International Sanskrit Examination Resource

Welcome to the International Sanskrit Examination Resource (ISER)

This site provides Sanskrit resources and practical support for all students worldwide who wish to study Sanskrit in a systematic and enjoyable way.   The courses start with the understanding of simple Sanskrit sentences, and lead step by step to the reading and understanding of original texts. Our traditional approach also shows the systematic, scientific nature of the Sanskrit language.

The course materials are ideal preparation for the examinations provided by the University of Cambridge International Examinations.  These international examinations are primarily for students of 16 years of age, but are available to students of all ages.  The qualifications are recognised by universities world-wide.

Resources for:

Sanskrit IGCSE® (International General Certificate of Secondary Education)  - click here

OVERVIEW OF IGCSE - click here

COMMUNICATIONS: Want regular news & updates? Let us know: ISER  

QUESTIONS? It can help if you supply this information in your email: Help.

VISITS: If your school would like a visit from us to discuss the teaching of Sanskrit and/or for a presentation to the students about the values inherent in the language, please contact:


  Listen to IGCSE Bhagavad Gita verses: YouTube         List of verses

Chapter 1 Epic Civilisation for IGCSE: YouTube       Overview

Latest News and Site Updates

13.08.20:       Provisional IGCSE exam dates 2021:

06.07.20:       For 2020 news, see:      

22.12.19:       Join a highly recommended class in April 2020: new London class

07.08.19:       Updated Supplementary IGCSE Literature Study booklet created for students who are at an early stage of their studies. This gives extra help with the simplest stories. click here

13.6.19:         NEW Two Year Self Study Course Booklet, including links to videos and MP3s 



Last site update:23/9/20

This website is supported by 'Sanskrit @ St James' which is part of Independent Educational Association Limited. Registered in England no. 1222329  Charity no. 270156.  Any data supplied through this site will be held by St James Independent Schools (IEAL), and those acting on their behalf, for administration purposes only. For more details visit &