SEMESTER – I

Core Course - I

Course Code : 1 B USIM 651

Title : Methodology of Sanskrit Learning

Number of Credits : 3

Course Outcomes : After successful completion of the course the student should be able to:

  1. Understand the basics of Sanskrit Sastra texts

  2. Familiar with logical thinking in Sanskrit Sastra tradition.

  3. Acquire knowledge of elementary Sastra texts in Sanskrit.

  4. Understand the basic concepts of Sanskrit language and grammar

  5. Apply basic rules in Sastras of Sanskrit.

  6. Evaluate the values in Sanskrit Sastra concepts.

  7. Generate new ideas and views in Sanskrit.

  8. Evaluate the relevance of Sastras of Sanskrit in the modern world.


Course Outline

Module I : Introduction in Sanskrit language - Laghupaniniyam Introduction in Sanskrit (Bhumika)

Module II : Introduction to Sanskrit Grammar - Samjnaprakarana from Laghusiddhantakaumudi

Module III : Introduction to Indian Sastra Tradition – Introduction to Indian Logic. Tarkasangraha – Uddesaprakarana (Saptapadarthas)

Module IV : Introduction to Mimamsa Philosophy - Manameyodaya Pramanakhanda - Introduction only.



Course Outcome: To enable the students to understand the concept of Linguistics. To acquaint the student with the history of Sanskrit language and its relation with its origin. To understand linguistics on the basis of Sanskrit language and Indian grammatical features. 

Module I Introduction - General survey of Linguistics - Four divisions of Philology - Phonology, Morphology, Semantics and Syntax.Linguistic families - Into European language families.

Module II  Phonology:  Fortunatov's Law - Grassman's Law - Anology

Module III  Morphology: Compounds - Paniniayan Classification of Compounds.

Module IV Semantics: Primary and  Secondary meaning - Semantic Change - Causes of Semantic Change.

Reference Books : 

  • Comparative philology of Indo European languages, T.K. Ramachandra Iyer, R.S. Vadhyar & Sons, Kalpati, Palakkad.
  • An Introduction to Sanskrit Linguistics, Sreeman Narayana Murthi, D.K. Publications, Delhi.
  • General Linguistics An Introductory Survey, Robins R.H. 
  • Linguistics - Introduction to Sanskrit, Balakrishna Ghosh. 
  • A History of Sanskrit Literature, A.B. Keith, Motilal Banarasidas Publishers, Delhi.
  • History of classical Sanskrit Literature , Krishnamachariar.
  • Samskrtasahityacaritram Part II Kerala Sahitya Academy, Thrissur. 

Course Code IV.B.28 Ss

INFORMATICS SOCIETY AND EDUCATION  

Core course VIII

Number of credits                :           4

Aim of the Course

·        To make the students aware of the social issues and concerns in the use of digital technology and to equip the students to effectively utilize the digital knowledge resources. for their studies.

Objectives of the course

·        To review the basic concepts & functional knowledge in the field of informatics.

·        To create awareness about nature of the emerging digital knowledge society.

·        To create awareness about major informatics initiatives in India and Kerala.

·        To impart skills to enable students to use digital knowledge resources in learning.

Course outline

Module I                    KNOWLEDGE SKILLS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION

                                    Data, information and knowledge, knowledge management - internet as a knowledge repository, academic search techniques, creating cyber presence, case study of academic websites, open access initiatives, open access publishing models. Basic concepts of IPR, copyrights and patents, plagiarism, License, Guarantee, Warranty, Introduction to use of IT in teaching and learning, case study of educational software,  academic services INFLIBNET, NICNET, BRNET.

Module II                   SOCIAL INFORMATICS

It & Society issues and concerns digital divide, IT & development, the free software movement, IT industry: new opportunities and new threats, software piracy, cyber ethics, cyber crime, cyber threats, cyber security, privacy issues, cyber laws, cyber addictions, information overload, health issues-guide lines for proper usage of computers, internet and mobile phones. E-wastes and green computing, impact of IT on language & culture-location issues-Unicode-IT and regional languages.

Module III                 IT APPLICATIONS

E- Governance applications at national and state level, IT for national integration, overview of IT application in medicine, healthcare, business, commerce, industry, defense, law, crime Detection, publishing, communication, resource management, weather forecasting, education, film and media, IT in service of disabled, futuristic IT-Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Bio-Computing.