Sāhityaśiromaṇiḥ (B.A) is a University of Madras program which consists of 6 semesters.
While most of the universities/colleges offer B.A programs in General Sanskrit, The madras Sanskrit College gives us specializations in various Shastrams like Sahityam, Mimamsa, Vedanta etc. The Digital Campus of the Madras Sanskrit College is happy to offer self-paced coaching classes for Sahitya Shastram in recorded-video format, to make your learning easy.
Here in the first semester there are 5 papers (4 general subjects and 1 Sahitya paper).
Please note that the recorded lessons are in Sanskrit medium. Which means that you are supposed to have done Samskṛtapraveśikā 1 & 2 and Prak Siromani offered by us or any similar program(s) that covers the concepts taught there.
Students who want to appear for the university exams and obtain certificate should avail the attendance exemption under age rule. The form can be downloaded here.
Why learn Sanskrit ?
Our ancient religious scriptures like the Vedas, Agamas, Shastras, Puranas, Itihasas etc. and spiritual texts of philosophies are all scripted in Sanskrit. Knowledge of religion can be segmented as learning of scriptures and practice of scriptures. The learning aspect covers understanding Upanishads and Vedic literature. The practice aspect requires mastery of the rules of the Agamas. Both Vedas and Agamas are in Sanskrit. Next, looking at spirituality, a seeker needs to understand philosophical texts. These texts have been developed by our ancient Indian philosophical schools in Sanskrit. For example, the texts of Advaita, Dvaita, Sankhya, Yoga etc. Therefore, for the study of religion and for the pursuit of spirituality it becomes essential to learn Sanskrit. Learning Sanskrit is enabled in a structured manner through the courses we offer. Pravesika 1, 2 and Dakshata 1, 2 & 3 are designed to help a student to start from the very basics and reach a level of high proficiency where he can independently comprehend advanced Sanskrit. These courses facilitate higher learning of Sanskrit language also.
हिन्दी I (B.A.I yearSyllabus of University of Madras)
English-I (B.A.I yearSyllabus of University of Madras)
प्रतापरुद्रीयम् १ (नायक-काव्यप्रकरणे)
अभिज्ञानशाकुन्तलम् I (१-४ अङ्काः)
Soft Skills I
1. Who is eligible to do Prak-Siromani online?
Anyone above 15 years has completed 10th Std. or above or any equivalent course, and conversant in Sanskrit is eligible to take the online Prak-Siromani course.
2. Why are the Lesson Videos in Prak Siromani, are in Sanskrit medium?
The Prak Siromani exam is written in Sanskrit hence the Prak-Siromani course here is taught in Sanskrit medium.
3. What are the technical requirements for taking part in this Course?
Being an on-line course, you need a computer/mobile/tablet device with Internet connection that enables you to watch the video lectures.
4. Will the books be couriered to me if I join this course?
No. Students have to buy the prescribed books from stores.
5. What are the prerequisites for Prak-Siromani?
One must be conversant in Sanskrit to join this course.
6. Why Ask An Expert forum is disabled in Prak-Siromani unlike other courses?
Lesson videos of Prak-Siromani, offered online, are made available as a supplement. They are not teaching materials. Hence, the Ask An Expert is disabled in here. Students who have registered themselves for the University Exams, will get their doubts cleared from the teachers of concerned subjects in the college campus.
7. Where can I find University Forms for application, attendance exemption etc.?
All the relevant University Forms can be downloaded here.