Krishnamurthy Kesavan

  • Part-time Instructor


Classics Department
Cathedral of Learning

I have been teaching Sanskrit at the University since 2001. I teach Sanskrit I in the Fall and Sanskrit II in the Spring semesters. I have taught advanced courses Sanskrit III and IV    on occasion.

I also have taught courses in the Tamil language at the University under the Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL) program.

Off-campus, I conduct free classes to anyone interested in learning Sanskrit.  On weekends, I arrange and conduct sessions in advanced Sanskrit readings and discussions.  In these sessions, a wide range of topics are covered: the epics, Hindu religious philosophy, the Upanishads, Bhagavadgita, general classical literature, including prose and poetry, and devotional hymns.

Education & Training

  • Ph. D., Nuclear Science & Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1978
  • M, S., Nuclear Science & Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1967
  • B, Sc. (Engg), Banaras Hindu University, 1963