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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, Vedānta, Yoga, Āyurveda, and Śāstras 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, Upaniṣads, Rāmāyaṇa, Mahābhārata, Purāṇas and the Prasthāna 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 bypassing 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 – Vedanta (Basic)

(SAN8107) - The Vedic body of knowledge provides scope for different interpretations even when connected with the same objectives. Particularly,
ayurveda

Applied Vedic Science – Basic (Āyurveda)

(SAN8105) - The wellbeing of the individual and society in the Vedic vision of the universe included both material and
jyotish

Applied Vedic Science – Basic (Jyotiṣa)

(SAN8106) - The Vedic knowledge systems of the Hindu traditions were supported by auxiliary systems called Vedāṅgas in understanding the
universe

Applied Vedic Science – Advanced (Jyotisha)

(SAN9106) - Jyotiṣa (loosely translated as astrology/astronomy), described as the eyes of the Vedas, uses mathematical calculations as tools for
values

Applied Vedic Science – Advanced (Yoga)

(SAN9104) - The wellbeing of the individual and society in the Vedic vision of the universe included both material and
Sāhitya - IV

Sāhitya – IV

(SAN8103) - This course explores the features of prose and campū literature in Sanskrit and provides an illustration of each
Sāhitya - III

Sāhitya – III

SAN7103 - In the Hindu literary tradition, literary compositions inculcate awareness and sensibility of Dharma in the minds of both
Sāhitya - Padya

Sāhitya – Padya

(SAN6103) - In the Hindu literary tradition, literary compositions inculcate awareness and sensibility of Dharma in the minds of both
Sāhitya Landscape

Sāhitya Landscape

SAN5103 - In the Hindu literary tradition, literary compositions inculcate awareness and sensibility of Dharma in the minds of both
grammar

Vyākaraṇa – IV

(SAN8102) - Pāṇini’s Aṣṭādhyāyī is a monumental work in the sūtra format (short aphorisms) that establishes the grammar for classical
Vyākaraṇa – III

Vyākaraṇa – III

(SAN7102) - Pāṇini’s Aṣṭādhyāyī is a monumental work in the sūtra format (short aphorisms) that establishes the grammar for classical
Vyākaraṇa – II

Vyākaraṇa – II

(SAN6102) - The course involves the study of sections of the Laghu-siddhānta-kaumudī pertaining to the technical terms, rules of interpretation
Vyākaraṇa – I

Vyākaraṇa – I

SAN 5102 - Pāṇini’s Aṣṭādhyāyī is a monumental work in the sūtra format (short aphorisms) that establishes the grammar for
Vedas

The Vedas (Atharva)

(SAN8101) - Vedic texts constitute the foundation of the worldview and way of life that informs Hindu life and culture.
vedas

The Vedas (Yajus-Sāma)

(SAN7101) -Vedic texts constitute the foundation of the worldview and way of life that informs Hindu life and culture. Like
holistic yoga

Applied Vedic Sciences Basic (Yoga)

(SAN8104) - This course introduces the categories of Yoga with their respective definitions, based on the Yogasūtras of Patañjali along
sanskrit text

Mīmāṁsā Advanced

(SAN7105) - Epistemology is an important subject of study across several śāstras in the Indic knowledge tradition, in both Vedic
Nyāya-vaiśeṣika Advanced

Nyāya-vaiśeṣika Advanced

(SAN7104) - The key features of the Navya-nyāya system of thought as it evolved in time to become the main
Vedas

The Vedas (Ṛgveda)

(SAN6101) - The course provides an overview of the features, structure, and contents of the Ṛgveda as well as provides
Team project

Term Project – Sanskrit Studies

(MAM401) - At the end of 36 Credit-hours of course work, students will have an adequate introduction to the subjects
Mīmāṁsā Basic

Mīmāṁsā Basic

(SAN6105) - In the Hindu knowledge traditions, the science of interpreting various Vedic injunctions and aphorisms, and methods of reconciling
Nyāya-Vaiśeṣika Basic

Nyāya-Vaiśeṣika Basic

(SAN6104) - Two distinct systems of classification of world phenomena, i.e. ontologies have emerged from the Vedic thought called Nyāya
Vedic Science Foundations

Vedic Science Foundations

SAN5104 - India has its own highly systematized method of scientific discourse that is followed in all scientific texts, called
Introduction to Vedas

Introduction to Vedas

SAN5101 - Vedic texts constitute the foundation of the worldview and way of life that informs Hindu life and culture.
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