Certificate Course in Modi Script and Historical Modi (Marathi) Documents

Duration and eligibility

(4 Credits) (Level -1 Basic Course)

Duration: 3 months (Total 60 hours)

Eligibility :

  1. Higher Secondary School Certificate or Equivalent
  2. Knowledge of basic Marathi is essential (reading, writing, speaking and grammar)

Admissions Start on: 19.03.2024
Last date of admission: 28.03.2024

Flyer-Certificate Course in Modi Script and Historical Modi (Marathi) Documents

Key Points

  • Duration
    3 Months
  • Course Fee
    Rs.3000 (Rupees Three Thousand only)
  • Course Type
  • Classes Schedule
    Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  • Course Status
    Starting on 1st April 2024
  • Time
    6.30 pm to 8.30 pm


Students should be able to decipher and read Modi script, to interpret old Modi (Marathi) documents and to transcript Modi documents into Devanagari for historical research purpose after doing this course.

The student should have insight both into the theoretical and practical aspects of research methodology, research ethics as well as the quality criteria for research. Students are expected to acquire the following;

Outcome of the Modi Script course
  1. The participants will be well versed with reading and writing of the Modi script.
  2. The participants will get acquainted with the types of historical documents that are primary sources of the Maratha History.
  3. The participants will gain primary knowledge of medieval Marathi language that was used in administration in Medieval period.
  4. The participants will get knowledge of calendrical systems that were in use in Medieval Deccan.

Learning Mode and Medium:

The lectures will be on online mode and the medium of instruction will be Marathi.

Intake Capacity: 50


Course content

Sr. No




Introduction to Modi script: emergence, history, usage

5 hours


Modi Barakhadi, alphabets, Vowels, Consonants, Compound words, sentences, cursive Modi Lipi

5 hours


Reading and writing
(Std 1st to 7th Modi Vachanmala Books)

18 hours


Skills in interpreting Modi documents, Types of Modi documents, Medieval Modi abbreviations. Socio-economical condition of the medieval Maratha society. Linguistic features in Modi Marathi documents. Accounts writing and currency system in Modi Marathi documents.

15 hours


Dating methods- Shaka, Vikram Samvant, Hijri, Fasali, Shuhur, Rajyabhisheka Shaka

15 hours


Information about various archives in Maharashtra as well as in India

2 hours

Course Duration: 3 months Class Schedule: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 6.30- 8.30 pm

Contact Details:
Dr. Shantanu A. Vaidya
Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute,
Email: coordinator.modi@dcpune.ac.in

Fee Structure

Rs. 3000/- (Rupees Three Thousand only)

How to apply

1. Visit the website www.dcpune.ac.in

2. It is necessary to submit all required information in the form. After successful registration, click on “Online admission” option and fill in the form.

3. Please send the admission form with all necessary documents and payment details on admission@dcpune.ac.in

List of Enclosures

  • H.S.C. or equivalent certificate

Exam Structure

A written examination of 100 marks will be conducted at the end of the course.

Terms of Passing

After evaluation of the written examination the results will be declared in ‘Grade’ based on the marks obtained. The grades and the marks corresponding to them are as below:












Less than 50