With a view to impart the simplified introductory course in Sanskrit through Correspondence for the learners of the country and the overseas, the Sansthan started an English medium course of twenty lessons in 1973. In the year 1974, the introductory course in Hindi medium was also introduced. In order to make it more fruitful, a higher introductory course of one year duration in English and Hindi medium comprising twenty lessons was incepted in 1978. On the advice of the linguists and scholars, revision in the lessons was made from time to time and In present these two lower and higher courses are also known as the first year and second year introductory courses consisting of 11 and 14 lessons respectively.
In brief, the introductory courses cover all the important items of Sanskrit language and grammar, highlighting the general rules and ignoring most of the unusual exceptions, the items of grammar based on the actual requirements of the texts supplied in the lessons. The grammar is further supplemented by the grammatical notes which follow the text.
Besides these courses, the Sansthan is going to introduce an advanced course of two years duration named “Sanskrit Prabodha” spread in forty lessons in Hindi and English. This course is based on the essentials of Vedic and Sanskrit literature, Epics, Indian Philosophy and Sanskrit Grammar.
The session of the courses starts in January and ends in October every year. Advertisement for admission to these courses is given in different national and regional newspaper. Generally, duration of admission is 1st November to 31st December every year. However, the Vice- Chancellor may allow admission to the courses beyond this period also as special case.
The learners residing in India and abroad have to pay a nominal fee of Rs. 250/- (Rupees Two fifty only) and $50.00 (Fifty U. S. Dollars) respectively. The fee can be remitted in cash or by demand draft in favour of “The Registrar", Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi. Admission forms and other information relating to the courses can be had from the Asst. Director(CC).
According to the plan of the course, a candidate having good knowledge of Hindi or English is eligible for admission to first year course. For admission to the second year course a candidate should have completed the first year introductory course or should have elementary knowledge of Sanskrit language. On successfully completion of the second year introductory course, a certificate is awarded to the candidates.
Every month, two lessons of the respective courses are sent to the learners by post. Each lessons of these courses is divided into the following sections :
The learners have to learn the lessons and return the completed response sheet to the Asst. Director(CC) for evaluation and gradation. Thereafter, the response sheets are sent back to the learners. No separate examination is conducted for award of certificates. The certificates are awarded on the basis of grade marks.
here to download the Form for Correspondence Course in English and Hindi