Sanskrit 1

Course code: SAN-01

Teaching method: in presence and  online (live streaming)
Titles released: completion certificate
Course language: Italian
Hours: Monday 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Duration: 2023 October 16 – 2024 May, 27 (28 lessons – 42 hours)
Limited enrollment: up to 20 participants
Academic fees: starting from € 245 per semester

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Access to the first year is free and no pre-requisite is requested.

– Ability to read a text in Sanskrit and in devanāgarī
– Knowledge of the most important grammatical structures of Sanskrit language;
– Ability to understand and transita a short text in the original language;
– Knowledge of the basic vocabulary.


The course aims to introduce students to a step by step learning of the most important grammatical structure of Sanskrit. After an introduction to Sanskrit language and devanāgarī alfhabet, lessons will focus on Sanskrit phonetic system, nouns and verbs, up to some initial remarks on syntax. Through the Sanskrit grammar exercises which can be found in the textbook, at the end of the course students will be able to read in devanāgarī, and they will also be able to read and translate sentences and short passages into Italian.
The course will be held in classroom. However, participants who had requested it in the online subscription to the course, may join a virtual classroom and follow the lessons remotely, through a link given by the IISC. Lessons in streaming will be recorded and will stay available for the students to see for a week.


It is of the utmost importance that students have their textbooks since the first day of classes:

1. A. Aklujkar, Corso di Sanscrito, adattamento italiano a cura di R. Torella e C. Mastrangelo, Milano, Hoepli 2011.
2. J.S. Speyer, Sanskrit Syntax, Delhi 1973.
3. Excerpts (provided by the instructor) of Sanskrit texts.


Students who have attended at least 75% of class hours may obtain a course completion certificate.


Upon the completion of the course, students who have attended at lest the 75% of class hours, may access the course Sanskrit 2.



First lesson 2023 October, 16
Last lesson 2024 May, 27
No class days 2023 October, 30
2023 December, 25
2024 January, 1
2024 April, 1
2024 April, 29


The total amount of the course fees is of € 490.


There are two methods of payment:

1) Preferred method

Amount Deadline
Registration Fee € 200 Upon the inscription
Full year tuition fee € 290 By October 31

2) Payment by installments

Amount Deadline
Registration Fee € 200 Upon the inscription
First Semester Tuition Fee € 199 By October 31
Second Semester Tuition Fee € 199 By January 31

Payment can be made:

  1. In cash, at the administrative office (by appointment)
  2. By cheque, at the administrative office (by appointment)
  3. By Bank transfer, with the following details:
    • Name of the account holder: Associazione culturale Istituto Italiano di Studi Classici
    • IBAN: IT 80 W 02008 05013 000103893909
    • Reason for Transfer: Course code + Name and Surname of the student
    • Bank: Unicredit, Agenzia 6, Via Ugo Ojetti 149 Roma

The fee includes all the classroom activities (lessons and intensive lessons), administration fees and the use of the facilities available in the learning centre. There are no exam fees.

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