Available courses

Dharma and Niti, though separate ontological concepts, have developed inseparable long standing inter-linkages due to the prominent role of ‘Raja’ found in Dharmasastras and Puranas. The course on fundamentals of Dharmasastra and Nitisastra in first part shall discuss major concepts of both the sastras and then later on address the issue of inter-linkages between these two concepts. Special emphasis shall be given in contrasting the characteristic features of Dharma and Niti to that of the modern conceptions of Law.

This course has been offered to introduce the students with the most interesting as well challenging subject called Dharma and Nīti. The course will explore the concept of dharma with regard to the Indian philosophies, and Sastras. This course will be like a stimulus to read the texts related to Dharma and Niti and to think about their adaptations to contemporary life, legal systems and theory of governance.

Course Objectives:

  1. to develop a conceptual understanding of Dharma and Niti, relying on the original texts and interpretations of scholars trained in Indian Knowledge Traditions.
  2. to discern the epistemology of human organisation models reflected in various shastras, especially Dharma Shastra.
  3. to develop a methodology for learning texts pertaining to Dharma and Niti, through discussions and deliberations in the classroom

Learning Outcomes:

The students will be able to -

  1. Explore the idea of Dharma and Nīti .
  2. Approach Sastras to understand Dharma and Nīti systematically while using the methods of interpretation.
  3. Develop an interdisciplinary understanding between the concept of Dharma and niti

प्रस्थानत्रय्यामन्यतमं  प्रस्थानं  वर्तते  स्मृतिप्रस्थानम्। तच्च स्मृतिप्रस्थानं भागवगीता वर्तते। इयञ्च गीता अर्जुनं निमित्तीकृत्य सर्वजनसमुद्धरणाय भगवतोपदिष्टा समस्तवेदार्थसारसङ्ग्रहभूताऽपि विशिष्यवेदान्तार्थप्रधाना वर्तते इति विविधप्रमाणवचनैरवगम्यते।अस्योपरि श्रीमद्भगवत्पादशङ्कराचार्याणां भाष्यं यथावत् वेदान्तार्थावबोधकं राराजते दर्शनजगति। आनन्दगिर्याचार्यैस्तु ग्रन्थोऽयं त्रिषु काण्डेषु विभक्त:। तत्र पूर्वषट्कात्मकं पूर्वकाण्डं त्वम्पदार्थं विषयीकरोति, मध्यमकाण्डं तत्पदार्थं विषयीकरोति, अन्तिमषट्कं तु पदार्थयोरैक्यं वाक्यार्थमधिकरोति। अत्र द्वितीयवर्षस्य पाठ्यक्रमे चतुर्थे सत्रे ग्रन्थस्य चरमषट्कं पाठ्यत्वेन  निर्धारितम्।


Environmental Studies deals with major environmental concerns that have been identified as important areas where  background information is essential for a better understanding of our environment. It stresses on a balanced view of issues that affect our daily lives. These issues are related to the conflict between existing ‘development’ strategies and the need for ‘environmental conservation’. Unlike most other textbooks, it not only makes the reader better informed on these concerns, but is expected to lead him or her towards positive action to improve the environment.

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The minor course titled, ‘Social Behaviour, Economic Decision making and Social Influence ’ is offered as an introduction to social-psychological processes that will be an essential and core aspect of  application of psychological science in interdisciplinary fields such as economics, social work and change in organizations. This minor will help the students employability as they will learn to apply this knowledge in their fields. The course starts with a basic understanding of social cognition and its context sensitivity. Its often heard among psychology students, that, ‘Humans are cognitive misers’, this, we will examine in a module on social cognition. Time is a context factor that completely changes cognizing and decision making, I will introduce the thinking processes in humans  - Thinking Fast and slow: automatic and deliberate thinking in humans. Next, we will discuss the cognitive fallacies that are a hallmark of human thinking and been understood through several experiments in psychology. Finally, the course will touch on social influence, persuasion, and negotiation process. 

2. Course Objectives:

1.     To understand basic social psychological perspectives in thinking, decision making, judgements and social influence.

2.     To develop insights about the application social psychological perspectives, in interdisciplinary fields of behavioural economics, social work and policy analysis.

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The course deals with elementary calculus: differential and integral calculus. The
emphasis is on the basic techniques of differentiation and integration. Applications of calculus to
economics are discussed as thematic examples.

Department of Kala Yoga Presents


Basic programme – Carnatic Music (Vocal)

Salient features of the course:

  1. Free of cost and open to all
  2. Firm grounding of Sruti & Laya, the pillars of musical pursuit
  3. Concept of Swaras (notes)Sadhakam techniques
  4. Yoga for music
  5. Learn simple compositions
  6. A short individual/group performance on completion

Scope: enables you to pursue minor courses offered by CVV