The Round 8 (2018 Batch) of the 55-week ‘LEARN SANSKRIT MODULES’, an email-based Sanskrit Basics Course, conducted by Dr. Y. N. Rao commenced on February 18, 2018, was concluded on March 17, 2019. As many as 2,482 students from different disciplines, languages, religions, faiths and age groups (ranging from 7 to 87 years), belonging to various states of India and 87 other foreign countries, such as USA, UK, Singapore, Canada, Dubai, Australia, UAE, Malaysia, Mauritius, New Zealand, Denmark, France, etc., have successfully completed this Course.
Dr. Rao conducted this Sanskrit Course under the aegis of Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Indian Culture (SAFIC). He is a renowned Linguist from Hyderabad (Telangana, India) and a resource person of SAFIC. He has been teaching the SANSKRIT language online, free of cost, since the last seven years by conducting an email-based course on a weekly basis. The course is titled ‘LEARN SANSKRIT MODULES’ and is taught in English medium.
This Course is aimed at those aspirants who want to learn the Sanskrit language right from its very basics (including the Devanagari alphabet).
Certificates will be issued by SAFIC to those students who come out successful in the Web-based Online Course-End Examination.
The following are the excerpts from a few of the Feedback from Batch 8 received so far:
“I will continue my learning journey further and reach a level, where I can share my knowledge with others. I am greatly inspired by the service rendered by Dr. Y. N. Rao. I pray God to give him good health and long life to continue his invaluable service.”
—Mr. Ramesh Sowmianarayan, Melbourne, Australia
“This is a very good course for people like me, who would like to have a head start into Sanskrit, and provide a very good introduction to the divine language.”
—Mr. Bhaskara K. M. S. Konduri, USA
“Course material is very useful. Good understanding of the language.”
—Mrs. Renuka Surapanen, USA
“Through this course, I got very good exposure to SANSKRIT, and could learn this divine language.”
—Mr. M. Nagaraja Rao, USA
“This course is a true challenge … as we went along, my impressions about the course started to shift from the content of the course to the utmost effort and excellence done by the author and assistant DR Rao and J. Sastry of whom I know practically nothing. Many times I would just sit in front of the computer and try to imagine these two individuals, making such an effort to transmit this TREASURE… There are NO words to thank you enough!”
—Mrs. Marcela Teresa Ochoa Lions, Guadalajara, Mexico
“I had learned Sanskrit in school and college almost 45 years back and though I can read and understand Sanskrit texts and scriptures, it was refreshing to learn from scratch and once again learn the basics. I look forward for your advanced level course for more knowledge in spoken Sanskrit.”
—Mrs. Anjali Mahashabde, USA
“I am very happy to be part of this one year Sanskrit learning program. The scope of the content and the delivery mechanism are excellent and are in progression.”
—Mr. M. Seshu Kumar, Hyderabad, India
“Excellent course, and very useful for beginners…”
—Smt. Umamaheswari Ramani, Chennai, India
“It was really good course & learned Sanskrit to a major extent.”
—Mr. Ramesh A Kashikar, Navi Mumbai, India
“Studying Sanskrit, being a divine language, and as per my knowledge as I was just a raw initially, I find this course is very well structured, methodical covering basics of the language. Since there was a provision of English, it helped me to understand and learn to a great extent.”
—Mrs. Rajani Chopra, Ghaziabad, India
“The course included lot of examples and helped to build vocabulary. Repetitions of similar words made the concept clear. The exercises helped to review the concept and the answers really worked like feedback. I really appreciate the bulk/volume of words that were introduced in each module. The most difficult part was to identify masculine/feminine as a beginner, which was handled so nicely in this course.”
—Dr. Hardik Jitendrakumar Joshi, Ahmedabad, India
“I can find no words to express about this fabulous course. I cherish the journey of one year with you along this course. You have imparted Vidya daanam to me, I pray to god for your well-being and prosperity.”
—Mrs. R. Meenakshi, Madurai, India
“I wanted to take a course of learning Sanskrit right from my home itself interacting with the faculty professionals through the electronic medium familiar to me and this module wise course developed by Dr. Y. N. Rao and steered through by Sri J. S. Sastry met more than my expectations. It was a wonderful experience which kept me glued to the mails even when I was travelling. I was copying down the matters from the lessons and writing the answers separately in notebooks as I was not that much familiar with writing in Devanagari script earlier. Now I am confident.”
—Mr. Mullapudi Narasimha Rao, Hyderabad, India
“I have found it very interesting. I am fully conversant with Sanskrit Basics now. I can read, understand and write common usage sentences. How I wish there was a follow up capsule well.”
—Mr. Tej Swaroop Pathak, Gurgaon, India