University of Mumbai
Centre for Extra-Mural Studies
DEPARTMENT OF ARCHAEOLOGY
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Centre for Extra-Mural Studies offers you enriching learning experience... In your spare time you can learn so many things...
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Centre for Extra-Mural Studies offers you enriching learning experience... In your spare time you can learn so many things...
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Centre for Extra-Mural Studies offers you enriching learning experience... In your spare time you can learn so many things...
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❐   Certificate Course in Epigraphy

***Admission Open Now***

Medium: English

Next Batch : July 2024

On Sundays Only

Fee: Rs.6000/-

Time: 10.30 AM to 1.00 PM

Venue: Health Centre Bldg., 2nd Floor, Vidyanagari, Mumbai – 400 098.

This course will dwell on the basics of Epigraphy, learning scripts, paleography and its methods of documenting, reading, interpreting, conserving and preserving them. It will also examine the various conventions that have evolved in the last two centuries of the discipline. It will also examine definitions of various terms that are used among epigraphists to communicate with each other and used in publications. Additionally, it will try to connect the discipline with other allied disciplines of Numismatics, Cultural Studies and History for maximizing the potential as a scientific discipline. The course will cover vast ground beginning with the first antiquarian approaches, reading, interpreting, place name studies, cultural studies, sitestudies of Epigraphy as an independent discipline in its own right. It will also look extensively at the historiography of the discipline in India. Each Topic in the syllabus would require approximately two hours of teaching.

Class methodology

It will involve teaching-learning for two hours per lecture. Total sixteen Lectures and thirty two teaching-learning hours.

The self-study component will include basic field/museum visits followed by report, the writing of class-based projects and other essays.

The course shall comprise of the following Topics:

I. Introduction to Epigraphy

II. Types of Inscriptions

III. Inscriptions as a source of History

IV. Historiography of Epigraphy

V. Eras & conversions

VI. Scripts-Brahmi

VII. Kharoshthi

VIII. Granth

IX. Sharada

X. Newari

XI. Modi

XII. Case Studies / Site – Brihadishwara Rajaraja Temple Inscriptions

XIII. Women in Inscriptions

XIV. Inscriptions in Forts

XV. Inscriptions on coins