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Graduate Diploma in Sanskrit (Levels-I and II)

The Graduate Diploma in Sanskrit Studies (also called a Master’s Certificate) features immersive study of the Sanskrit language in Sanskrit medium, starting from basic familiarity, moving towards proficiency and takes the students deep into the world of mastery of Sanskrit. It enables the student in transitioning from being a Sanskrit enthusiast to a genuine scholar who can access and engage rigorously with the varied knowledge-systems rooted in Hindu thought, including the literary, spiritual and scientific literature embedded in the Sanskrit language.

Underscoring the importance of Sanskrit for the study of the source texts of the Vedas, Vedanta, Yoga, Ayurveda, and Shastras in general, these Graduate Diploma Certificates focus on practice-oriented study, providing direct, unmediated access to these source-texts without having to rely on translations. It prepares the students to explore ancient and classical texts such as the Vedas, Upanishads, Ramayana, Mahabharata, Puranas and the Prasthana Traya with a commitment and concern for the wellbeing and future of humanity.

Each Graduate Diplomas is earned by taking 12 courses i.e. approximately 36 quarter credit-hours in the Sanskrit area of studies including a combination of mandatory and optional elective courses. Thes graduate diplomas target a level of academic accomplishment in between a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degrees.

  • Eligible candidates must have completed a Bachelor’s Degree and must demonstrate adequate proficiency in Sanskrit by passing the Sanskrit Language Proficiency Test.
  • Some course credits taken as part of continuing education or previously earned certificates may be transferred into a diploma program
  • Some Diploma course credits may be transferable towards a Graduate Degree program such as a Master’s or a Doctoral Program.
  • At the completion of Diploma Certificate I, Students will have the option to finish their studies or proceed to take on Diploma Certificate II
vedanta

Applied Vedic Science – Basic (Vedanta)

The Vedic body of knowledge provides scope for different interpretations even when connected with the same objectives. Particularly, the last
ayurveda

Applied Vedic Science – Basic (Āyurveda)

The wellbeing of the individual and society in the Vedic vision of the universe included both material and spiritual wellbeing.
jyotish

Applied Vedic Science – Basic (Jyotiṣa)

The Vedic knowledge systems of the Hindu traditions were supported by auxiliary systems called Vedāṅgas in understanding the form, structure,
universe

Applied Vedic Science – Advanced (Jyotisha)

Jyotiṣa (loosely translated as astrology/astronomy), described as the eyes of the Vedas, uses mathematical calculations as tools for comprehending the
values

Applied Vedic Science – Advanced (Yoga)

The wellbeing of the individual and society in the Vedic vision of the universe included both material and spiritual wellbeing.
Sāhitya - IV

Sāhitya – IV

In the Hindu literary tradition, literary compositions inculcate awareness and sensibility of Dharma in the minds of both the commoner
Sāhitya - III

Sāhitya – III

In the Hindu literary tradition, literary compositions inculcate awareness and sensibility of Dharma in the minds of both the commoner
Sāhitya - II

Sāhitya – II

In the Hindu literary tradition, literary compositions inculcate awareness and sensibility of Dharma in the minds of both the commoner
Sāhitya - I

Sāhitya – I

In the Hindu literary tradition, literary compositions inculcate awareness and sensibility of Dharma in the minds of both the commoner
grammar

Vyākaraṇa – IV

Pāṇini’s Aṣṭādhyāyī is a monumental work in the sūtra format (short aphorisms) that establishes the grammar for classical Sanskrit as
Vyākaraṇa – III

Vyākaraṇa – III

Pāṇini’s Aṣṭādhyāyī is a monumental work in the sūtra format (short aphorisms) that establishes the grammar for classical Sanskrit as
Vyākaraṇa – II

Vyākaraṇa – II

Pāṇini’s Aṣṭādhyāyī is a monumental work in the sūtra format (short aphorisms) that establishes the grammar for classical Sanskrit as
Vyākaraṇa – I

Vyākaraṇa – I

Pāṇini’s Aṣṭādhyāyī is a monumental work in the sūtra format (short aphorisms) that establishes the grammar for classical Sanskrit as
Vedas

The Vedas (Atharva)

Vedic texts constitute the foundation of the worldview and way of life that informs Hindu life and culture. Like the
vedas

The Vedas (Yajus-Sāma)

Vedic texts constitute the foundation of the worldview and way of life that informs Hindu life and culture. Like the
Woman doing yoga in Vishnu temple in Hampi, India

Applied Vedic Sciences Basic (Yoga)

The wellbeing of the individual and society in the Vedic vision of the universe included both material and spiritual wellbeing.
sanskrit text

Mīmāṁsā Advanced

Epistemology is an important subject of study across several śāstras in the Indic knowledge tradition, in both Vedic and non-Vedic
Nyāya-vaiśeṣika Advanced

Nyāya-vaiśeṣika Advanced

The key features of the Navya-nyāya system of thought as it evolved in time to become the main pramāṇa-śāstra (loosely
Vedas

The Vedas (Ṛgveda)

Vedic texts constitute the foundation of the worldview and way of life that informs Hindu life and culture. The Ṛgveda
Team project

Term Project – Sanskrit Studies

At the end of 36 Credit-hours of course work, students will have an adequate introduction to the subjects of study
Mīmāṁsā Basic

Mīmāṁsā Basic

In the Hindu knowledge traditions, the science of interpreting various Vedic injunctions and aphorisms, and methods of reconciling apparently conflicting
Nyāya-Vaiśeṣika Basic

Nyāya-Vaiśeṣika Basic

Two distinct systems of classification of world phenomena, i.e. ontologies have emerged from the Vedic thought called Nyāya and Vaiśeṣika.
Vedic Science Foundations

Vedic Science Foundations

India has its own highly systematized method of scientific discourse that is followed in all scientific texts, called śāstras. Every
Introduction to Vedas

Introduction to Vedas

Vedic texts constitute the foundation of the worldview and way of life that informs Hindu life and culture. The vast
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