The Gautama Academy of Indian Intellectual Traditions (GAIIT) has been initiated under the patronage of Prof M A Lakshmithathachar, the founder and head of Samskrti Foundation. He specializes in all Indian knowledge systems and has dedicated his life for promoting them and for showing their relevance to modern life. Prof Lakshmithathachar is a recipient of the President of India’s award for outstanding scholarship in Sanskrit. He, along with Dr Alwar, PhD in Nyaya and Prof of Pracina and Navya Nyaya at the Mysore Sanskrit University, manage the Samskrti Foundation dedicated to the promotion of Indian Knowledge Systems.
The Executive Committee, which will direct and manage the activities of the Academy, comprises the following members:
Prof M A Lakshmithathachar
Dr M A Alwar
Sri Chittaranjan Naik
ADVISORY BOARD OF SCHOLARS
Dr Srinivasa Varakhedi
Dean of Karnataka Sanskrit University
PhD, Navya-Nyaya scholar and recipient of President’s Maharishi Badarayana Vyaya Samman award.
Prof V N Jha,
Former Director Centre for Advanced Study in Sanskrit
PhD, Scholar of Nyaya, member of Indian Council for Philosophical Research.
Prof Rajaram Shukla
Prof at Faculty of Sanskrit Vidya Dharma Vigyan at Banaras Hindu University
Scholar of Nyaya and Vedanta.
Dr K Ramasubramanian
Prof at IIT Mumbai
PhD in Theoretical Physics, Sanskrit scholar and recipient of President’s Maharishi Badarayana Vyaya Samman award.
Prof Darshan Shankar
Vice Chancellor, Trans-Disciplinary University, Bengaluru
Scholar in Ayurveda and Indigenous Health Sciences.
Sri M Putran
Follower of Kanchi Mahaperiwal and Promoter of Indian Culture.
Sri Santosh Kumar Ayalasomayajula
B-Tech and Scholar in Advaita Vedanta and Shaivism
Promoter of Indian Culture.