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Dharma Perspectives from the Ramayana

Offered by:

1. School of Ethics, Governance, Culture & Social Systems

Specialization:

Indian Ethics

Duration:

45 hours over 15 weeks

Eligibility :

18 years old and above; should know at least the simplest version of the Valmiki Ramayana

For More Information and to apply:

Email: admissions@cvv.ac.in

Admissions Toll-free:
1800-270-4888 or 75588 96000

Description:

“धर्ममूलमिदं जगत्, धर्मो रक्षति रक्षितः” is the slogan used by many Indian philosophers which states that Dharma is the substratum of the Universe. Those who follow Dharma will reap its benefits. Here, the word Dharma does not refer to the codes of conduct of any particular religion but is used in a broader sense as acknowledged in the Honourable Supreme Court statement that says ‘Dharma is that which upholds, nourishes or supports the stability of the society, maintains the social order and secures the general well-being and progress of mankind’. It is the binding factor that enhances sustainability and the welfare of society. It also helps in the overall personality development of an individual.

This course will enable the aspirants to understand the concept of Dharma in the light of Valmiki Ramayana.

Course Structure

Schedule

Classes will be held twice a week for 1.5 hours for 15 weeks (45 hours in total)
Start Week: 28 Sep – 03 Oct 2020
Session Timing: 

  • Tuesday: 3.30 – 5.00 pm
  • Saturday: 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Workshop Objectives

Aims

This workshop aims at teaching the concepts of Dharma, its components, its intricacies and its relevance through the lens of the Ramayana so that the participants can understand its complex features with ease and can apply these values for the betterment of their personality. The workshop has been designed in a way that it can inspire participants by educating them on the Dharmic principles which have been followed through the ages and their relevance in contemporary society.

Outcomes

  • Students will know the concept of dharma, its working model, its impact on oneself and society.
  • Students will have clarity on the Dharma of an individual, to be followed in any given circumstances and at various stages of life.
  • Students will be aware of doing the right thing even during testing times.

Workshop Structure

Pedagogy

This workshop will mostly consist of online lectures based on the reading material. Some multimedia components will be included for better understanding. The student is expected to participate actively in the classes.  


Evaluation Pattern 

The evaluation has multiple components to foresee the steady growth of the students in understanding Dharma.  


Scores

Item

Marks allocation

Assignments

20%

Project

20%

Individual Presentation

10%

Final Exam

50%


Certification

A Certificate of Participation will be awarded to those who complete the requirements of all the segments of the workshop.


Fees

INR 6000 (inclusive of GST)


Course Instructors

Dr. L. Sampath Kumar is an Assistant Professor and Head of CVV’s School of Linguistics and Literary Studies, Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, Ernakulam.  He holds a Ph.D. in the field of Lexicography. He is proficient in teaching Vedic Literature, Sāhitya, Alaṅkāra and Itihāsa.
 

Dr. K.E. Gopala Desikan is an Assistant Professor in CVV’s School of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Heritage (PPSH) at Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, Ernakulam. He has a Ph.D. in Nyaya, a branch of Indian Philosophy. At CVV he has been teaching courses on Darśanas, Dharmaśāstras and Itihāsas.


Refund Policy

Timeline for cancellation

Refund Status*

3 days before the workshop begins

100% of the registration fee (less administrative fee)

1 week into the workshop

50% of the registration fee (less administrative fee)

10 days into the workshop

No refund

*All refunds are subject to an administrative fee (10% of the registration fee).


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