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Our Mission

The Institute shall be devoted to the carrying out of the following objects:-

The steps there to run through the following


  • To place within the easy reach of advanced students of research a first-class and up-to-date Oriental library, and to afford them all other ready-made helps in the way of select topical bibliographies, digests, of magazine articles, card indexes, electronic media and similar critical material.
  • To train qualified students in the scientific methods of research by opening postgraduate classes, founding lectureships and, in time, preparing students for higher degrees in research..
  • To place indigenous learning of the Shastris upon a broader and sounder basis by making the necessary and suitable arrangements for their guidance and training.
  • To undertake and publish, with the co-operation of various scholars, critical edition of texts, as also original and independent works of historical nature bearing upon Oriental Studies, including Journals, Proceedings, Catalogues, Reports and occasional studies.
  • To act as a bureau for literary advice and information on all points connected with Oriental Studies in general.
  • (f) And to plan and carry out all other projects not inconsistent with the foregoing and calculated to help the promulgation of Oriental Studies in general.
  • Creation of on-line catalog of books & manuscripts for web access.
  • Digitization of rare books and manuscripts.
  • Digital Database of the cultural index of the Critical Edition of Mahabharata.
  • Digital Database of the Comprehensive and Critical Prakrit Dictionary.
  • Virtual Museum of Manuscripts, Photographs and Artefacts
  • Development of computation research tools such as Advanced Multilingual Search, Study of occurrences, Sanskrit and Prakrit dictionaries, ontological research etc.
  • Interactive Digital Portal for content, communications, collaboration and commerce.

With a vision thus empowered by the new age experience and the modern technology, the Institute aims at revitalization of Oriental Scholarship par excellence.

Our Goals

Goals to Achieve

The Institute, with its solid foundation in magnanimous contributions to Oriental Research and with the help of its scholarly infrastructure of the present day, aspires for goals still higher! The steps thereto run through the following:

The steps there to run through the following


  • Development of Digital Library for Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute (BORI)
  • Preservation and protection of the content of rare books and manuscripts and archives of the Mahabharata and Prakrit Dictionary.
  • World wide access on Internet
  • National and international collaborative oriental research.
  • State of the art computer & networking infrastructure for creating and accessing the digital library.
  • Automation of library management system.
  • Creation of on-line catalog of books & manuscripts for web access.
  • Digitization of rare books and manuscripts.
  • Digital Database of the cultural index of the Critical Edition of Mahabharata.
  • Digital Database of the Comprehensive and Critical Prakrit Dictionary.
  • Virtual Museum of Manuscripts, Photographs and Artefacts
  • Development of computation research tools such as Advanced Multilingual Search, Study of occurrences, Sanskrit and Prakrit dictionaries, ontological research etc.
  • Interactive Digital Portal for content, communications, collaboration and commerce.

With a vision thus empowered by the new age experience and the modern technology, the Institute aims at revitalization of Oriental Scholarship par excellence.