With the dawn of 21st Century, New horizons
have been emerging in the field of education.
Introduction of various innovative designs, ICTtools and
new teaching methodology have paved the way for
ravamping the whole scenario. The effloresence breathes
with immense possibilities.
Distance Education is one of the major emerging
areas in the realm of education. It has revolutioned the
system for dissemination of knowledge. The purpose of
distance education is to make education available to all those who are aspiring
for specialization or attainment of skills in various disciplines.
Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan (Deemed University under Ministry of
Human Resource Development, Govt. of India) is a premier institution in the
field of higher learning in Sanskrit. The University has been recognized by the
Distance Education Bureau (DEB) of India to run distance education
programme for various traditional and new courses. The Mukta Svadhyaya
Peetham (Institute of Distance Education) established for the purpose of
running this programme under Sansthan has taken initiatives in right direction
to launch various courses in distance education mode. I am confident that this
will attract large number of citizens and knowledge seekers from various strata
of society and will also help in re-organizing the traditional system of Sanskrit
Direct contact with the teacher has been sine qua none in gurukul
paddhati. In the distance mode, this contact is made possible through new
devices for communication. The very name given to the distance education
institute by the Sansthan i.e. Mukta Svadhyaya Peetham not only underlines the
policy of opening the gates of shastric Sanskrit education for all, it also brings
out the endeavours and initiatives to be taken for bridging the gaps and filling
lacunae. The Institute is committed to maintain high standards and excellence.
Sanskrit is being meticulously developed as a medium of instruction in the self
learning materials prepared by the M.S.P. I am happy to know that in the first
year itself we got encouraging responce from public. I strongly believe that
with the five year's experience the M.S.P. will approach the learners more
effectively. I also hope that more number of students will be benefited in this
academic session. Hearty welcome and good wishes for the all new entrants.
PROF. PARAMESHWARA NARAYANA SHASTRY