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Universal Technographic Research Organisation
UTRO
             The 'Universal Technographic Research Organization' (UTRO) is founded by Dr.R.Niranjchana Devi, on 22nd of April 2008. After completing her Ph.D. course, she is continuing her research on arts and sciences out of her unquenchable quest for research works, as a result of which, has submitted a number of research articles on various subjects in seminars, and published a few books. Her deep involvement in such research works induced her intuitive knowledge to undertake elaborately the research works on various scientific topics in the form of technographical analysis and to publish them for the benefit of the public. As a consequence of this undertaking, she is carrying out her technographical research works on scientific subjects and she has decided to publish all these works in a series of volumes under the head "TECHNOGRAPHY OF SCIENCES". Having decided to bring out volumes on 'Technography of Sciences', she intended to start a Research Organization of her own to carry out all these undertakings, and the result is the formation of the "UNIVERSAL TECHNOGRAPHIC RESEARCH ORGANIZATION" (UTRO).
Purpose of 'UTRO'

             The details given about 'UTRO' themselves clarify the purpose of the Organization. The Organization takes up the task of carrying research works deeply on various subjects of Arts and Sciences, and bringing out the growth and development of those subjects in their varied stages throughout the world, and in particular in ThamilNadu.

             As far as the subject matter of ThamilNadu is concerned, the facts will be brought forth on the basis of both literary and epigraphical evidences, so that a clear understanding of the technography of the subject, revealing the technological talents and the culture of the ancient Thamil people, can be transfused to the reader. As meant by the term ‘technography', the Organization will take keen efforts on careful scrutiny and editing of the collected materials to bring them published, and at present, it cannot undertake the work of displaying the materials on computer monitors or projection screens.

UTRO is an Organization engaged in the
Study,
Survey,
Data Collection,
Publications, and
Preservation
in the fields of Arts, Literature, Religion, Philosophy, History, Science and Culture.

             Its study extends to whole of India and in particular to ThamilNadu. It also pays attention to contacts of the Thamils with other parts of the world.

             The treatises on selected scientific topics will be published soon one by one.

The main objectives of the UTRO include:
* To promote and develop Thamil language, providing facilities for research and study of Thamil literature, and culture and promoting the existing library and setting up a Study Centre for public.
* To plan, design and execute research projects and programs related to Thamil language and culture.
* To undertake research projects and academic activities in collaboration with other institutions and organizations in India and abroad engaged in similar activities.
* To publish books, monographs, reports and periodicals and to act as a clearinghouse for exchange of information and data in these areas.
* To hold seminars, conferences, workshops and training programs independently or in collaboration with other institutions.
* To receive grants from governmental, semi-governmental organizations and funding agencies in India and abroad, and utilize the same in the broad framework of the objectives of the UTRO and its functions.
* To accept contributions, donations etc. from individuals, institutions and utilize the resources thereof for the overall development of the Organization and its programs.
* To do all such things and undertake activities necessary or proper for the achievement of any or all of the objectives aforesaid.
             However, these systems have received very little by way of attention and even less by way of financial support or institutional help from the government. Even when traditional sciences or technologies are studied, it is often in the nature of the study of history or literature or "Indology" and almost never from the point of view of their contemporary relevance and potential. Moreover, appreciation of tradition is usually limited only to the aesthetic and decorative dimensions of the products of our tradition and not to their functional aspects or as living traditions that have relevance for today.
 
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