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The Mira and Ajay Shingal Center for Dharma Studies (CDS)

The GTU’s Mira and Ajay Shingal Center for Dharma Studies (CDS) represents the leading edge in interdisciplinary and interfaith academic programs of the Hindu world. Highlighting theology, ethics, spiritual paths, world engagement, and the in-depth study of ancient, classical, and contemporary Hindu texts, thought, and practice, the CDS offers the vast richness of the Hindu world to scholars and students of these and other traditions.

Degree Programs

Learn more about the degrees and certificate programs offered by the CDS.

People at CDS

Meet the faculty, staff, students and alumni that make up the CDS.


Find out about scholarships available for students studying at the CDS.

Faiths in Conversation: Hinduism & Justice | Dr. Rita Sherma & Dr. Jonathan Wyn Schofer

This Faiths in Conversation series webinar on "Hinduism & Justice" features a conversation between CDS Director Dr. Rita D. Sherma and UT-Austin Associate Professor of Religious Studies Dr. Jonathan Wyn Schofer.

Online Event