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Course Detail

Course Name Introduction to Sanskrit Language and Literature
Course Code 19HUM237
Program B. Tech. in Computer and Communication Engineering
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Sanskrit Language – Vakya Vyavahara – Introduction to Sanskrit language – Devanagari script and Sanskrit alphabet – Vowels and Consonants – Pronunciation – Classification of Consonants – Samyukthakshara Words – Nouns and Verbs – Cases – Introduction to Numbers and Time – Verbs: Singular, Dual and Plural – SarvaNamas: First Person, Second Person, Third Person – Tenses: Past, Present and Future -Words for Communication – Selected Slokas – MoralStories – Subhashithas – Riddles.

Unit 2

Language Studies – Role of Sanskrit in Indian & World Languages.

Unit 3

Introduction to Sanskrit Classical Literature – KavyaTradition – Drama Tradition – Stotra Tradition – Panchatantra Stories.

Unit 4

Introduction to Sanskrit Technical Literature – Astronomy – Physics – Chemistry – Botany – Engineering – Aeronautics – Ayurveda – Mathematics – Medicine – Architecture – Tradition of Indian Art – Administration – Agriculture.

Unit 5

Indology Studies – Perspectives and Innovations.



To familiarize students with the Sanskrit language; to introduce students to various knowledge traditions in Sanskrit; to help students appreciate and imbibe India’s ancient culture and values.

Textbook / References

Textbook / References

  • Vakya Vyavahara- Prof. Vempaty Kutumba Sastri, Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi
  • The Wonder that is Sanskrit – Dr.Sampadananda Mishra, New Delhi
  • Science in Sanskrit – Samskritha Bharathi, New Delhi

Evaluation Pattern

Assessment Internal External
Periodical 1 (P1) 15
Periodical 2 (P2) 15
*Continuous Assessment (CA) 20
End Semester 50
*CA – Can be Quizzes, Assignment, Projects, and Reports.

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