Programs

 

Diploma

 

Certificate

 

Overview:

The main objective of this diploma program is to lead students further into the depths of Sanskrit language and to give them the taste of joy in the works of great poets. This course will focus on the three sections of literature i.e., poetry, prose and drama. They will be encouraged to converse in Sanskrit.  This would greatly multiply their cognition and sensitivities. The sophistication in Sanskrit grammar leaves the student overawed and thirsting for more. More study of Sanskrit only leads to more connection and integration with society.

Duration: One year (spread over 2 semesters)
Required Units: 15 credit units
Required Courses: Total of 5 courses (4 core mandatory and 1 elective)

Admission Prerequisites:

  • A high school diploma or GED is required
  • Certificate in Sanskrit Language from UofSA or,

A score of 75% or above in the Assessment Examination for Diploma Course conducted by UofSA.

Core Courses for Diploma program:

DSL 301: Mēghaduta of Kālidasa – 3 Texts – 3 credit units.

DSL 302: Introduction to Bāṇa and Bhavabhūti – 3 credit units

DSL 303: Introduction to Māgha – 3 credit units

DSL 304: Introduction to Thrivikramabhatta and Playwright Kālidasa -3 credit units

Electives:

DSL 401: Introduction to Poetics of Sanskrit – 3 credit units

DSL 402: Introduction to Sanskrit Grammar – 3 credit units

Evaluation:

A student enrolled in the diploma program is evaluated using the following methods/metrics:

Final exam at the end of each course

Mid Term exam at the mid point of the course

Students have to complete the mid term in each course before taking the final exam

Assignments: Students have to complete assignments in each course before taking the course exam

Quizzes: Students have to complete quizzes in each course before taking the course exam

Students will be awarded a Diploma in Sanskrit on the successful completion of all the required courses, with an overall combined GPA of 3.0, based on the evaluation weightages across the various methods/metrics.

Tuition Fees:

$5,400 to complete all the 15 credit units in the Diploma program.

Course Outline:

Courses:

Course Code Course Name Credit Units
DSL 301 Mēghaduta of Kālidasa 3 Units
DSL 302 Introduction to Bāṇa and Bhavabhūti 3 Units
DSL 303 Introduction to Māgha 3 Units
DSL 304 Thrivikramabhatta and Playwright Kālidasa 3 Units

Electives:

Course Code Course Name Credit Units
DSL 401 Introduction to Poetics of Sanskrit 3 Units
DSL 402 Introduction to Sanskrit Grammar 3 Units

 

 

 

 

Overview:

The main objective of this Certificate Program is to lead students through the learning of Sanskrit, the ancient language of the world. This course builds on the fundamental elements of the language covered in the Prerequisite Course. Some of them are declensions and conjugations along with selections from treatises of esteemed poets to create basic knowledge of the Sanskrit language. The program is designed keeping in view the phenomenal advantages of learning Sanskrit. Of these are included the increase in cognitive skills and analysis. Aesthetics is of course at the core of Sanskrit language to arouse the sentient side of the student.

Duration: 2 semesters
Required Units: 9 credit units
Required Courses: Total of 3 courses (2 core mandatory and 1 elective).

Admission Prerequisites:

A high school diploma or GED is required

A score of 75% or above in the Assessment Examination for Certificate Course conducted by UofSA.

Core Courses:

CSL 101: Elementary Grammar – I and Introduction to Kalidasa and Narayana – 3 credit units.

CSL 102: Elementary Grammar – II and Introduction to Bharavi and Daṇḍin – 3 credit units

Elective courses:

CSL 201: Introduction to Bhasa- 3 credit units

CSL 202: Introduction to Harshadeva – 3 credit units

EVALUATION:

Students have to complete 2 assignments in each course before taking the course exam

Course Exam:Some courses will have a written exam and a practical performance demonstration at the end of each course.

Assignments:Students have to complete assignments in each course before taking the course exam

Quizzes:Students have to complete quizzes in each course before taking the course exam

Students will be awarded a Certificate in Sanskrit on the successful completion of all the required courses, with an overall combined GPA of 2.0, based on the evaluation weightages across the various methods/metrics.

TUITION FEES:

$2,700 to complete all the 9 credit units in the Certificate program.

Course Outline:

Core Subject:

Course Code Course Name Credits Units
CSL 101 Elementary Grammar – I and Introduction to Kalidasa and Narayana 3 Units
CSL 102 Elementary Grammar – II and Introduction to Bharavi and Daṇḍin 3 Units

Electives:

Course Code Course Name Credit Units
CSL 201 Introduction to Bhasa 3 Units
CSL 202 Introduction to Harshadeva 3 Units