111-year-old Madras Sanskrit College goes digital

It's the dawn of a new era at Madras Sanskrit College in Mylapore. The 111-year-old institution is finally going digital in a bid to get on with the times. On Tuesday, courses will go online, classrooms will go global and Sanskrit books will turn 'live'.

The campus will take on a virtual avatar -50,000 palm leaf manuscripts will be digitised and webcasts made possible with Sanskrit scholars around the world. "We want to engage with Sanskrit lovers of all ages and levels of knowledge," says trustee Ramesh Mahalingam. "It's what we call a total website for people at any level of Sanskrit, whether beginner or advance."...................Read more


Source: The Times of India


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