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Diploma in Indology (Online/Regular)

Course Duration

2 Semesters
(1 Year)

Eligibility Criteria

Certificate programme – Interested students in Art and Dance.

Diploma programme – Students should have passed 10th grade or must be 16 years and above of age.

Overview

In this course, a strong background in Indology will be built upon by providing deeper knowledge of important aspects of India in its historical, societal, cultural and literary contexts. Detailed knowledge will be imparted regarding Hindu, Buddhist and Jaina traditions and the intellectual history of India. Students will also gain a comprehensive overview of certain areas of the performing and visual arts as well as of Indian literature.

Course Curriculum

01Unit 1:

  • PREHISTORIC AND PROTOHISTORIC CULTURES IN INDIA

02Unit 2:

  • HISTORY OF ANCIENT INDIA

03Unit 3:

  • SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS IN ANCIENT INDIA

04Unit 4:

  • HISTORY OF INDIAN RELIGIOUS LITERATURE- SANSKRIT AND PALI

01Unit 1:

  • INDIAN RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY

02Unit 2:

  • ART AND ARCHITECTURE

03Unit 3:

  • INDIAN ARCHEOLOGY & EPIGRAPHY

04Unit 4:

  • ANCIENT INDIAN WISDOM

05Unit 5:

  • Long association of India with the South East Asian countries
  • Indian influence on Burma, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Cambodia
  • Political achievements of Indian rulers in the South East Asian countries
  • Appreciate the art and architectural remains in the South East Asian countries

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

After the successful completion of the course, the student should

PEO-1

know the exact cultural sequence of the country and understand the origin and development of social norms

PEO-2

know the tangible and intangible heritage of India

PEO-3

trace the origin and development of Indian religion and philosophy from the earliest times till date

PEO-4

trace the origin and development of art and architecture.

PEO-5

understand the importance of Natyshastra and Indian aesthetics

PEO-6

think logically and critically when the matters related to this sphere will have to be handled in his life

Programme Outcomes (POs)

After the successful completion of the prescribed course-work, the students will be able to

PO 1

Read, write and express clearly about ancient Indian history, culture and archaeology

PO 2

Understand the studies in ancient Indian history and culture from all the perspectives without any bias

PO 3

Elucidate the origin and development of Indian art, architecture and iconography

PO 4

Comprehend the cultural contacts of ancient India with other Asian countries

PO 5

Understand thoroughly the origin and development of the social norms in ancient India

Career Opportunities

The academic programme in Indology serves as an academic qualification for occupational fields in and outside universities. Occupational fields can be found at universities and, in museums, libraries and cultural establishments as well as in publishing, journalism and tourism and also work with migrants. In addition to this, combinations of Indology with other philological and general courses of study, such as Religious Studies, Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Modern Indian Studies, Law or Economics, throws open new possibilities in the emerging fields of cultural diplomacy, occupation in higher learning centres as well as in free enterprise and politics.
Application Fee
  • Indian / SAARC Nationals₹ 1000
  • NRI Fee₹ 2000
  • Foreign NationalsUS$ 50
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