IGNOU launches MA Sanskrit in ODL mode
NEW DELHI: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has announced the launch of a Master's programme in Sanskrit in Open and Distance Mode (ODL). Candidates, from any discipline in graduation, can apply for the course. Aspiring students, who wish to apply for admission to this programme at IGNOU have to register through the university’s portal – ignouadmission.samarth.edu.in. Looking at the current situation due to COVID-19 spread, IGNOU has launched the course via Google Meet, Facebook Live and Gyan Dhara (the university's internet-based channel).
The launch saw eminent scholars of Sanskrit language and literature attending it including Ramesh Kumar Pandey, Vice-Chancellor, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri National Sanskrit University, Pankaj Lakshman Jani, vice-chancellor, Maharshi Panini Sanskrit and Vedic University, Ujjain, Gangadhar Panda, Kolhan University, Jharkhand, Radhavallabh Tripathi, Former Vice-Chancellor, Rajaram Shukla, Vice-Chancellor, Sampurnanand Sanskrit University, Varanasi, Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, Balkrishna Sharma, Vice-Chancellor, Vikram University, Ujjain and Devi Prasad Tripathi, Vice-Chancellor, Uttarakhand Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar.
With the launch of the MA in Sankrit course, the attendees appreciated the university’s efforts in terms of promoting the most scientific language. They also hoped that the launch of the course at IGNOU will also help to get Sakskrit its right place in Indian universities.