Prof. R. Balasubramanian gets Life Time Achievement Award of ICPR for the Year 2009-10 Professor R. Balasubramanian (Ph.D. and D.Litt. from Madras University), a renowned scholar in Advaita Vedanta, has been nominated for the ICPR Life Time Achievement Award for the Year 2009-10. Prof. Balasubramanian taught at Besant Theosophical College, Vivekananda College, besides Annamalai University, University of Madras and Pondicherry University. In addition to the above he served as Chairman of Indian Council of Philosophical Research for a term (1990-1994).
Prof Balasubramanian has visited many countries and taken part in many national and international academic programmes. He spent a year at Stanford University as a Fulbright & Smith-Mundt scholar doing his post doctoral studies.
Besides being the Chairman of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, he has also been the President of the Afro-Asian Philosophy Association (1991-1994). He has published extensively and some of his major publications include Personalistic Existentialism of Berdyaev (1970), The Taittiriyopanisad-bhasya-vartika of Suresvara ( 1974,1984), Some Problems in the Epistemology and Metaphysics of Ramanuja (1976), Primal Spirituality of the Vedas: Its Renewal and Renaissance (1996), T.M.P. Mahadevan (1988), and Advaita Vedanta, (ed) (2001) and many other works.