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Why this course?

India produced significant accomplishments in mathematics, astronomy and science, but they find no mention or very scanty mention in any school or college syllabus. Have you heard of the Ujjain Meridian that was used by Indians for two thousand years before Greenwich Meridian. So why does India and the world use Greenwich mean time?We hear about Archimedes principle or Newton’s laws. Why are no scientific theorems or mathematical formulae or equations named after Aryabhata or Bhaskara or Madhava? Surely they had significant accomplishments for ISRO to name satellites in their honour. This course will dwell upon these questions and explain how Indian mathematicians incorporated Poetry, Wordplay, Bhakti, Skepticism, and Romance into their science.It will teach us how Sanskrit was used for writing mathematics andhow other ancient civilizations like Sumeria, Egypt, China, Greeks, Mayans accomplished in their times.

Important note: This is a self paced course. Here, you can access the videos  as per your convenience, from anywhere, any time. No regular live sessions by the instructor will be happening that you have to attend in allotted time and date.


Course Information

Duration: 8 hours
Level: Introductory
Medium: English
Delivery: Online
Contact Details: cis@indusuni.ac.in


What you will learn

①  An introduction to Sanskrit and its use as a language of science
② The origins of Indian astronomy and mathematics
③ How numbers are represented in Sanskrit
④ TheAstronomy and Mathematics of Ancient Civilizations like Sumeria, Egypt, China, Greek, and Mayan
⑤ The origin and development of Mathematics and Astronomy in India in four eras, namely: Vedic Era, Vedanga Era, Era of 18 Siddhantas,Classical Era


What you will get

① Videos of high quality, of around 8 hours, instructed by R. Gopu.
② Reference materials such as online links and books for further study.
③ Quizzes that will make you learn faster and more thoroughly.
④ A certificate from Indus University on successful completion of the course.
⑤ Interactive sessions with the instructor.

Refund Policy: Since these courses are available at subsidised rates, there is no provision for refund once you have enrolled for a course. In case you are not able to attend the course due to any unforeseen circumstances, we can accommodate you in a different course in lieu of the course you originally enrolled for.


Course Curriculum

Lesson 1: Languages of Science
1.1. Roots of Algebra 00:00:00
1.2. Indian Mathematicians 00:00:00
1.3. Eurocentric Mathematics 00:00:00
1.4. Terms of Modern Science 00:00:00
1.5. Mathematics and Astronomy 00:00:00
1.6. Poetry in Mathematics 00:00:00
Quiz 1: Indian Mathematics and Astronomy Unlimited
Lesson 2: An Introduction to Astronomy
2.1. Basic Concepts 00:00:00
2.2. History of Modern Astronomy 00:00:00
2.3. The Spherical Earth 00:00:00
2.4. Nakshatras 00:00:00
2.5. Eclipses 00:00:00
Quiz 2: Indian Mathematics and Astronomy Unlimited
Lesson 3: Numbers in Sanskrit
3.1. Representing Numbers 00:00:00
3.2. Bhutasankhya 00:00:00
3.3. Katapayadi 00:00:00
3.4. Place Value System 00:00:00
Quiz 3: Indian Mathematics and Astronomy Unlimited
Lesson 4: Vedic Era
4.1. Overview 00:00:00
4.2. Calendar 00:00:00
4.3. Mathematics 00:00:00
4.4. Astronomy 00:00:00
Quiz 4: Indian Mathematics and Astronomy Unlimited
Lesson 5: Astronomy and Mathematics of Ancient Cultures
5.1. Overview 00:00:00
5.2. Sumeria 00:00:00
5.3. Egypt 00:00:00
5.4. Greece 00:00:00
5.5. Mayan 00:00:00
5.6. Chinese 00:00:00
Quiz 5: Indian Mathematics and Astronomy Unlimited
Lesson 6: Vedangas
6.1. Oral Tradition 00:00:00
6.2. Vyaakarna 00:00:00
6.3. Chandas 00:00:00
6.4. Shulba Sutras 00:00:00
6.5. Jyotisha 00:00:00
Quiz 6: Indian Mathematics and Astronomy Unlimited
Lesson 7: 18 Siddhantas
7.1. The Principles 00:00:00
7.2. Trigonometry 00:00:00
7.3. Planetary Movements 00:00:00
7.4. Schools of Jyotisha 00:00:00
Quiz 7: Indian Mathematics and Astronomy Unlimited
Lesson 8: Classical Period
8.1. Brief History of Astronomy 00:00:00
8.2. Prayers and Playfulness 00:00:00
8.3. Mathematics of Aryabhatta 00:00:00
8.4. Mathematics of Brahmagupta 00:00:00
8.5. Mathematics of Mahavira 00:00:00
8.6. Manuj Grantham 00:00:00
8.7. Kerala School 00:00:00
Quiz 8: Indian Mathematics and Astronomy Unlimited