The institute's Ranbir and Chitra Gupta School of Infrastructure Design and Management also held a workshop on 'Vaastu in Global Perspective' on Sunday. It was conducted to provide attendees with a basic understanding of designing and managing built environment using the principles of Vastu and Fengshui.
"Incorporating Vastu principles in designs can make buildings more eco-friendly since principles of layout, measurements, ground preparation, space arrangement and spatial geometry are well defined in Vastu Shastra," Professor Joy Sen, IIT-Kharagpur, told news agency PTI. He also said that several leading architects and architectural firms are incorporating the principles of Vastu in their work. He also believes that more awareness on the matter is needed.
Not surprisingly, people of the Internet have a lot to say about Vastu Shastra being taught at an IIT. Both Vastu Shastra and IIT Kharagpur have trended on Twitter today. Here are some reactions shared on the micro-blogging site:
Vastu Shastra introduced as a subject in IIT Kharagpur. Kill me please! Education system is ruined!- Ankta Roy (@ankita_best) April 17, 2017
Excellent move by the IIT to have Vastu Shastra as a part of the curriculum. The science is older than any religion & does good to all.- VSA (@vsayachit) April 17, 2017
IIT Kharagpur to introduce Vastu Shastra.
Spooky hostel stories now have a reason. Tch Tch.- Moonstruck Leo (@MaverickMiss29) April 16, 2017
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