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111-year-old Madras Sanskrit College launches its Digital Avatar

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Highlights of the Digital campus

 

Online Course details: Beginners course with 30 lessons spanning a 16 week period (2 classes a week)

Live Books: Engage with scholars around the world

Live Cast: Engage with Sanskrit lovers of all ages and levels of knowledge

v   Learning circles:  online forum where groups of students/ scholars can exchange ideas  

v  Learning Circles 

The Madras Sanskrit College is a 111-year-old institution with tremendous historic significance and owes its origin to the philanthropy of "Mahapurusha" Sri V. Krishnaswami Iyer. The Madras Sanskrit College digital campus was unveiled today by Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Hon’ble Minister, Commerce & Industry, Govt of India, New Delhi at The Madras Sanskrit College, Mylapore. Sri S. Ramadorai, Chairman of the Governing Board of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences was the Special Guest at the occasion. The college has partnered with Classle, a digital learning solution provider, to make Sanskrit available for all through its digital platform.

Through this Digital initiative, the college aims to make Sanskrit accessible and available for Sanskrit and culture enthusiasts to learn, cherish and immerse in this ancient and rich language. The Digital platform would act as a center of excellence for Sanskrit from beginners to research scholars all around the globe.  

By adopting the Cloud Campus model the Madras Sanskrit College has combined the scholarship and knowledge from its brick-and-mortar manifestation with all the powers of the digital world. The faculty of the college consists of a renowned group of Sanskrit scholars in the country. The teachers in the college have in-depth knowledge, and a great reputation within their own specialized areas, whether it is Mimamsa, Jyothisha, Vedanta, Sahitya Nyaya  or Vyakarana.

The online course which is part of the digital campus is certified by The Madras Sanskrit College and can be followed up with an exam for a certificate from the Madras University. The Madras Sanskrit College will also be collaborating with other institutions and individuals who can create and disseminate content through the digital campus.  

Mr. Ramesh Mahalingam, Trustee, The Madras Sanskrit College said, “The objective of launching our digital campus is to bring together an online community of Sanskrit lovers globally. This initiative is an effort by the college make an impact on the digital world, and continue to be relevant and a source of scholarship in Sanskrit and Indian culture for the next century.”

Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Hon’ble Minister, Commerce & Industry, Govt of India, New Delhi, “I would like to thank Madras Sanskrit College on this great initiative. The demand for good quality education in Sanskrit is very high in many countries in the world. This initiative of the ‘Digital Avatar’ takes the institute into the digital realm, and amplifies its impact and increases its scope to be relevant for 21st century requirements.”       

About The Madras Sanskrit College:

The Madras Sanskrit College was set up 111 years ago, and is an institution with tremendous historic significance.  It is a repository of the knowledge and skills of ancient India. It is an institute of excellence, serving society, through the study of Sanskrit.  The Kuppuswamy Sastri research institute is an allied institution located in the same campus, pioneering the preservation and study of old, rare and priceless manuscripts. Many of the Principals and students of this College have become well known scholars of international repute and have also been awarded prestigious titles like Mahamahopadhyaya and have received Certificates of Merit from the President of India. The College hopes to continue its services to the cause of Sanskrit learning beyond the "Hundred Years" which it reached on February 2006. The institution has the honor of capturing the highest number of medals in All India Sanskrit Elocution Contest, conducted by Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi, annually.

For more information, please visit: http://www.madrassanskritcollege.edu.in/

About Classle

Classle is a hub of learning, interaction, opportunity, and connection. It is a platform for learners, experts, academic and industry professionals, and recruiters to meet, gain and provide skills, and discover and hone talent. Classle’s mission is to construct bridges between learners and educators; employers and skilled people, all the while removing barriers of logistics, time, language, and technological reach. Armed with the idea of taking away the walls of brick and mortar schools, IT provide means by which anyone and everyone can gain access to quality education and skills, thus making learning a continuous, lifelong process.

Mar 10, 2017
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