The foundation stone of the Centre for Gandhian Studies of Bangalore University was laid by the President of India, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan on 8th December 1965. The present building was formally dedicated on 2nd October 1969. The ‘Gandhi Bhavan’ of BU today boasts of Bangalore’s biggest ‘charaka’, in brass, designed by Tajendra Singh Baoni, which was gifted to the Centre by Dr. D.K. Chowta. Another highlight of the building is an amphitheatre called ‘Sabarmathi Open Air Theatre’. Also located in the premises is the Albert Einstein-Charlie Chaplin Sit-Out and a sculpture of the Mother Goddess. The building has a Meditation Hall which can accommodate about 300 persons. The Centre has a Library with a collection of more than 2000 books.
Aims and Objectives
The Centre for Gandhian Studies was established to fulfill the following aims and objectives:
• To offer suitable courses in Gandhian Thought;
• To hold lectures, seminars, symposia, workshops and training programmes on Gandhism and its contemporary relevance;
• To sponsor and publish research studies on Gandhism and its contemporary relevance;
• To bring out suitable publications to promote and propagate Gandhian values;
• To celebrate/remember the birth and death anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi in meaningful ways; and
• To network with like-minded organizations in propagating Gandhian values.
Director: Prof. Nagabhushan C
Professor, Centre for Kannada Studies
Jnana Bharathi Campus,
Bangalore – 560 056
Ph: 080 – 22961146