Available courses

"Aṣṭādhyāyī-Amarakoṣa-Pāṭhaḥ" is a co-curricular remedial class, arranged for the first year students in the programme Integrated MA in Sanskrit (MAIS), in the Department of Sanskrit and Philosophy, School of Indian Heritage, RKMVERI, Belur main campus. Proper pronunciation and traditional recital of the sutras of Aṣṭādhyāyī, and the verses of Amarakoṣa is taught in the class.

About the course: Aṣṭādhyāyī comprises of 3987 aphorisms (sūtra s) composed by Pāṇini. They give the rules of Sanskrit grammar applicable both to the classical literature as well as the Vedic lore. Amarakoṣa is a lexicon composed in verse form. It contains nearly 1530 verses which give synonyms, gender and a few more details regarding the usage of Sanskrit words.

Objective: Strengthening of the fundamentals of Sanskrit knowledge system.

Outcome of the course: Memorisation of Aṣṭādhyāyī helps diligent students in the study of grammar, while Amarakoṣa enhances the word power.

A three credit course in Sāṃkhyakārikā (1-30 kārikāḥ) (30), Yogasūtre Samādhipādaḥ Vyāsabhāṣyasahitaḥ (20) offered by Swami Japasiddhananda Maharaj, for the third year students in the programme "MA Integrated in Sanskrit" (MAIS), Department of Sanskrit and Philosophy, RKMVERI, Belur Main Campus

Text Book: Sāṅkhyatattvakaumudī by Śrījvālāprasāda Gauḍa







A four credit course in Saṃskṛtasāhityetihāsaḥ offered by Swami Japasiddhananda Maharaj, for the second year students in the programme "MA Integrated in Sanskrit" (MAIS), Department of Sanskrit and Philosophy, RKMVERI, Belur Main Campus

Text Book: Saṃskṛtasāhityetihāsaḥ by Ramachandra Mishra







A third credit course in Kaṭhopaniṣat Śāṅkarabhāṣyasametā (which means Kathopanishad along with the commentary of Sri Shankara) offered by Swami Japasiddhananda Maharaj, for the third year students in the programme "MA Integrated in Sanskrit" (MAIS), Department of Sanskrit and Philosophy, RKMVERI, Belur Main Campus

Text Book: Kaṭhopaniṣat, published by Gita Press / Upaniṣat Granthāvalī with Bengali translation by Revered Swami Gambhirananda ji Maharaj, published by Udbodhan Office, Kolkata

Source of the text: Kaṭhopaniṣat belongs to the Kaṭha recension of the Kṛṣṇayajurveda






Video recording (in the teaching mode) of the Vedic Chanting classes, by Swami Japasiddhananda Maharaj, for the third year students in the programme "MA Integrated in Sanskrit" (MAIS), Department of Sanskrit and Philosophy, RKMVERI, Belur Main Campus

Text Book: Saṅkṣiptasasvara-vedamantrāḥ published by Ramakrishna Math, Bengaluru.

Course Outcome: The holy Vedic hymns are regularly chanted by the pious, and devout Hindus. These wonderful hymns enhance the intellectual capacity, and ensure well being in all beings. These are highly efficacious, and time tested. The fruit of chanting the hymns can be realised by one and all through devoted rendition, coupled with faith, and sincerity of purpose


"Vedapāṭhaḥ-1" is a 2 credit honours course designed for the 1st year students of the Integrated MA in Sanskrit programme,  in the Department of Sanskrit and Philosophy, School of Indian Heritage, RKMVERI, Belur main campus. It consists of  the following modules

  1. Śrīviṣṇusahasranāma-stotram
  2. Śāntimantras 


Advanced : Higher Sanskrit grammar, selections from Sanskrit literature, composition.

Preliminary : Alphabet, sentence construction, spoken Sanskrit.

পাঠ্যবিষয়: লঘুসিদ্ধান্তকৌমুদীর বিভক্ত্য়র্থ এবং স্ত্রীপ্রত্য়য় প্রকরণ

পাঠ্যবিষয়: লঘুসিদ্ধান্তকৌমুদীর বিভক্ত্য়র্থ এবং স্ত্রীপ্রত্য়য় প্রকরণ

Advanced : Higher Sanskrit grammar, selections from Sanskrit literature, composition.

Intermediate :­ basic Sanskrit grammar, Gita and Upanishad chanting with meaning (of selected chapters and mantras).