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Learn Vaastu at an institute in Kolkata soon

Exterior Interior, a premier interior-designing institute, is all set to offer a course in applied Vaastu Shastra in Kolkata from February, reports Mou Chakraborty.

india Updated: Jan 29, 2007 16:51 IST

If you are passionate about Vaastu and its effects, you can soon master it.

Exterior Interior, a premier interior-designing institute, is all set to offer a course in applied Vaastu Shastra in Kolkata from February.

"Applied Vaastu Shastra is the biology of making a building or a structure," said Partha Pratim Chakraborty, programme manager.

Vaastu has caught everybody's imagination as everyone wants to stay in a house that is correct Vaastu-wise. They even want their furniture to be Vaastu-compatible.

"We being the oldest interior designing institute in this part of the country, various establishments had approached us asking for Vaastu consultants. That is what prompted us to start this course. Those who join this course can, thus, rest assured there will be no dearth of job offers when they pass out," said Chakraborty. "Civil engineers and interior designers can upgrade their portfolios by doing this course," he added.

The course will be taught from the scientific perspective."We will teach students how various elements in nature can be used to upgrade the experience of our living space," Chakraborty said.

The course will also cover Feng Sui. "Vaastu deals with all the five elements of nature and Feng Shui with just two. Hence the course will cover Feng Sui too," he added.

During the course the students will be taken to construction sites where Vaastu is being applied to get a practical insight of the application. They will also visit places that are being done up the Vaastu way.

Industry experts framed the syllabus following extensive research. They even consulted the canons of Vaastu Shastra, as codified in texts such as Manasara Silpa Shastra by Manasara, Agni Purana and works by Kautilya and Sukracharya. "Vaastu is very scientific in nature and our syllabus has been packaged in a way that it meets the needs of modern life," said Chakraborty.

The course will be offered in three slabs — basic, advance and advance certificate. Each slab will be for three months so the entire course will last nine months. "We are targeting everyone from housewives to civil engineers. The only criterion is they should have a knack of it. The course fee will be moderate," said Chakraborty.

Admission will be preceded by an aptitude test, a psychometric analysis and interview.

Once the course is launched in Kolkata, Exterior Interior plans to offer the same at its 20 centres around the country and in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and the US.

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First Published: Jan 29, 2007 16:51 IST