About Us

The vision of International Center for Cultural Studies USA Inc. (ICCS) is “a world where communities, culture and nature are sustained in a manner that leads to universal wellbeing”.
The mission of ICCS is “to facilitate the revitalization of diverse ancient traditions and cultures of the world by fostering a forum for learning, understanding, and networking”

ICCS USA strives for a world where ancient indigenous cultural heritage and traditions are valued for their intrinsic wisdom to strengthen communities and enrich lives. To improve the effectiveness and capacity of such traditions and cultures to benefit society, ICCS engages in advocacy, networking and research. To support its vision and mission, ICCS provides vital and innovative scholarship and training to young people, and conducts research in ancient traditions across the world. ICCS endeavors to work across disciplinary boundaries and regional specializations. The Centre keeps active contact with scholars of ancient traditions in the US and other parts of the world, seeking inspiration for new directions in ancient traditions and studies. The Centre is committed to establishing new avenues of enquiry through critical examination of existing scholarly and institutional approaches to ancient cultures.

Qualified and experienced faculty are associated with the Centre and help with research in the fields of ancient and modern history, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, religion, archaeology, language, literature, fine arts, sciences and related fields.

Research Activities
1. Preparing exhaustive bibliography of different cultures.
2. Translating important texts of different cultures.
3. Comparative studies of different cultures regarding their Philosophy, Religion, Society, Literature, History, Music and Fine Arts.
4. Arranging guest lectures, seminars, informal discussions, etc.
5. Publication of research journals.

ICCS’s achievements in past 15 years (link)

Head Office Location
1146 Carolina Ave
West Chester, PA 19380

ICCS USA’s Board of Directors

Chair of the Board: Ms. Neelu Kalla, Pennsylvania, USA
President: Dr. Shekhar Patel, New York, USA
Executive Vice President: Mr. Arvind Dubey, New York USA
Vice President, Fundraising and Communications: Mr. Shyam Byra, Arizona, USA
Vice President, Accounting: Mr. Devendar Inamdar, New York, USA
Vice President, Institutional Outreach: Dr. Kiran Patil, Pennsylvania, USA
Vice President, Events, Arts and Culture: Mr. Praveen Kumar Veldanda, California, USA
Vice President, Organization Development: Mr Aniket Pingley
Vice President, Health & Wellness Outreach: Dr. Savita Manglik, New York, USA

Advisory Council
Dr. Yashwant Pathak (Founder), Florida, USA
Dr. Radhey Shyam Dwivedi (Ex-President), Maryland, USA
Mr. Shyam Parande (Coordinator, Sewa International), New Delhi, India
Mr. Saumitra Gokhale (International Coordinator, HSS), Chicago, USA
Mr. Shyam Byra, Arizona, USA
Mr. Praveen Kumar Veldanda

Executive Committee
Ms. Neelu Kalla, Pennsylvania, USA
Dr. Shekhar Patel, New York, USA
Mr. Arvind Dubey, New York USA
Mr. Devendar Inamdar, New York, USA
Dr. Kiran Patil, Pennsylvania, USA

Finance Committee
Mr. Devendar Inamdar, New York, USA
Dr. Savita Manglik
Ms. Neelu Kalla

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