gita Jayanti Celebration
  • Bhavan's Foundation Day Celebration
  • Kulapati Munshiji Birth Anniversary Celebration
  • Shraddhanjali to Kulapati Munshiji (on his death anniversary)
  • Shri S. Ramakrishnanji's Birth Anniversary Celebration
  • Shraddhanjali to Shri S. Ramakrishnanji (on his death anniversary)
  • Bhavan's Smt. Rasikaben Mehta (Mombasa) Memorial Lecture
Talks/lectures are organised at the above-mentioned events.

The staff-members of the Institute are also associated, in different capacities, with Bhavan's Mumbadevi Adarsh Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya, Sanskrit Examinations Department, Jyotisha Bharati, Bhavan's Library and other depts/institutes of the Bhavan. They also regularly participate in the seminars/conferences organised in Mumbai, and other cities.

Last updated on:12, April, 2023