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Sanskrit Elementary Course

3 terms, 10 weeks per term, 2 hours per week. Each term classes are subject to quorum requirements.

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Mode of Attendance: Part-time

This course is intended for those who have taken and completed Sanskrit Beginners. It aims to continue with the study of grammar and translation building on the skills acquired at the Beginners level. Students commence their study of Sanskrit literature by tackling graded readings and selected texts from the epics (Mahābhārata or Rāmāyaṇa). 


Student are expected to be familiar with the devanāgarī script and with the basic concepts of Sanskrit grammar. There will be regular practice in reading and pronunciation of Sanskrit. Class size is normally limited to fifteen to allow intensive practice.

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