KARNATAKA, INDIA, August 5, 2013 (The Hindu): In an effort to draw more people to learn Sanskrit, Karnataka Sanskrit University has framed new textbooks to make learning easier for about 45,000 students across the State, from high school level to post-graduation.
University Vice-Chancellor Mallepuram G. Venkatesh said that the change had been made for reaching out to more students. He said that the revised textbooks will particularly help dispel the fear of Sanskrit grammar among students. He said that the university had not sacrificed quality in the process.
Dean-Language Faculty, Srinivasa Varakhedi, said that modern and scientific methodology had been followed while reframing the textbooks. There were more color graphics and there was a greater emphasis on objective type and short answer exercises, rather than long, descriptive passages. "Once these changes are brought about, Karnataka would be a model to Sanskrit pathashalas throughout the country," he said.