अस्मिन् वेदान्तदक्षताख्ये पाठ्यक्रमे सदानन्दाचार्यविरचितः वेदान्तसारः, भगवद्गीतायाः प्रथमद्वितीयाध्यायौ, तोटकाचार्यविरचितं तोटकाष्टकं, शङ्करभगवत्पादविरचितं दक्षिणामूर्त्यष्टकञ्चेति एते ग्रन्थाः पाठिताः वर्तन्ते। पूर्वयोग्यता
पाठ्यक्रमे स्थितानां पाठानां स्पष्टावगमार्थं संस्कृतभाषाज्ञानं, काव्यादिपरिचयः (अथ वा संस्कृतदक्षता प्रथमद्वितीयभागयोः उत्तीर्णता) सामान्यरीत्या तर्कसङ्ग्रहज्ञानं, भाषान्तरे वेदान्तश्रवणाभ्यासः च अपेक्षितः।
1. What is the recommended background for taking part in this course?
To join Vedanta Dakshata one must be able to understand something that is taught in Sanskrit. One must have studied sanskrit kavyams enough to do anvayas. One must have attended few vedanta discourses in any language they can understand. (Preferably should have studied Pravesika-1, Pravesika-2, Dakshata-1 and Dakshata-2 courses conducted by The Madras Sanskrit College.)
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 watch the video lectures, and to upload your assignments which will be reports or power point presentations, if applicable.
3. How many lessons / how many hours of videos are there in this course?
The course Vedanta Dakshata has 40+ lessons (20 hours approx.) covering 4 texts as follows:- (i) Vedanta Sara of Sadanandacharya taught by Dr. K.S. Maheswaran (ii) 1st & 2nd Adhyayas of Bhagavadgeetha taught by Sri P.R.Vasudevan (iii) Dakshinamurthy Ashtakam of Adi Shankaracharya taughtby Dr. Mani Dravid (iv) Thotakashtakam of Thotakacharya taught by Dr. Mani Dravid (all the texts are taught in sanskrit medium only).
4. If the classes are not live and I have to learn listening to the recording, what should I do if I have any doubts?
For your better understanding, we have given an option called “Ask An Expert” in our Learning Platform. Students can post their question and get their doubts cleared.
5. Do I need to take all the modules?
Yes. Course completion calls for covering the entire syllabus prescribed.
6. What should I do if I am having any technical issues?
Student can use the Ask An Expert forum to post their technical issue also. We will fix the issue and post an answer or instruct you to fix it if the issue is to be fixed from your side.
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. Is there any post - lesson quiz or worksheets like Praveshika courses?
9. 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'.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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. Results will be emailed and your certificate can be downloaded from our website. As the exam will be in the same model as the lesson quizzes, practising the quizzes after studying the lessons will be effective exam preparation.
13. What are the different methods by which I can pay for my course?
Credit and debit cards are acceptable modes of payment. Alternatively, you can use internet banking through PayTM if you are an Indian resident or through Paypal if you are paying from any country outside India.
14. 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. However, in some courses there may not be a final exam, in which case you will have to complete all the lessons and quizzes within one year.