Syllabuses

Veda Research Institute

Course Syllabuses

 Certificate Course in Veda Research

  •  Duration of the Course: 12 months

Description:

The Certificate Course is a twelve-month course designed to give basic knowledge on Veda. This course has four major parts, and includes research, study and analysis of the first ten suktas of Rig Veda.

The course is available either fully residential or online. Residential courses take place at Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu. (Accommodation and boarding charges are extra.)

Applicants must demonstrate fluency in the language in which they are taking the course. Familiarity with Sanskrit is not required.

Medium of instruction for residential studies are in English (all residential/on campus lessons will be imparted only in English). Online lessons will be provided in any of the following languages, as per the choice given at the time of enrollment. The student has to choose any one language option at the time of enrollment to receive the lessons.

Indian languages: Odia, Hindi, Tamil, Telegu, Bengali, Assamese, Kannada, Gujarati

European languages: English, French, German, Spanish

Candidates should apply online at vedacourses.com. Eligible applicants will be informed by email. Fees are due upon confirmation of acceptance into the program.

 Overview of the Certificate Course in Veda Research

A.  What is Veda – Veda is the revealed knowledge and deals with the nature of life/evolution, and the process of creation

B.  Why should one study Veda: there are three basic concepts—rishi, devata and chanda (each is one lesson)

C.  How to study Veda

D.  How long it takes to study Veda

Outline of the Syllabus (Topics)

A.  What is Veda (5 lessons)

B.  Why should one study Veda (5 lessons)

C.  How to study Veda (5 lessons)

D.  How long it takes to study Veda (5 lessons)

Diploma in Veda Research

  •  Duration of the Course: 18 months

Overview of the Diploma Course in Veda Research

A.  Meaning, nature and scope of Veda Research

B.  Dimension of Veda Research

C.  Outline of Veda Research

D.  Basic constituents of Veda Research

E.  Uniqueness of the Vedas

Outline of the Syllabus (Topics)

A.  Meaning, nature and scope of Veda Research

  1. Research on Vedas over time – what type of research on Veda has been done so far
  2. The sound vibration, concept of nada and the creation
  3. How to chant vedas (theoretical, not the learning)
  4. Is yajña a ritual?

B.  Dimension of Veda Research

  1. the 4 Vedas
  2. overview of the principal Upanishads
  3. the Brahmasutras

C.  Outline of Veda Research (Vedangas and Upangas)

  1. sikhya, the nose and the lungs of Vedas
  2. vakarana, grammar
  3. chandas, the feet of Veda
  4. mimansa
  5. nyaya, science of logic
  6. purana, Veda’s magnifying glass
  7. dharmashatra

D.  Basic constituents of Veda Research

  1. rishi
  2. devata
  3. chanda

E.  Uniqueness of the Vedas

  1. Rig Veda – 5 selective suktas
  2. Yajur Veda – suklayajur veda, krishnayajurveda
  3. Atharva Veda – 20 selective mantras
  4. Sama Veda – 20 selective mantras

Bachelor’s Degree Course in Veda Research (or can use another name in place of Bachelor’s)

  •  Duration of the Course: 3 years

Overview of the Bachelor’s Degree Course in Veda Research

A. S pecialized Study and Research of the Four Vedas

B.  Intensive Study and Research on the Major Upanishads

C.  Brahmasutra

D.  Vedangas

E.  Upangas

F.  Dharmashatra and Purana

Outline of the Syllabus (Topics)

A.  Specialized Study and Research of the Four Vedas

  1. Each student has to choose three principal Vedic chandas and select 50 mantras from each chanda for specialized study and research. A minimum of 10 mantras has to be selected from each Veda. The principal chandas are:

a.  gáyatrè

b.  jagatè

c.  virata

d.  trishtup

e.  anushtup

f.  ushnik

g.  paògkti

2.  Each student has to choose three Vedic rishis and select 25 mantras revealed by each rishi for specialized study and research. A minimum of 10 mantras has to be selected from each Veda.

3.  Each student has to choose three Vedic devatas and select 25 mantras invoked for each devata for specialized study and research. A minimum of 10 mantras has to be selected from each Veda.

B.  Intensive Study and Research on the Major Upanishads

  1. Each student has to select any three from the ten major Upanishads for specialized study and research.

C.  Brahmasutra

  1. Each student has to select any one part of Brahmasutra for intensive study and research.

D.  Vedangas

  1. nirukta
  2. jyotish (eyes of the Vedas)
  3. kalpa (the arm of the Vedas)
  4. Each student has to select any one from the six vedangas for specialized study and research.

E.  Upangas

  1. Each student has to select any one of the 18 puranas for specialized study and research; or any one of the major samhitas for specialized study and research; or any one of the nyayashastras for specialized study and research; or any one of the two major mimansa for specialized study and research

Master’s Degree Course in Veda Research (or called Post Graduate Degree)

  •  Duration of the Course: 3 years

PhD Course in Veda Research

  •  Duration of the Course: 4 years