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DUT Hosts Public Lecture by Reverend Swami Atmapriyananda

DUT Hosts Public Lecture by Reverend Swami Atmapriyananda

Media statement by Alan Khan, Senior Director: Corporate Affairs at the Durban University of Technology

The Durban University of Technology invites members of the media to attend a public lecture by Reverend Swami Atmapriyananda; Vice-Chancellor of the Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, West Bengal, India.

A monk and educationalist, Reverend Swami Atmapriyananda participates in various religious and educational seminars, symposia, colloquia, workshops and conferences in India and abroad on various subjects of his interest such as Consciousness Studies as taught in the Upanishads and the harmony of religions as lived and taught by Sri Ramakrishna.

Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University is a multi-campus university that seeks to actualise Reverend Swami Atmapriyananda’s educational vision and is devoted to teaching and research in a variety of unique facilities.

Reverend Swami Atmapriyananda received his PhD from the University of Madras, India, in Theoretical Physics for his work in particle theory. He has a number of research publications in reputed international journals.

Inspired by Ramakrishna-Vivenanda ideology, he joined the Ramakrishna order of monks in 1978 and was posted at the Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, a premier college of the Ramakrishna Mission at Belur Math; where he taught Physics for nearly 25 years. He also served as Vice Principal and Principal for 19 years before taking charge as Vice Chancellor of the Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University in July 2005.

Date: Thursday 10 May 2012.
Time: 2h30pm to 3h30 pm
Venue: Mansfield Hall, Mansfield Campus, Steve Biko Road.

Members of the media are urged to kindly RSVP by the end of business today via e-mail: sinegugunp@dut.ac.za.

Issued by

Sinegugu Ndlovu
Media Officer
Durban University of Technology
031 373 2845
078 615 2662