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An immersive course to allow children to question & develop scientific thinking/ & think as scientific leaders
Prof J SuryanarayanaxProf J SuryanarayanaProf. J. Suryanarayana aims to groom a new generation who can co-relate the values of Sanatana studies in contemporary world. His father, Shri. J. B. Sastry, instilled in him a love for study of both, Sanatana and Adhunatana (modern) disciplines. His traditional education spans Krishna Yajurveda Samhita, Vyakaranam and Advaita Vedanta. He has successfully completed the Maha Pariksha in Tarka Shastra (Nyaya). He has a rare combination of modern as well as Vedic qualifications and is adept in languages of Samskrit, Telugu, Hindi, English, Tamil and Japanese. He has won the following awards for his work in Vedic Sciences: Shastra Kalanidhi by Governor, Madhya Pradesh; Tarka Ratnam and Vidwan Mani by HH Sri Jayendra Saraswathi Swami, Head, Kanchi Mutt; and Veda Vidya Varishta by VSR Foundation, Hyderabad. His mainstream qualifications include BA (Samskrit), MA (Samskrit), MA (Nyaya Siromani), and MPhil, PG Diploma in Manuscriptology, and is currently pursuing Doctorate studies. His research work includes critical editing and commentary on ‘sAkshAtkAratva-lakShaNa vichAraH’ as a thesis in University of Madras commentary on ‘kAraka vichAraH’, Sri Venkateswara Vedic University, Tirupati critical editing of ‘Navyamata vichAraH’ and ‘pratibadhya pratibandhaka vichAra’. His diverse experience includes teaching at Sri Venkateswara Veda Paathashala, Hyderabad; He is an adept online tutor including handling NRI students. Proficient at developing good audio video content, his clients include Hindupedia, Vyoma Pathashala.. His works have been published in śāstrārthadīpikā and māṇikyaprabhā magazines. He is currently Assistant Professor at MIT School of Vedic Sciences, Pune, INDIA.
Course Starts: November 30’20
Duration: 2 months
Frequency: 3 lectures every week (Students need to watch 3 hours of videos in a week)
one live review every 2 weeks
1 monthly quiz
8 assignments (1 assignment each week)
one quiz after each month and 1 sanskrit proficiency test in the end to pass the course
1 final certification
Eligibility: 8th to 12th std students
Time Commitment: 60 hrs (30 hrs for the course on scientific thinking and 30 hrs for the sanskrit language course)
Fee: INR 5000/-
We have grown up reading Newton’s Laws of Motions and trying to remember them for our exams but how often have we paused to look around and observe these laws. How often have we looked at our everyday world and tried to find a logic to things, reasons behind the why and the how? We are mostly occupied in reading what the scientists produced and seldom wondering how they produced.
If we allow our minds to observe, question, and analyse around us, we can find our own laws of nature and discover the science around us not like a complex theoretical subject but as a logical way of life and thinking. This course aims to provide that training to the students’ minds. Students will also be introduced to the basics of the Sanskrit language as a tool to think scientifically.
To expose children to a scientific view of looking at the everyday world around them and nudge their minds towards logic and reasoning. To let students create their own scientific understanding of modern subjects instead of cramming theories handed down to them in books.
Learn how to think scientifically and comprehensively/clearly
Expand your reasoning capabilities
Enhance your observational skills
Think creatively, critically and scientifically
Analyse the everyday objects
Discover logic behind the usual occurrences
Stepping stone to exploring the Vedic wisdom of Shaastras
Observational activities through different pictures, looking beyond the usual
Analysis of some common things around us
Discovering and defining the attributes of everyday objects
A glimpse of the traditional Gurukal way of teaching
- This course has 3 levels, the enrollment is currently being done for level 1. Based on how the students perform on this level will they be able to enrol for further levels.
- It is a pre-recorded course, self-paced with weekly reviews (the course is in English). Level 2 and 3 will be in sanskrit
- Sanskrit will be introduced through a parallel course alongside this; Sanskrit as a way of observing and understanding the world around us.
- Post level 1 there will be an entry-level proficiency test in Sanskrit to check that students are able to converse in the language and then further levels start
- Level 3 will be an immersion into Sanskrit thinking.
- No current knowledge of sanskrit is necessary for accessing this level
- Enrolling for all the levels is recommended but not compulsory
- This course is being offered along with a introductory course in sanskrit language thereby making it 2 courses overall