Who are we?

We are a group of MIT students interested speaking and learning Sanskrit. Sanskrit is a rich ancient language with a treasure of literature and artistic works, a living spoken tradition, and deep connections with several other languages.

Our four step learning process for beginners is:

  1. Listen
  2. Speak
  3. Read
  4. Create

Weekly Meetings Fall 2015

The beginner classes assume no prior Sanskrit knowledge. The language is taught in a direct, interactive, and intuitive manner. Students learn to converse effortlessly in a fun-filled environment.
Our weekly meetings are open to all. Contact: sanskrit@mit.edu.

Description Day, Time Location
Beginner I Saturdays 3:00 - 4:00 PM 36-153
vAlmIki-rAmAyane sundarakANDam Mondays 5:30 - 7:00 PM Room 1-132


We have a large collection of sanskrit texts, practice books and reference books that members may borrow. Please see the exhaustive list of books below:


Bi-annual examinations are hosted at MIT in May and November for members interested in the "Distance Learning Program" offered by Samskrita Bharati USA. Members are encouraged to structure their learning towards completing these exams as concrete milestones. Once all four exams are completed, one is eligible to join the Masters in Sanskrit course offered by Karnataka State Open University (KSOU), India.

Past Events

Talk by Prof. Ashok Aklujkar

Date of Ashoka, Buddha and Mahavira

Introductory Workshop 2015

RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/MITSanskrit2015

Introductory Samskritam Workshop, 31st October 2015

Introductory Workshop 2014

Introductory Samskritam Workshop, 25th October 2014

Mahabharata for the 21st Century

Mahabharata for the 21st Century

Weekend Samskritam Workshop 2013

Spoken Sanskrit Weekend Workshop


vishva-saMskRta-dinam celebrated on August 20th, 2013. World Sanskrit Day message.

Weekend Samskritam Workshop 2012

Special 2-day weekend camp
Satuday and Sunday, November 3 and 4, 2012 from 9:30AM-4:30PM in room 1-277.

Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga , by Dr. M. A. Jayashree and Prof. M. A. Narasimhan.
15th Oct 2012, 6:30 to 7:30, MIT Room 5-233 .