Rajesh Parasuraman (Year: 2000)

M.Tech, Biomedical Engineering. I.I.T, Mumbai, India
M.B.B.S, Nagpur Medical College, India
M.S. Consciousness Studies, Bhaktivedanta Institute, Mumbai & BITS, Pilani, India 

Research Interests:

Attention, Perception, Matter & Quantum Physics, Mind-Body Medicine, Indian philosophy.
M.S. Dissertation Title: "Attention - A Review"
Guide: P.V.Rayudu.

Personal statement:

I live in Mumbai and work as a day scholar in Bhaktivedanta Institute. After a few years of professional life, I got enrolled for a PhD in Biomedical Engineering, at I.I.T, but an interest in Consciousness brought me here. Consciousness Studies is the emerging new discipline. I am interested in all major consciousness related subjects like Neuroscience, Mind-body medicine and Quantum Physics. Consciousness Studies has expanded the horizons of science and in the process has 'redefined' science and I consider myself fortunate to be a part of this major scientific revolution. The Bhaktivedanta Institute provided me with a unique opportunity to study diverse subjects like Artificial Intelligence, Neuroscience, Physics, Western and Indian Philosophy, Mind-Body Medicine, Psychology, all under one roof.
My thesis area is a defined aspect of Consciousness, namely, Attention - and its analysis from the perspective of Psychology, Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering and Quantum Physics. The Institute library has a very good collection of books and the best experience here has been the intellectually stimulating formal and informal discussions with people from varied areas of research interest.