Course Objectives: The main objective of this bridge program is to initiate students into Sanskrit, the ancient language of wisdom. This course covers fundamental elements of the language such as declensions of some primary Nouns and Conjugations of Verbs along with selections from treatises of great poets with a view to interest the beginners and encourage them to go for the knowledge contained in Sanskrit.
The study of basic grammar will help the students understand and appreciate the original texts of bhartṛhari, kālidāsa and pañcatantra
The study of declensions will enable the students understand
the changes in Noun forms in various endings and genders.
The study of combinations will help the students understand the changes he study of conjugations will help the students understand
the changes a Verb undergoes in various tenses, persons and numbers.
a Vowel undergoes in combination with other Vowels.
The contents of the course include the basics of grammar, namely the declensions, conjugations and combinations. Also included is the poetry and prose.
Bhartṛhari’s Nītiśataka & Kālidāsa’s Raghuvaṃśa form the poetic element while Viṣṇuśarmā’s Pañcatantram forms the prose element.
Learning outcome: The students would have a strong foundation of Sanskrit basic grammar to learn and appreciate the beauty of the language and would benefit from its rich wisdom. It is hoped that they would be ready to take on the Certificate course with confidence.
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