♣ Training Programme on Deciphering, preparing critical edition of unpublished medical Manuscripts

Brief Description of the Programme
FRLHT is embarking on conducting a Training programme on deciphering, preparing critical edition of unpublished medical Manuscripts. This programme is targeted towards those who are genuinely interested in knowing more about ancient Indian medical heritage, especially the literary aspect, its preservation and propagation.

Details of the Course
We are happy to inform that the “The training programme on deciphering and preparing critical edition of unpublished medical manuscripts” is going to be held starting from 19th of August 2010 to 7th October 2010 at FRLHT campus. This course is for 5 days a week starting at 10.00 am to 5.00 pm( saturday and sunday holiday). It is compulsory to attend the course without any break except on any special case with prior notification to our Institute.

Those who wish to attend the programme (who have not applied so far) need to send in their application on or before 20th july 2010 as there are only limited slots available(only 25 seats) and candidates will be selected on a merit and first come first serve basis at the discretion of our Institute. The detailed programme schedule will be intimated shortly. Your kind cooperation is solicited.

Brief focus of the Course

  1. Training in different ancient scripts used in medical mss like Grantha, Malayalam, Sharada and Newari.
  2. Training in Manuscriptology with focus on medical manuscripts
  3. A specific medical manuscript (or part thereof) will be given to each of the candidates and will be trained in deciphering, editing, and if possible translating the same into certain language(s).

Eligibility criteria

  1. Curators / Researchers of various institutions having manuscripts collections
  2. Lecturers / Faculty members of various colleges of Ayurveda
  3. Students / Researchers / Practitioners of Ayurveda who have completed BAMS Degree and are interested in research work
  4. Others who do not fall under any of the above categories, but having genuine interest in the present topic and who apply and obtain prior written permission from FRLHT to attend the course

Facilities provided

  • Those selected to attend the training programme will be provided free boarding and lodging and other basic facilities at the campus of FRLHT.
  • Course material specifically prepared for this purpose will be provided to all the participants free of cost.
  • Those selected to participate will be considered to be ‘On duty’ from the respective institutions, and attendance certificate to that effect will be given by FRLHT.
  • Travelling allowance (limited to II AC Train fare) to and from the location of the course will be reimbursed to participants on producing documentary evidence of the same.
  • A participation certificate will be given to those who complete the course successfully.
  • Participants will be assessed for quality and quantity of efforts they put in to learn and understand the contents of the course and the top three participants will be given special prizes and certificates of merit.

Conduct expected of the attendees of the Course

  • Attendees of the course are expected to have genuine interest in the course.
  • They are expected to approach the topic with sincerity and seriousness.
  • All the classes are to compulsorily attended by all candidates who have been selected for the same. Permission to skip classes will be granted only in deserving cases or emergencies at the sole discretion of the Chief Coordinator of the course.
  • Discontinuation of the course midway is strictly prohibited.
  • Candidates are expected to maintain decorum and dignity during the entire period of the course.

Further opportunities of the attendees of the Course

  • Attendees of the course who successfully complete the course and show exceptional talent and inclination in deciphering medical manuscripts and preparing critical editions etc will be considered for employment in FRLHT.
  • Efforts will also be made to get placements for such candidates in prestigious institutions in India or abroad.

How to Apply:
Candidates interested in attending the course are to download the application form given below and register for the course by sending the same by email as well as by post along with the endorsement of the head of the institution stating that the institution will spare the services of the candidate for the duration of course (two months) in the prescribed proforma.

Pl. Note:  The confirmed and registered participants(out station) should make themselves available on 18th August 2010 at FRLHT campus.

For Further Details Contact:
Dr.M.A.Alwar
Coordinator,
Medical Manuscript Training Programme
FRLHT, BANGALORE
Telefax: 080-28562948
Email: m.a.alwar@gmail.com

Application Form

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