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परीक्षा: (Exams)

Syllabus

The coursework in each level of the Distance Learning Program covers grammar/syntax, shlokas/puzzles, vocabulary and information on the Sanskrit heritage. In addition, there is text material that contains stories from various works of Samskritam literature. The student is expected to not only learn the grammar but also other aspects that have been mentioned above as they will be tested on all of the materials.

1  Pravesha

Pravesha broadly covers the following topics:

  1. Study and use of Devanagri script
  2. Declensions of masculine feminine and neuter genders for vowel ending nouns
  3. Declensions of various pronouns
  4. Syntax and usages of all seven declensions
  5. Numerals
  6. Tenses Present, past future and Imperative, in both parasmai pada and atmanei pada forms
  7. Introduction to verb classification
  8. Past participle, gerunds, infinitives
  9. Prefixes
  10. Medium of Instruction is English.  But, the answers are expected to be written in Samskritam unless otherwise stated.  The Samskritam is expected to be in Devanagari.

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2 Paricaya

Parichaya broadly covers the following topics:

  1. Adjectives, and their usage
  2. Ordinals
  3. Sandhi (modification of the sound of a word or morpheme when juxtaposed with another or coalescence of letters)
  4. Indeclinables
  5. Potential mood
  6. How to rearrange a shloka to understand the verse meaning
  7. Passive construction and bhave usage
  8. Passive Participles and infinitives
  9. Medium of some of the Instruction is English.  But, the answers are expected to be written in Samskritam unless otherwise stated.  The Samskritam is expected to be in Devanagari

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3 Shiksha

Shiksha broadly covers the following topics:

  1. Present Participles (shatru) their use and syntax in all Cases
  2. Sandhi ( advance study continued)
  3. Present Participles of Atmanei pada (Middle voice)
  4. Present Passive Participles (Shaanch) their use and syntax in all cases (declensions)
  5. Use of absolutives (Sati saptami)
  6. Detail rules of anvaya or process of rearranging a shloka for verse meaning
  7. Excerpts from Bhagavag Giita, and other famous Samskirtam literature
  8. Medium of Instruction is primarily Samskritam.  Answers are expected to be written in Samskritam.  The Samskritam is expected to be in Devanagari

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4 Kovida

Kovida broadly covers the following topics:

  1. Compounds (the 5 groups, and sub classes along with their derivation and usage)
  2. Secondary Nominal bases ( taddhitaanta or secondary affixes)
  3. Passages from important Sanskrit literary authors using simple Sanskrit
  4. Biographies of important figures in Sanskrit literature
  5. Figures of speech (alankaras)
  6. Poetic Meters or Chandas
  7. Brief introduction to Sanskrit composition and letter writing
  8. Medium of Instruction is primarily Samskritam.  But, the answers are expected to be written in Samskritam.  The Samskritam is expected to be in Devanagari

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