Remarkable contribution of India in the field Science.

  • India invented the Number System. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta. The place value system, the decimal system was developed in India in 100 BC.
  • Aryabhatta was the first to explain spherical shape, size ,diameter, rotation and correct speed of Earth in 499 AD.
  • The World’s first university was established in Takshila in 700 BC. Students from all over the World studied more than 60 subjects.
  • The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.
  • Sanskrit is considered the mother of all higher languages. Sanskrit is the most precise, and therefore suitable language for computer software – a report in Forbes magazine, July 1987.
  • Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans. Charaka, the father of medicine consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago.
  • Today Ayurveda is fast regaining its rightful place in civilization.
  • Christopher Columbus was attracted India’s wealth and was looking for route to India when he discovered the American continent by mistake.
  • The art of Navigation was born in the river Sindh 6000 years ago. The word ‘Navigation’ is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH. The word navy is also derived from Sanskrit ‘Nou’.
  • In Siddhanta Siromani (Bhuvanakosam 6) Bhaskaracharya II described about gravity of earth about 400 years before Sir Isaac Newton. He also had some clear notions on differential calculus, and the Theory of Continued Fraction.

 

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