International Centre for Distance
Education in Vedas (I.C.D.E.V)
The aim of Veda-Sansthan is to
propagate Vedas. The Sansthan is determined to achieve
this by providing study material at home. It is setting up an
international centre for this purpose. It will endeavour to present
Vedas in an easy and simple way related to present problems. The
following Certificate and Diploma courses are to be started soon
Courses (Vedas, Veda as science, Vedic jyotish,
Vedic environment (Paryavarana), Vedic Mantra-Chikitsa and
Vedic Vastu-Shastra etc.)
One year P.G.
Diploma course in Vedas (P.G.D.V.I)
Advanced P.G. Diploma course in Vedas (P.G.D.V.II)
course in old Vedic-materials.
ancient Indian languages (Sanskrit, Pali, Prakrit, Apbhramsh)
(5) Courses will be
made available online (Internet).
Each certificate course will consist of two Papers.
One Paper will cover 16 lessons (Certificate/Diploma). It will be a
distance Education Programme. Contact Programme will also be arranged
for the learners. Students will choose the medium of instruction:
Recognition of the Courses
Vedas are the great ancient cultural heritage of mankind which
propagates the doctrine of 'universal brotherhood'. Vedas are not
only the most ancient scriptures available but are also a treasure house
of the revelations of mankind's great, realised souls that have been
offering solutions to the riddles, perplexities and curiosities of
various aspects of life through all ages. The need is to study and teach
will be within reach of every human being through internet and postal
services. Learners will be awarded with a Certificate/Diploma after the
completion of the Course.
be to affiliate them with Open Universities.
Utility of the Courses
The above-mentioned Courses will benefit the
(a) For non-Sanskrit-speaking students, Certificate
Course will be useful in providing first hand knowledge of Vedas.
(b) For the people who want to adopt it as a
profession, Certificate Courses will be useful related to particular
area of Vedas.
(c) For the Sanskrit-knowing people, who want
indepth study of Vedas, Diploma Courses will be useful. They will
be awarded degree in Vedas.
(d) To become certified purohitas these
Courses will be useful
(1) To become more efficient purohitas,
Diploma I will be more useful.
(2) To become purohitas, Diploma I is
(3) Diploma I and II are recommended for all the
purohitas to achieve perfection in their work.
Three years are needed to make this centre independent. The
expenditure will be as follows
(1) Initial expenditure
(2) Concurrent expenditutre
(3) Recurring amount
(4) To pay
Approximately Rs. 1,00,000 have been spent on this.
As more assistance will be received, courses will be made available
Courses to be
Distance Education programmes will be started soon-
(1) Certificate Course of six months on Vedas.
(2) Certificate Course of six months on Vedic
(3) Certificate Course of six months on Vedic
(4) Diploma I of one year on Vedic Vanmaya.
Six months Certificate Courses on Sanskrit, Pali and Vedic Jyotish to be
Details of the
100 verses have been selected from all the four
Vedas in Certificate Courses. They are mostly from the mandalas
of Rg-veda and from the collections of the main Rishis.
Verses or kandika have been selected from the Chapters of Yajur-veda
or from the kandas of Atharva-veda. Some such verses from
Samaveda have been selected which are not found in Rgveda.
Some are choosen from Kanva-Yajur-veda,
Yajur-veda Samhita and Peppalada. Atharva-veda.
will consist of following topics
Diploma I - First paper - Elements of Vedic
Sanskriti and Sabhyata.
- Itivritta of Vedic-Sahitya
Third paper - Vedic Vanmaya I - An Introduction of
Rg-veda with some selected verses for study.
- Vedic Vanmaya II - Introduction of Yajur, Sama
and Atharva Vedas with some description.
Diploma II - First paper - Yajur-vediya
Brahman, Aaranyakas, Upanishads.
- Itara-vediya Brahmans, Aaranyakas, Upanishads.
Third paper - Vedanga and Purv-mimansa
- Indepth study of a seer's verses (like, Madhuchandah)
Applications are invited for registration in the
above-mentuned Courses and Prospectus of the Centre.