Chairman's biographical note
Professor S.R.Bhatt is an eminent philosopher and sanskritist. He was General President of Indian Philosophical Congress and Akhil Bharatiya Darshan Parishad (All India Philosophy Association). He retired as Professor and Head, and Coordinator of UGC Special Assistance Programme, Department of Philosophy, University of Delhi, Delhi. For sometime he was Professor and Head, Dept. of Philosophy, M.S.University, Vadodara. He is internationally known as an authority on Ancient Indian Culture, Buddhism, Jainism and Vedanta. His research areas include Indian Philosophy, Logic, Epistemology, Ethics, Value-theory, Philosophy of Education, Philosophy of Religion, Comparative Religion, Social and Political Thought etc. He has lectured in many universities and research institutes of India, China, Sri Lanka, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Turkey, Germany, United States and Trinidad. He is a member of many national and international associations. He is a Member of Board of Advisors and Regional Coordinator of Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, Washington D.C., USA, which has brought out more than 260 volumes on world cultures and civilizations.
Prof. Bhatt has organized more than 50 national and international conferences, seminars and workshops. He has convened many roundtables and participated in invited sessions in international conferences. In the World Congress of Philosophy held at Seoul, South Korea, in 2008 he convened three Roundtables on Buddhism. Jainism and Schopenhauer and Indian Thought. He has authored and edited 21 books and has more than 200 published research papers to his credit. He has contributed Forewords to many published books of Indian and foreign scholars. His important publications are The Philosophy of Pancharatra; Studies in Ramanuja Vedanta; Knowledge, Values and Education; Buddhist Epistemology; The Concepts of Atman and Paramatman in Indian Thought; Vedic Wisdom, Cultural Inheritance and Contemporary Life; Juche Social and Political Philosophy; Major Religions of the World; Applied Philosophy, Value Theory and Business Ethics; Buddhist Thought and Culture in India and Korea(Ed.) ; Buddhist Thought and Culture in India and Japan (Ed.); Glimpses of Buddhist Thought and Culture(Ed.);Knowledge, Culture and Value(Ed.); Reality, Knowledge and value(Ed.); Nyayamanjari of Jayanta Bhatta (Hindi translation of one part from Sanskrit). This apart he got collected and classified in eight volumes all the papers on Buddhism published in Indian Antiquary and Indian Historical Quarterly since the inception of these journals. He wrote Introductions to all the volumes. He was Co-organizer of Indo-Japan Seminar on ―Spread and Influence of Hinduism and Buddhism in Asia‖ in Tokyo, Japan, in 2000. He was one of the organizers of an International Conference on ‘Holistic Science and Integrated Living‖ at Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA, in 2010. He is editor of an International Journal ―Holistic Vision‖. He is on the Editorial Board of many international journals.