New Delhi :
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Indore) has introduced a unique course to impart mathematical and scientific knowledge in Sanskrit for students. “Understanding Classical Scientific Texts of India in an Immersive Sanskrit Environment”, titled course was started to in a bid to expose the present generation to ancient knowledge. The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)-sponsored quality improvement programme began on August 22 and will continue till October 2 with a total of 62 hours of online classes, said an official.
Participants to Research, Innovate, Study and Teach –
“Ancient texts of India, originally composed in Sanskrit, have a rich heritage of mathematical and scientific knowledge and the present generation is unaware of this. We started this course to make them aware of this ancient knowledge in Sanskrit itself. The course will inspire participants to research, innovate, study and teach mathematics and science in Sanskrit, “said professor Neelesh Kumar, officiating director of IIT, Indore. It is again in line with the vision of NEP 2020, said the Education Minister. Many new innovations are to be implemented in the way to upgrade the Education Policy.