To promote research and interest in Indian knowledge systems with particular emphasis on manuscripts, the Mission organises national level seminars. Scholars specialising in various fields are invited to present research papers which are eventually published by the Mission under the title Samikshika. The objective is not only to know about the existing information and practices about manuscripts but also to bring to light relatively unknown knowledge. The Mission then tires to develop and incorporate these insights into its activities.

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Financial Year 2017-18
SNo. Topic Collaborating Institutions Date
1 Understanding Sufism Reflection from Manuscripts & Popular Culture West Bengal Urdu Academy, Kolkata
21 Nov 2017 to 23 Nov 2017
Financial Year 2011-12
SNo. Topic Collaborating Institutions Date
1 Narional Seminar on “Vedalaksana Texts: Search and Analysis” Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata
12 Mar 2012 to 14 Mar 2012
2 National seminar on “Less-known Grammatical Manuscripts, Grammarians & Theories” CASS, University of Pune, Pune, Maharashtra
28 Nov 2011 to 30 Nov 2011
3 National seminar on “Manuscripts related to Architecture" O. R. I., University of Kerala, Kariavattom, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
16 Nov 2011 to 18 Nov 2011
4 National seminar on ‘’History of Medieval Deccan as reflected in Arabic and Persian Manuscripts’’ AP State Archives, Hyderabad, A. P.
19 Dec 2011 to 21 Dec 2011
5 National seminar on “Manuscripts Heritage on Astronomy” O. R. I., SV University, Tirupati, A. P
2 Feb 2012 to 4 Feb 2012
6 National seminar on “Siddha Manuscripts” Govt. Museum, Egmore, Chennai, T.N
10 Feb 2012 to 12 Feb 2012
7 International seminar on “Prakrit Manuscripts” LDII, Ahmedabad
16 Feb 2012 to 19 Feb 2012
8 National seminar on “ Garhwal mein Upalabdh Pandulipiyan” Dept. of Sanskrit, HNB Garhwal Unv. Pauri Garhwal, U.K
14 Dec 2011 to 15 Dec 2011
9 National seminar on “Advaita-Vedanta and Nyaya” Manuscript Library, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal
27 Dec 2011 to 30 Dec 2011
10 National seminar on “History of Tripura in the medieval period as reflected in Manuscripts” Dept. of History, Tripura University, Tripura
19 Jan 2012 to 21 Jan 2012
11 International seminar on “Colonial note from the continuity of Culture: Emerging study of Manuscriptology” CSELMF, Dept of Bengali, Assam University, Silchar, Assam
1 Mar 2012 to 3 Mar 2012
12 Seminar on “Identity of Manipuris” through Manuscripts (Puyas) Moreh Trade Centre (International Border) Myanmar
15 Dec 2011 to 19 Dec 2011
13 National seminar on “Oral and written forms: The Literary Tradition of India” Vemna Foundation Chennai
31 Jan 2012 to 3 Feb 2012
Financial Year 2010-11
SNo. Topic Collaborating Institutions Date
1 National seminar on “Buddhist Sanskrit Texts and their Conservation Nagarjuna Buddhist Foundation, Gorakhpur
18 Feb 2011 to 20 Feb 2011
2 Manuscripts on Poetics in southern peninsula (Sanskrit as well as Dravidian Languages) APGOML, Hyderabad, A.P
18 Mar 2011 to 20 Mar 2011
3 Manuscript resources in North East Region problems of conservation and Dissemination (Regional seminar) Govt. Degree college, Dharmanagar, North Tripura, Tripura
20 Nov 2010 to 22 Nov 2010
4 Manuscripts as alternative Textual Traditions (special panel) School of Language, Literature and Culture studies, Central University of Gujrat, Sector-30, Gandhinagar, Gujrat-382030
3 Mar 2011 to 6 Mar 2011
5 Traditional Medicine System of India (with special reference to available manuscripts) Oriental Research Institute and manuscript Library, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram
8 Dec 2010 to 10 Dec 2010
6 The seminar was conducted as part of the International Conference on “Persian and Arabic: National Heritage of Composite Culture” Dept. of Persian, University of Delhi.
9 Dec 2010 to 11 Dec 2010
7 Mathematical Manuscripts in India Kund Kund Jnanapitha, Indore, M.P
27 Mar 2011 to 29 Mar 2011
Financial Year 2009-10
SNo. Topic Collaborating Institutions Date
1 Seminar cum round table discussion on “Manuscript Tradition of India” National Mission for Manuscripts, New Delhi 17 Feb 2010
2 The seminar on “Development of Bengali Script” conducted as part of the “International Congress on Bengal Studies with an exhibition”. Dept. of Modern Languages and Language Studies, University of Delhi.
25 Feb 2010 to 28 Feb 2010
3 Seminar cum round table discussion on “Persian and Arabic Manuscript in India” National Mission for Manuscripts, New Delhi
29 Mar 2010 to 31 Mar 2010
Financial Year 2007-08
SNo. Topic Collaborating Institutions Date
1 Text and Variations of the Mahabharata: Contextual and Performative Traditions National Mission for Manuscripts, New Delhi
5 Feb 2007 to 7 Feb 2007
Financial Year 2006-07
SNo. Topic Collaborating Institutions Date
1 Kriti Rakshana: Manuscripts and Indian Knowledge Systems Dept. of Sanskrit and Tamil Literature, University of Madras
9 Feb 2006 to 11 Feb 2006
2 Kadathas and their Preservation Karnataka State Archives, Bangalore, Karnataka
30 May 2006 to 31 May 2006
3 Text, Practice and Aesthetics: Exploring the Manuscript Traditions of Indian Architecture with Special Emphasis on South India Tanjore Maharaja Serfoji’s Saraswati Mahal Library, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
31 Aug 2006 to 2 Sep 2006
4 Indian Tradition of Drama and Stage Performance: Drsya Kavya aur Prayoga Vijnana ki Pandulipi Parampara Dr. Hari Sing Gour University, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh
18 Nov 2006 to 21 Jan 2017
Financial Year 2005-06
SNo. Topic Collaborating Institutions Date
1 Oral Tradition and Indigenous Methods and Materials of Conservation of Manuscripts Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, New Delhi
2 Feb 2005 to 4 Feb 2005
2 Buddhist Literary Heritage in India: Text and Context Calcutta University and Asiatic Society, Kolkata
18 Jul 2005 to 20 Jul 2005
3 Saving India’s Medical Manuscripts Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Tradition (FRLHT), Bangalore, Karnataka
5 Oct 2005 to 6 Oct 2005