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"Samskrta Pravesika - 2 Interactive" is an intermediate-level course brought to you by the Digital Campus of Madras Sanskrit College. This course is taught to by one of our experienced staff members through interactive online classes. This course covers advanced concepts that take the student to the next higher level in Sanskrit education.
Why learn Sanskrit (Ankurah/ Pravesika / Dakshata) ?
Our ancient religious scriptures like the Vedas, Agamas, Shastras, Puranas, Itihasas etc. and spiritual texts of philosophies are all scripted in Sanskrit. Knowledge of religion can be segmented as learning of scriptures and practice of scriptures. The learning aspect covers understanding Upanishads and Vedic literature. The practice aspect requires mastery of the rules of the Agamas. Both Vedas and Agamas are in Sanskrit. Next, looking at spirituality, a seeker needs to understand philosophical texts. These texts have been developed by our ancient Indian philosophical schools in Sanskrit. For example, the texts of Advaita, Dvaita, Sankhya, Yoga etc. Therefore, for the study of religion and for the pursuit of spirituality it becomes essential to learn Sanskrit. Learning Sanskrit is enabled in a structured manner through the courses we offer. Pravesika 1, 2 and Dakshata 1, 2 & 3 are designed to help a student to start from the very basics and reach a level of high proficiency where he can independently comprehend advanced Sanskrit. These courses facilitate higher learning of Sanskrit language also.
- सन्धिः series (joining of letters /sounds in detail) covering:
- अच् - सन्धिः
- आत्मनेपदि धातवः (लड़् लोट् विधिलिड़् लृट्) लकाराः other than लट् which was covered in Pravesikaa-1
- कर्मणि and भावे प्रयोगः (passive voice)
- क्त , तव्य, अनीयर् प्रत्ययाः (some participles)
- Introduction to poetry literature with some simple नीतिश्लोकाः
- Compound words
- Interrogative words (question words)
1. What is the recommended background for taking part in this course?
Completion of Pravesika-1 or basic Samskrit knowledge is needed.
2. What are the technical requirements for taking part in this course?
Being an on-line course, you need a computer / mobile / tablet device with internet connection that enables you to participate in class and use the learning platform.
3. What is the format of the Course?
The course will be taught by one of our experienced staff members. Students are required to be present with their video 'on' during class. The material for reference during the class will be available in our coursepage. Most of our lessons will also be integrated with quiz questions and worksheets. Upon completion of each lesson and quiz, the student will be able to release the next lesson's worksheets. The course will be available for one year for the student to complete, however if the student wants to finish it early he/she can always do that.
4. Why am I unable to see all lessons in the course?
The lessons, quizzes and worksheets get unlocked progressively for students. The completion criteria for a given lesson is passing the quiz of that lesson. Same applies to opening the worskheets too. Most of our lessons are integrated with quiz questions and worksheets. If the lesson does not have a quiz, then completion will get linked to the previous lesson's quiz. Upon completion of each lesson and quiz, the student will be able to release the next lesson and its worksheets.
5. Any suggested reading required?
Revision of Pravesika-1 lessons would be of help.
6. Do I need to take all the modules / do I need to attend all the live sessions?
Yes. Course completion calls for covering the entire syllabus prescribed. Weightage will be 30% for class participation (including 20% for quizzes and 10% for regular timely attendance ) 70% marks needed to get the certificate. Even if you miss a class, we recommend that you catch-up with the recordings of the live sessions which will be available in the coursepage.
7. Can I join late, (i.e.) after the program has started?
No. You cannot join late. The registration will be closed a day before the course start date. You can always join the next batch.
8. Should I attempt all the quizzes?
As you know, to learn a language, one needs to not only learn well, but also be able to appreciate the nuances of the language, which is based on recalling what is learned. Quizzes help one recall the learned aspects and revise well. Needless to say that the more quizzes one attempts, the preparation would be better. Also progress to the next lesson will be allowed only on passing the quiz.
9. What are Worksheets and where can I find them?
Worksheets are exercises for you to download and use to practice the lesson you are being taught. They can be found below the lesson deck. You can download them for your use. The worksheets need not be sent to us. You can complete the worksheets and verify the answers with the solved worksheets under the 'More Resources' tab.
10. How long is my course valid?
The course is valid for one year from the date of your joining the course. Within that period you are expected to complete studying the lessons and take the final exam also. After one year, the interactive course expires and if you wish to reactivate it, you will be provided access to the self-paced course for a nominal fee, for a period of 6 months. You should complete the course at least within that extended period. On completing the course you will be moved to a learning circle where you can enjoy lifelong access to the lessons and worksheets.
11. How do I get my doubts clarified?
Questions and doubts will be handled by the teacher during the live-class sessions.
12. What do I receive at the end of the course and what is the criteria to get it?
After the completion of the course, there is a final exam. If you pass it, you will have successfully completed the course and will get a certificate from Madras Sanskrit College. The certificate will be emailed to you as a soft copy and you may print it, if need be.
13. How do I take my final exam? Do I need to come in person to the college to write it?
You can take your final exam online from your home or wherever you take your courses. There is no need to come to the college.
14. What is the exam model?
The exam is an online quiz similar to the lesson quizzes. There will be only MCQs in the exam. You need not write or type anything. Further instructions about the exam can be read from the coursepage on completing all the modules.
15. I didn't do well in the quiz in my first attempt. Can I take it again?
You can take the quiz as many times as you want. The best result among your attempts will be considered for the assessment.
16. Is there any age limit to take the course?
There is no age limit to take the course.
17. How do I ensure hassle-free online learning?
For hassle-free online learning experience remember to clear cache in your computer/phone/tablet devices. Keeping the device clean averts errors during its online usage. We recommend Google Chrome or Micrsoft Edge for this program for good learning experience. In both the browsers the cache can be cleaned by opening 'Settings' and searching for 'Clear browsing data'.
18. What is the difference between Interactive and Self-paced versions of Pravesika?
In interactive version you have live sessions where a teacher will login (twice a week) and teach the concepts. In the self-paced version, you have recorded videos which can be accessesd anytime by logging in.