Published: Publication date – 23:44, Thu – 29 September 22
Sangareddy: Under the leadership of Central Sanskrit University (CSU), New Delhi, a Non-Formal Sanskrit Education Center (NFSE) is being established at Indian Institute of Technology-Hyderabad (IIT-H).
The center hosts an introductory Sanskrit course on the IIT-H campus, and everyone (students, teachers, staff, teachers’ families/staff and even people outside of IIT-H) were allowed to participate. The course is called the Prathama-Diksha by CSU and is the prerequisite for the Dwitiya-Diksha, a diploma course.
The course is scheduled to commence in October and classes will be conducted on the IIT-H campus based on participants’ convenience; Interested parties are requested to fill in this form:
Director, IIT-H Prof BS Murty shares the vision behind the course and said that the institute, with its rapid growth in quality research and education, has become one of the top 10 technical institutes in India in the QS-2023 World Rankings.
The IIT-H has established an Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS) cell under the auspices of the Department of Heritage Science and Technology to foster an awareness of the traditional IKS (shastras) in the IIT-H community, he said, adding that the main focus of IKS at IIT-H was discovering the knowledge in the traditional Indian systems, conducting research on its scientific aspects and disseminating the results to the world.
“I strongly believe that the IKS cell has great potential to bridge the gap between traditional knowledge and modern technologies. Since Sanskrit is the gateway to ancient Indian knowledge, courses like Prathama-Diksha play a vital role in achieving this goal,” he said.