• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Sanskrit

Sanskrit is spoken in a surprising number of traditional schools, ashrams and colleges throughout India, but especially in holy centres and pilgrimage sites in the North. In addition, there is a small but growing community of Sanskrit speakers outside India. This two-week residential course, run intensively over the Australian summer, will give students immersion experience in Spoken Sanskrit. Students will acquire basic facility with introoductory conversational patterns, and will improve their aural comprehension through story telling, and their pronunciation through chanting and singing.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. Fluency in basic conversational patterns.

2. High level of comprehension in basic conversational patterns.

3. Accuracy in prounciation in recitation of subhashitas (verses).

4. Intermediate level of aural comprehesion of simple spoken narratives.

Indicative Assessment

Participation (10%) (LO 1,2,3,4)

Conversation test (30%) (LO 1)

Subhashita test (30%) (LO 3)

Aural comprehension test (30%) (LO 4)

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Six contact hours, five days per week, for two weeks  =total 60 hours contact

Conversation test

Subhashita test

Aural comprehension test

Written assignment

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed SKRT1003.

You will need to contact the School of Culture History and Language to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Subhashita Manjari (S.Das)

Little Red Book of Sanskrit Paradigms (M.Taylor)


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1164
2004 $1926
2005 $2190
2006 $2190
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2004 $2916
2005 $3234
2006 $3240
2007 $3240
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
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Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1785 07 Feb 2016 12 Feb 2016 12 Feb 2016 19 Feb 2016 In Person N/A

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