Sunday, August 15, 2010
A Sulabha Sanskrit, The Easy Sanskrit Online Course is available at http://easysanskrit.chinfo.org. It is a high-tech course with flash-player and presentation driven contents built by Chinmaya International Foundation (CIF). The foundation is the academic front of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide and is Affiliated to Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi and recognised by Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala. The course is designed to be completed between 15-30 months and with the eligibility "an ardent desire and interest to learn Sanskrit." The online course fee is separated as for Residents of SAARC nations: (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Maldives, Bhutan and Afghanistan) and Residents of other nations. The foundation conducts online and postal correspondence courses for Sanskrit and Vedanta. The Sulabha Sanskrit course will allow students to study Sanskrit texts such as Ramayana, Mahabharata and Bhagavad Gita independently. "The study of Sanskrit is indispensable for studying all aspects of Indian Knowledge - Yoga, Vedanta, Ayurveda, Itihasa (History), Purana and so on."
Sunday, August 08, 2010
Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi (Established under the Auspices of the Ministry of Human Resource Development Government Of India) is a premier institution for promoting Sanskrit studies in India and abroad. Among many notable activities, it is hosting 15th World Sanskrit Conference-2012(5th-10th Jan) (पञ्चदशतमं विश्वसंस्कृतसम्मेलनम्-2012, 5 -10 जनवरी). It is also preparing a data bank of Sanskrit Scholars (संस्कृत विदुषां कोशः) which is to be published in a book form and also uploaded on the website. Scholars, professors, and teachers are requested to send their information in a prepared form to [whosanskrit [[at]] gmail.com]. The Sansthan site has downloadable ebooks, scanned books from DLI, list of doctoral dissertations on Sanskrit, audio/video teaching material, newsletters (large files), and e-journals (संस्कृत विमर्श:) with interesting articles. The institution also conducts correspondence course for Sanskrit.