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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. These two lower and higher courses are also known as
the first year and second year introductory courses consisting of 21
and 20 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.
PROGRAMME AND PROCEDURE
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. 50/- (Rupees fifty only) and
$20.00 (Twenty U. S. Dollars) respectively. The fee can be remitted
in cash or by demand draft in favour of “Vice - Chancellor, 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 :
Grammar 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.
Under the scheme of Teaching and
Learning of Indian languages, Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan was
entrusted with the work of preparing the Audio Cassettes, Audio Cd's
and VCD's for
teaching and learning of Sanskrit
through Audio Cassettes
A set of 10 Audio Cassettes consisting of 40 programmes each of 15
through Audio Cd's
Language Teaching through VCD's
An audio MP3 Cd consisting of 40 programmes each of 15
1. An album of 20 VCD's consisting of 1- 40 lessons.
2. An album of 20 VCD's consisting of 41- 80 lessons.
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