MIT Samskritam

Who are we?

MIT Samskritam is a group of MIT students who are enthusiastic about learning Samskritam. Samskritam (aka Sanskrit), a language that was spoken widely in ancient India, is one of the oldest and richest languages in the world.

What do we do?

We meet every week in the MIT Campus to learn and practice speaking in Sanskrit. The Sanskrit classes are conducted in collaboration with Samskrita Bharati, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing Sanskrit usage back to daily life.

The classes assume no prior experience with or knowledge of Sanskrit. The language is taught in a direct, interactive, and intuitive manner. The students learn to converse effortlessly in a fun-filled environment.

Class schedule for Spring '14.

We currently have three levels of classes: Classes will be held in MIT Room 1-371.


Beginner-I Fridays 6:30-7:30 pm
Devanagari Script Fridays 7:30-7:45 pm
Intermediate Fridays 5:00-6:30 pm

Beginner -II class times shall be added soon.

Contact sanskrit@mit.edu for details

Upcoming Events

Mahabharata for the 21st Century

Recent Events

Spoken Sanskrit Weekend Workshop

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

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

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

Contact us

Please contact us for more information on our classes or other activities. You can reach us at sanskrit@mit.edu.

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