University-Wide/Generic Courses

Learning new additional skills is often a difficult task for full-time students due to paucity of time. But the short-term enrichment courses of MITSVS offer flexibility. They combine the best of both the worlds; viz. 21st century advancements and time-tested Indic principles. If your scientific temper urges you to know more about India’s knowledge tradition, now is a great opportunity. Many among the younger generation are not satisfied merely venerating this tradition, but want to study and apply it in real life. These courses won’t spoon feed the student on a particular shaastra. Instead, they teach the student how to navigate the Vedic knowledge ecosystem and undertake further self-study/research. Going forward, all disciplines and sectors will increasingly draw upon the sustainable Indic practices for solving contemporary problems. Those well-versed with Indic knowledge will add a new dimension to their respective careers.

The university-wide or generic courses could be mandatory for all or elective courses. Electives are divided into Basic, Advanced-1 and Advanced-2, which may be taught by SVS faculty or students may undertake research courses as independent study projects.

Rationale

MITSVS offers these series of bridge courses to equip students of modern education with Indic wisdom relevant to their area of study, so they can enrich their perspective and innovate.

Target Audience

Students of all the constituent units of MIT-ADT University, interested in understanding the Indic perspective in general or in their area of specialization.

Course Types

  • Appreciation courses that introduce an aspect of vedic science highlighting contemporary value, and kindle interest to attend a full course. They typically have no load outside class attendance. Their course id is the form VSAxxx.
  • Foundation courses that are common prerequisites to study any Vedic Science. They include Samskrit, basics of India’s native education system, its methods and branches of knowledge. Their course id is of the form VSFxxx.
  • Stream-oriented courses that delve deeper into vedic subjects relevant to a specific modern discipline. Their course id is of the form VSSxxx.
  • Research courses that involve doing a research-grade project in a specific area. Their course id is of the form VSRxxx.