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 2010-11
SNo. Topic Collaborating Institutions Date
1 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

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