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 2014

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 TBD TBD
Beginner II Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 PM Room 5-233
Intermediate Tuesdays 5:00-6:30 pm Room 5-233
kAvyam - Kalidasa's kumArasambhava Fridays 5:00-6:30 pm Room 5-154

Upcoming Events

RSVP here: October 2014 Introductory Workshop

Introductory Samskritam Workshop, 25th October 2014

Library

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:

Exams

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.

Recent Events

Mahabharata for the 21st Century

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.

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

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