his course will be of use for students, researchers and policy makers in diverse fields. Some of the areas to whom it would be specially relevant are as follows:
1.Natural Sciences :
Policy Setting: Questions about Scope of Research and Application of various Areas of Science and Technologies (Encouragement/Restriction etc), such as, Solar Energy, Nuclear Energy, Genetic Engineering, Nano Technology etc.
2.Unani Medicine and Ayurveda:
Pharmaceutical Industry: Distinguishing Useful from Harmful Modernisation of Traditional Drug Formulations
Researchers: Identifying Qualitative Traditional Parameters for Clinical Trials; Distinguishing valid from misleading applications of newly discovered Molecular Actions of Traditional Drugs etc
Identification of newer and wider uses of Qualitative Research Methodology
4.Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, Christianity Studies
New Research Designs for addressing the Transcendental Perspective of Traditional Civilizations
Counselors: Understanding the Mind and Personality of Traditional Peoples
Researchers: Identification of a Meta-language for Traditional Philosophies: Islamic, Hindu, Neo-platonic, Christian etc; Objective Understanding of Traditional Metaphysics; Restatement of Traditional Philosophy; Comparison of Traditional and Modern Western Philosophy; Unique Perspective of Islamic Traditional Philosophy; Sources of Restated Islamic traditional Philosophy; Errors of Modern Western Scholars in understanding Traditional Hindu Philosophy; Proper Basis for studying Traditional Hindu Philosophy;
Human History interpreted according to Traditional Time Cycles
Differential Causality in different Segments of a Time Cycle
Tracing Pre-history on the basis of Traditional Data
Identifying the ‘Essence' of a historical entities eg Early Islamic Period, Post Renaissance West up to World War I and after World War I, Vedic Hindu Period, Classical Hindu Period or smaller and shorter historical entities etc
7.Future Studies: Analysis of ‘Modernity' and possible ‘futures'on the basis of Metaphysics; The comparative stance of West, Islamic Tradition and Pre-Islamic Traditions on ‘Modernity' for identifying ‘preferable futures' ; Integration of Contemporary Exigencies with Perennial Realities in Epistemology, Values, Development, Ecology, Socio-Economic Life, Gender Relations etc as a ‘Preferable Future'; Integration of Modern Quantitative Natural Science with Qualitative Sciences and Scholarship as an important part of a ‘Preferable Future'