NM Short Term Courses

NM Short Term Courses

Theme: Introduction to Brahmi Script

Objectives of the course: The Brahmi script is one of the two earliest scripts prevalent in the Indian subcontinent, Kharoshthi being the other. The Mauryan emperor Ashok used this script to spread his message of Dhamma across the subcontinent. The same script, albeit with some modifications was used by the succeeding kings of different dynasties to record their donations and notifications in public spaces. Knowledge of the script thus opens a plethora of information on Ancient India. This certificate course is the step forward to gain access to the original information stored in the numerous inscriptions across the subcontinent.

Learning outcomes: The course, spread over five sessions will be an introduction to ancient writing system, their application and later development of script. The course also intends to introduce students to read and decipher basic words written in Brahmi script, while also attempting at reading Brahmi numerals.

Course conducted by

Assistant Professor Abhijit  Dandekar

 

Duration of Course

 

5 days (October 26th  – 30th 2020)

Timings

4:00 pm- 5:00 pm

 

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

20 years and above can apply for the course.

 

Total number of seats

 

35 only

Certificate

 

 

Certificate would be given against 100 percent attendance only.

 

Course fee:

Students

Rs. 1000/-

National Museum Volunteers

Rs. 500/-

NGos (students funded by NGOs)

Free

Others

Rs. 2000/-

 

Course Conducted through : GoogleMeet

Course outline

Topics

Date

Introduction to the various writing systems and their classification

26th October

·         Application of the diacritical marks and orthography of conjuncts.

27th October

·         Practice Session- reading and decipherment of words written in Brahmi script- reading a couple of Ashokan numerals.

28th October

·         Brahmi numerals

29th October

·         Overview of the development of the Bragmi script through space and time. Intrpduction to later development of the script.

30th October

 

Please email your complete application at: educationnationalmuseum@gmail.com

 

 

Applications will be accepted on first-come, first-served basis.

Last date for submission of applications: October 21st 2020

 

 

IMPORTANT:

 

Team National Museum will share the payment details only when your seat is confirmed.

Please email your complete application form with draft number at: educationnationalmuseum@gmail.com Applications will be accepted on first-come, first-served basis. Last date for submission of applications: 

Application Form for National Museum Certificate Course

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