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Sanskrit 2

Undergraduate | ANU-SKRT1003 | 2024

Immerse yourself in living tradition when you build on your knowledge of Sanskrit. Learn through expanding your vocabulary and recognition of the grammatical structures, but also through conversation, singing, chanting and classical texts. 

Study method
100% online
100% online
Enrol by
14 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
14 weeks
Start dates
22 July 2024

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Sanskrit 2

About this subject

  • On satisfying the requirements of this subject, students will have the knowledge and skills at an Introductory level of Sanskrit to: 

    • Use a vocabulary of about 250 items.
    • Recognise and use the grammatical structures to read short texts and to translate basic sentences into and out of Sanskrit. These structures include: advanced sandhi rules, further noun paradigms, compounds, primary and secondary nominal suffixes and participles.
    • Conduct simple conversations on such topics as: travel, personal preferences, and food and drink.
    • Demonstrate a general understanding of the history, origins, status, and uses of Sanskrit.

    In order to achieve these learning outcomes, each week, students are expected to study as follows: 

    • 30 minutes on weekly verse: Listen to the paradigm and explanation in the e‐text. Practice singing the verse. Upload the audio into Wattle. 
    • 30 minutes on spoken Sanskrit: Listen to the explanation in the e‐text. Practice and memorise the forms. Complete the online quiz as required. 
    • 7 hours on grammar and written Sanskrit: Listen to the explanation and read through the grammar notes in the e‐text. Complete the written exercises and self‐correct your work. Upload your work into Wattle. 
    • 90 minutes participating in one online class via Adobe Connect. 

    Via face-to-face video at a set time prescribed by the University. Please be aware of potential time zone differences.

Entry requirements

Prior study

To help set you up for success before you start this subject, we suggest completing or having equivalent knowledge in:


Completion of SKRT1002 Sanskrit 1 or demonstration of equivalent level through completion of a placement test. Students with prior knowledge of the language will be required to take a placement test. Students are not permitted to enrol in a subject that is lower than the level they achieve in the placement test, or a lower level than a subject they have already completed.
Students without the appropriate level of proficiency for ANU-SKRT1003 (Sanskrit 2) will be withdrawn from this subject and we will recommend an alternative subject at the correct level.

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - To successfully engage in this subject students will need the following: • Laptop or computer • Computer camera (either inbuilt or webcam) • Headset or headphones with microphone • Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browser • Reliable internet access • Access to a scanner or smartphone
  • Other requirements - This is a fast paced academic course at a University level.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

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