Prem Saran Satsangi

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Prem Saran Satsangi (Radhasoami Satsang Dayalbagh)
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Prem Saran Satsangi
Born (1937-03-09) 9 March 1937 (age 82)
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
Alma mater
Known for
  • Systems Modelling
  • Applied Systems Research
  • Eastern Philosophy in the Spiritual Traditions
  • Radhasoami Faith
  • National Systems Award 1977
  • Jacob Gold Medal (1987)
  • Life Time Achievement Award from IIT Roorkee 2008
  • Distinguished Service Award from IIT Delhi 2011
Scientific career
FieldsConsciousness, Quantum Theory, Systems Engineering
ThesisA physical systems theory modelling frame work generalized for large scale economic system. (1968)
Doctoral advisorDr. Jack B. Ellis

Prem Saran Satsangi is the eighth and current Sant Satguru[1] of Radhasoami Faith, Dayalbagh.[2] He holds the Emeritus Chair from the East of the Integrated East-West Forum at The Science of Consciousness Conferences since 2012.[3] He is the chairman of Advisory Committee on Education, Dayalbagh Educational Institute.[4]


He was born on the campus of Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi on the day of Indian festival of Holi on 9 March 1937, to Krishna Kumar, a Professor of Botany at Agriculture College, Banaras Hindu University and Bhakt Saheli.

Education and early career[edit]

He studied electrical engineering at the Banaras Hindu University and then studied for a B.Sc. in electrical engineering in the Banaras Hindu College and graduated in 1957 before taking a teaching job as temporary lecturer, where he served for six years.

In 1960 he accepted a scholarship at Michigan State University where he received his M.S. in Electrical engineering in 1961. The USAID extended his fellowship for Ph.D., but Satsangi declined the offer and returned to India in July 1961. He got an appointment as Reader in Electrical Engineering at MBM Engineering College and was appointed to the faculty in 1964.

He, thereafter joined the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in 1964,.[5] In the initial years, he taught basic network theory (analysis and synthesis), control theory and electric traction courses. He served as Assistant Professor for 8 years, Associate Professor in 1972 and Professor of Electrical engineering in 1973.

He was selected for a Canadian Commonwealth Research Fellowship award. He secured admission as a doctoral candidate at the University of Waterloo with research supervisor Jack B. Ellis in the research field of socio-economic systems.[6]

In the summer of 1970, he went to the University of Waterloo as a post doctoral fellow for three months for joint research assignment with the Department of Systems design engineering and Man-environment studies. During the period, he completed his Ph.D. dissertation in the form of relevant papers. He also attended a short summer course at MIT on transport systems.[7]

Dayalbagh (1993–present)[edit]

He left IIT Delhi in May 1993 to join the Dayalbagh Educational Institute as its director. During the 1990s, he was involved in education and research in intelligent systems engineering applications to large and complex systems by invoking soft computing techniques and published several papers and produced a number of doctoral theses.

He held the office of Director of Dayalbagh Educational Institute for almost nine years. His primary duties involved academic administration, although he continued participating in systems science research and practice.[8]

He is involved in the research of systemic education and experiences related to material, energy, information, mind, intellect, emotion and the science of spiritual consciousness transcending the one in ancient India and the recent advances in neurophysiology and cognitive psychology.[9][10]


He was initiated into Radhasoami Faith on 13 February 1958. He became the member of Radhasoami Satsang Sabha in 1993. In May 2003, Satsangi was unanimously acclaimed as the 8th Revered Leader of the Radhasoami Faith. Under his guidance, Radhasoami Satsang Sabha, inititated the Murar Declaration [11] on 13 June 2010, for forging unity among different Radhasoami communities.

He believes that the theory of spiritual systems is fully consistent with the latest theory of everything of the Physical Universe.[12]


Satsangi married on 11 November 1958 (Deepavali) to P.Bn. Satyavati and they had 2 daughters, Prem Pyari and Dayal Pyari, who are both married.

Research papers[edit]

Satsangi has published 90 research papers and has attended several national and international conferences. His major contributions are in the field of Applied systems engineering including socio-economic systems such as transportation and energy systems.[13]


  1. ^ Official website of Radhasoami Satsang Sabha, Dayalbagh
  2. ^ Juergensmeyer, Mark (1995). Radhasoami Reality: The Logic of a Modern Faith. Princeton University Press. ISBN 9780691010922.
  3. ^ (22-23)
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  5. ^ Past HOD's of IIT, Delhi
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  7. ^ Satsangi, Prem Saran (2006). "Systems movement:Autobiographical Retrospectives". International Journal of General Systems. 35 (2): 127–167. doi:10.1080/03081070500422869.
  8. ^ "Home".
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  10. ^ A Search In Secret India ISBN 1614272891
  11. ^ Murar Declaration as cited on the official webpage of Radhasoami Satsang Sabha, Dayalbagh
  12. ^ "Special Talks".
  13. ^