Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Indian Culture (SAFIC)


Sanskriti University, Mathura

On 16th November 2018, SAFIC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sanskriti University, Mathura, under which starting from next academic year (August 2019) Sanskriti University will offer various courses on Indian Culture developed by SAFIC.

Some details regarding SAFIC’s programme with Sanskriti University

As part of our academic exchange and partnership with Sanskriti University in education and research in areas related to Indian Culture, we at SAFIC have been engaged in various activities related to curriculum development, course design and preparation of learning materials.

  1. We have developed a series of courses in areas of Indian Culture and Sanskrit, to be taught via various certificate, diploma and Bachelor’s degree level programmes offered by Sanskriti University. The syllabi of the courses have been organised as per the format used by Sanskriti University. These courses are to be offered by Sanskriti University starting August 2019.
  2. Courses ready to be offered from August 2019:
    1. Seven One-month Certificate Courses: i) Introduction to Indian Culture and Civilization ii) Ancient Indian Contribution to Science and Technology, iii) Introduction to the Vedas, iv) Introduction to the Upanishads, v) Indian View on Aims and Oganisation of Life, vi) Sanskrit Appreciation I, and vii) Sanskrit Appreciation II
    2. BA in Indian Cultural Studies 
      The programme curriculum for three years (6 semesters), has already been designed by SAFIC using the broad guidelines and format suggested by Sanskriti University. The courses to be offered in Year 1 are fully developed and the content has been created.
  3. The content of all the courses designed for Sanskriti University is in alignment with the textbooks we have developed independently at SAFIC.

Some key aspects of all our course textbooks are:

    1. A synthesis of wider and deeper approach to the study of the relevant topic.
    2. A variety of learning activities involving different mental faculties of comprehension, analysis, synthesis, organisation and expression.
    3. Each unit of the course content has comprehension questions, applied learning assignments and other exploratory activities. Plenty of opportunities for the course instructor to engage students in discussions. Also, many activities suggested in our textbooks involve student group work and projects.
    4. Incorporation of a variety of learning materials – textual, audio-visual, and other creative media.
    5. Inclusion of relevant quotes and passages from various sources, particularly Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.
    6. Learning Sanskrit on the Way – meanings, explanations and other interesting information about selected Sanskrit words that appear in the course content.
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