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Sree Sankaracharya University Learning Management System is a programme initiated by Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit and designed to achieve the three cardinal principles of Education Policy viz., access, equity and quality. The objective of this effort is to take the best teaching learning resources to all, including the most disadvantaged. Sree Sankaracharya University Learning Management System seeks to bridge the digital divide for students who have hitherto remained untouched by the digital revolution and have not been able to join the mainstream of the knowledge economy.



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    COURSE No- VI

    VI C B-134 NY

     KERALA TRADITION OF  NYAYASASTRA(Choice Based Course)

    No. of Credits: 4

    Aim of  the Course:

    To  create awareness about the development of Nyaya tradition in Kerala and the contribution of Kerala to Indian Logical thought.

    Objectives  of the Course:

    1.                  To make general understanding of the main aspects of Indian Logic and its influence in other systems of Indian philosophy.

    2.                  To familiarize the students with the contribution of Kerala to Indian Logic.

    3.                  To introduce Nyayasastra as a  Pramanasastra.

    Course Outline:

    Module-I

    Introduction to the origin and development of Logical thinking in
    ancient India.      

    Module-II

    Development of  Nyayasastra as a Pramanasastras. 

    Module-III

                Contribution of Kerala to Indian Logic.   

    Module-IV

                Importance of  Navya Nyaya and its application- Some examples.

     

    Core Reading:

                Tarkasara of Anantanarayana Sastri

     

    Reference Texts:

    1.      A History of Indian Logic- Satish Chandra Vidyabhushan.

    2.      Introduction of Subhodhini- Rama Varma Pariksit Thampuran

    3.      The Contribution of Sanskrit Literature, Kunjunni Raja K. University of Madras, 1980.

    4.      Sanskrit Tradition of Tripunithura, Neelandan C.M, Ed., by Kurup K.K.M, Central Heritage Studies, Hill Palace, Thrippunithura, 2009.

     

    Evaluation:

    Internal Assessment: One credit as recommended by the
               council  for higher  education-       20 marks

    Attendance – 5,   Test paper-10,   Assignment /Seminar-5

    End semester Examination-   (3 credits)   -  80 marks

     

    Question Pattern:

                                                                Marks             No of                Total Marks

                                                                                        Questions

     

    Objective type questions                1                      10                                10

    Short answer questions                   2                      8 out of 12                 16

    Short essays/ Annotations              4                      6  out of 9                  24

    Essays                                                            15                    2 out of 4                   30

                                                                                                                            80

     


    Name of the Course:   Nyayakusumanjali of Udayanacharya

                                                Stabaka I and II 

    No. of  Credits: 4

    No. of  Contact hours: 56

    Aim and objectives of the Course:

                    To understand the students the different opinions of  Darsanikas about application of the theory on God and how establish the existence of God by them and the replay of Naiyayikas to them.

    Teaching and Learning Activities.

                This course is divided into four modules.  Each module may  take  4 to 5 week of teaching, learning activities, lecturer classes, seminars, assignments and tutorials are designed as methods of teachings.

    Evaluation

                Two credits will be internally evaluated through continuous assessment.  Two credits will be assigned by University through End semester examination. The internal assessment will include three components
    (1) Seminar  (2) Assignment and (3) Test paper.  The Evaluation will be based on the 9 point grading system.

     

    Course Outline

    Module-I

                    First Stabaka discusses the existence of  Supreme being,  the controller of the distribution of Adrsta.  Five types of counter thesis about the  existence  of God and Udayanas refutation to these points.

     Module-II

                The causality of Adrsta- Theory of Saktivada.  The refutation  as the points raised by the Mimamsakas are discussed in this section. 

    Module-III

                Refutation of Samkhya  views of creation, Refutation of doctrine of momentariness,   Causality of eternal and all  pervadings nature of various objects are established  based on the  view  of Logicians. 

    Module-IV

                    Stabaka second, deals with God  as the composer of the Vedas. Mimamsakas view of  apaurusheyatva on the vedas are refuted.  The theory of creation and dissolution  are established.  To establish  the Omniscience nature of God as the creator of  vedas- And God as the Adhistata of Adrsta.

     

    Reading Books

                Nyayakusumanjali of Udayanacharya (Core Text)  I and II stabaka

    Additional Readings

    1.                  Dr. S.C Vidyabhushanas A History of Indian Logic, Motilal Banarsidass, New Delhi.

     

     

    Modes of Assessment & Examination

    50%  Internal assessment:  Seminar,   Assignment, 

    and  Test paper -                                                                  2 credits

    50%   External and End- semester examination -                       2 credits

     

    Question Paper Pattern

    Question should cover all the modules of the syllabus.

    1.         Vyakhyata or Explain   six out of eight

    2.         Annotate six out of eight

    3.         Short essay- two out of four

    2.         Essay- one out of two

     


     

    SEMESTER-IV 

    CORE-IV 

    IVB-114NY NYAYASUTRA(Chapter I and II)

    No. of Credits: 4

    No of Contact hours: 90

    Aim of  the Course:

    To enable the students to understand the main principles of Nyayasastra.

    Objectives  of the Course:

    (1)                    To acquire awareness of Nyaya philosophy

    (2)              To enable he students to understand the methods of Nyaya philosophy.

    Course Outline:

    Module-I

    Introduction to Nyaysastra.  Founder,  his date, place etc.. Commentaries on Nyayasutra, the methods  used for the arrangement  of the topics.

    Module-II

                Categories  of Nyaya philosophy

    Module-III

                Theories  of knowledge accepted by Nyaya philosophy

    Module-IV

                Definition of prameyas in Nyaya philosophy.

    Texts:

                Nyayasutra of Gautama with Vatsyayana Bhashya

    Reference texts:

    1.                  A History of Indian Logic, Sri Dr. S.C Vidyabhushana

    2.                  Indian Philosophy, Dr. S Radhakrishnan

    3.                  History of Indian Philosophy, S.N.  Dasgupta

    4.                  Nyayabhashya of  Vatsyayana

     

    Evaluation:

    Internal Assessment: One credit as recommended by the
               council  for higher  education-       20 marks

    Attendance – 5,   Test paper-10,   Assignment /Seminar-5

    End semester Examination-  (3 credits)   -  80 marks

     

    Question Pattern:

                                                                Marks             No of                Total Marks

                                                                                        Questions

     

    Objective type questions                1                      10                                10

    Short answer questions                   2                      8 out of 12                 16

    Short essays/ Annotations              4                      6  out of 9                  24

    Essays                                                            15                    2 out of 4                   30

                                                                                                                            80

               

     

     


    Name of the course: Nyayasiddhantamukthavali Anumanakhanda

                                        and Sabdakhanda

    No. of  Credits: 4

    No. of  Contact hours: 56

    Aim and objectives of the Course:

    To enrich the students with the concept of Anumana pramana  as a means in the n ancient Indian theories of knowledge.  To make awareness about the theories of meaning as discussed  in  syncreticism of Nyaya-Vaiseshika theories

    Teaching and Learning Activities.

                This course is divided into four modules.  Each module may  take  4 to 5 week of teaching, learning activities, lecturer classes, seminars, assignments and tutorials are designed as methods of teachings.

    Evaluation

                Two credits will be internally evaluated through continuous assessment.  Two credits will be assigned by University through End semester examination. The internal assessment will include three components (1) Seminar,
     (2) Assignment and (3) Test paper.  The Evaluation will be based on the 9 point grading system.

     

     

    Course Outline

    Module-I

    Anuman khanda - Anumiti Nirupana,  Puramarsa, Purvapaksha vyapti,  Siddhantavyapti  and Paksata.  

    Module-II

    Hetvabhasa Vibhaga Anaikantika- Sadharana upto Badhah.

    Module-III

    Sabdakhanda- Saktisvarupa, Saktigraho payah, padartha svarupa, divisions of pada etc..

    Module-IV

    Laksananirupana- Vakyarthajnana Hetava, Smritinirupana and Manonirupana

    Core Text 

    Nyayasiddhantamukthavali Anumanakhanda and Sabdakhanda.

    Additional Readings

    1.      Subhodhini of Parikshit Rama varma Thampuran published by Govt. Sanskrit College, Thripunithura.

    2.      Dinakari and Ramarudri Commentary on Nyayasiddhantamukthavali of Visvanadhapanchanana.

    Modes of Assessment & Examination

    50%  Internal assessment:  Seminar,   Assignment, 

    and  Test paper -                                                                         2 credits

    50%   External and End- semester examination -                       2 credits

     

    Question Paper Pattern

    1.                  Write sabdabodha  prakara six  out of eight

    2.                  Define the nyayas (rules) of verbal knowledge six  out of eight

    3.                  Paragraph answers- two out of four

    4.                  Essay- one out of two

     


    Aim and objectives of the Course:

    ·       To make awareness the general and basic principles of Epistemology

    ·       Familiarize the students about the General characteristics of Indian Epistemology in a comparative perspective.

    ·       To make acquaintance with the theories of knowledge in Indian systems about some problems of logical and metaphysical approach.

    ·       To make awareness in Indian Western theories of truth and error in validating knowledge forms.

     Teaching and Learning Activities.

                This course is divided into four modules.  Each module may  take  4 to 5 week of teaching, learning activities, lecturer classes, seminars, assignments and tutorials are designed as methods of teachings.

    Evaluation

                Two credits will be internally evaluated through continuous assessment.  Two credits will be assigned by University through End semester examination. The internal assessment will include three components (1) Seminar,
     (2) Assignment and (3) Test paper.  The Evaluation will be based on the 9 point grading system.

    Course Outline

    Module-I

    Epistemology General Introduction. Indian Perspective, Definition of Knowlede (Buddhi) Classification- Argumentation, Nyaya Theory of Knowledge, Meaning of valid knowledge, Division of Pramana in Indian theories.  

    Module-II

    Nature of knowledge as a knowing device, Svatahpramanyavada- pararthapramanavada. Importance of Anumanpramana.  Mediate and immediate form of  inferential knowledge.

    Module-III

    Verbal apprehension Relation between word and meaning.  The importance of word and sentence.

    Module-IV

    Form of knowledge and knowing methods in Western perspective. Ancient methods  in receiving  knowing objects.  Means of knowledge  according to Aristotelian  Philosophy. Categorization of proposition, formal and material Logic etc..

    Text  for reading

    1.               The Nyaya theory of knowledge by S.C. Chatterjee, University of Calcutta.

    2.               History of Indian Epistemology, Jwala Prasad

    3.               A text Book of Deductive Logic, S.C Sarkar, Culcutta.

     

    Additional Readings

                 Introduction to Logic by I.M Copi and Cohen

     

    Modes of Assessment & Examination

    50%  Internal assessment:  Seminar,   Assignment, 

    and  Test paper -                                                                  2 credits

    50%   External and End- semester examination -                       2 credits

    Question Paper Pattern

     

    1. Paragraph answers- six   out of eight

    2. Define with context- six   out of eight

    3. Paragraph answers- two out of four

    4. Essay- one out of two


    Course Learning Outcomes

     CO1. Identify researchable area/topic in geography

    CO2. Develop a research proposal

    CO3. Execute different methods of data collection and analysis

    CO4. Communicate research findings through appropriate mediums

    CO5. Connect real world with theory and methods


    Course Learning Outcomes

    CO1: Establish the connections between imperialism, colonialism and neoliberalism

    CO2: Trace the idea of Postcolonialism

    CO3: Analyse the dimensions of Postcolonial thinking

    CO4: Evaluate Neo liberalism and new imperialism

    CO5: Analyse issues related to environment and development

    CO6: Evaluate the idea of conservation and life of Adivasi population in India