संस्कृतेर्मानवाः संस्कृता भूरिदा:।। Cultured people share abundantly.
Modern living is characterised by excessive mental stress leading to various mental and physical health issues. Intensive research in these conditions is underway using alternative medical systems. Ayurveda, an ancient health system,offers interesting solutions to address today’s health issues. As we know, all knowledge in Ayurveda is codified using Sanskrit. Therefore, a good working knowledge of Sanskrit is crucial to properly understand Ayurvedic source texts. This course is designed to address the lacuna among several students, researchers, practitioners of Ayurveda and others with a keen interest in the subject matter.
The course will blend conceptual inputs and practical sessions. With its unique design, this course enables students, researchers and practitioners of Ayurveda to undergo the course with minimum disruption to their existing schedule.
This innovative programme is targeted at junior Ayurvedic practitioners, researchers and students of Ayurveda.
Prof. Vinayak Rajat Bhat is an Assistant Professor of Vyakarana at the Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth. He earned his Ph.D from the Rashtriya Samskrit Sansthan, Jammu under the guidance of Prof Ramanuja DEVANATHAN from the Rashtriya Samskrit Sansthan, Sringeri following on a traditional education under his guru Dr. Chandrashekhar Bhat, Rashtriya Samskrit Sansthan, Rajiv Gandhi Campus, Sringeri. With expertise ranging from Vyakarana to Jyotisha, Dr. Bhat has been honoured with Abhijña Kovida and Chūdamaṇi in Vyākaraṇa. He has deep interest in various subjects like Ayurveda, Yoga, Drama and Science, Dr. Bhat has published several research papers.
Prof. Nagendra Pavana, Assistant Professor at Chinmaya Vishwavidyaapeeth, has studied Pāninīya vyākaraṇa in a traditional gurukula since childhood. He has studied both prācīna and navya systems with renowned scholars, and has exposure to Alaṇkāra śāstra and Nyāya śastra. He has taught śāstra for 11 years. He has worked with Vyoma Linguistic Labs for developing e-learning tools in Samskrit.
The primary objective of the course is to equip the participants with necessary skills so that they can go through the ayurvedic texts in original, develop a better understanding and thereby make useful interpretations. Specific objectives are listed below:
A basic introduction to Sanskrit and familiarity with Devanagari script are the only pre-requisites for the course. Students of Ayurveda and those who are going to pursue Ayurveda, practitioners of Ayurveda and those who have interest in both Ayurveda & Sanskrit will benefit greatly from this course.
This course will deal with –
|Week 1||Oct. 17 – Oct. 22, 2016||Classes on-site at the University’s CEG campus, Kochi|
|Week 3||Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016||9AM to 1PM, Online Session|
|Week 6||Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016||9AM to 1PM, Online Session|
|Week 9||Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016||9AM to 1PM, Online Session|
|Week 12||Jan. 02 – Jan. 07, 2017||Classes on-site at the University’s CEG campus, Kochi|
For week 1 & week 12, see details on boarding and lodging below. Instructions for online sessions will be distributed on enrollment. Students will require a good internet connection to participate fully.
The 80-contact hours in this course will be spread over three months. Classes in the first and last week lasting 6 days will be conducted on-site at the Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, Kochi Campus. There will be 4-hour online Saturday classes in Week 3, Week 6, and Week 9
Course Fees (excludes any applicable service tax)
Boarding & Lodging – inclusive for Week 1 & Week 12: