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Master of Arts – MA (Sanskrit)

Offered by:

1. School of Linguistics & Literary Studies

Specialization:

Duration:

Two years (Four Semesters)

Eligibility :

A minimum of 65% in the relevant Undergraduate Program from any reputed College/University

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Email: admissions@cvv.ac.in

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Description:

The MA (Sanskrit) degree at Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth is an innovative programme that aims to upgrade the conventional post graduate courses in Sanskrit and Sanskrit Studies, by offering traditional śāstraic topics along with their contemporary counterparts.

The emphasis of the MA programme is on enabling students to be equally comfortable in the roles the pundit and the modern academician. Our courses are taught with particular attention to demonstrating the continuities as well as differences between traditional and current disciplines, to give students a realistic grip of the relevance of ancient knowledge. We also aim to foster critical thinking in our students, and encourage them to develop an inclination for quality research.

Course Structure

Eligibility Criteria

Aspirants with any undergraduate degree and adequate Sanskrit knowledge are eligible to apply for the MA Sanskrit (Applied Indic Knowledge Systems) program. There is no age limit to apply for this program. Further –

  • Applicants should have studied Sanskrit as a subject in their Undergraduate program
  • Students with familiarity of Sanskrit either from high school or other non-formal means will be considered, if they demonstrate satisfactory knowledge of spoken and written Sanskrit

Programme Duration

The MA Sanskrit (Applied Indic Knowledge Systems) programme consist of four semesters spread over two years. Under exceptional circumstances if a student is unable to earn the required number of credits for the award of degree they will be given an extension of up to one year to do so.


Course Offered

 

Students must successfully complete courses amounting to 72 credits to be awarded their degree. The courses are offered in 3 modes: Foundation, Core and Elective.

Foundation

 

6 courses, 18 credits

Core

 

9 courses, 38 credits

Electives

 

6 courses, 18 credits

Foundation courses are designed to:

  • give a clear understanding of caturdaśa vidyāsthāna (achieved through the ‘Indian Knowledge Systems 1 & 2’ courses)
  • to stress on the importance of research and encourage learners to strive for excellence in research
  • introduce Sanskrit literature through the works of great poets (achieved through the ‘Sanskrit literature – An Appreciative Enquiry’ course)
  • give an overview of major principles in Bharatiya Darshanas (achieved through the ‘Indic Philosophy – Foundational Principles’ course)

The purpose of Core courses is:

  • to teach writing skills in Sanskrit (achieved by the ‘Advanced Functional Sanskrit’ course)
  • equip learners to understand the language of classical texts in Sanskrit (achieved by the ‘Sanskrit Grammer’ course)
  • to give learners exposure to diverse elements of Sanskrit literature, specifically poetry and drama
  • to emphasize the philosophy of Indian life as seen through the Upaniṣads
  • to encourage the students to look at the laukika śāstra-s, such as Arthashastra, from different perspectives

Elective courses are designed to allow interdisciplinary exploration, so that learners can pursue their own interests and goals by creating a learning programme of their choice. They are available in 4 streams:

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Culture, Literature, Aesthetics, Poetics
  • Human Sciences (Social Science, Economics, History & Political Science)
  • Ethics, Law and Governance
  • Philosophy Psychology and Yoga

In addition, students must also complete three mandatory courses: ‘Seva’, ‘Yoga and ‘Ayurveda’. These are zero-credit courses designed to give students an impetus towards self-development and personality growth.


Programme Structure

The semester-wise break-up of courses is as given below:

Overall Credit Requirements (Targeted)

74

Contact Hours

69

Credits for Semester 1

19

Credits for Semester 2

20

Credits for Semester 3

20

Credits for Semester 4

15

Credits for Foundation Courses
(F Category) (6 courses)

18

30.26%

Credits for Core Courses (C Category)
(9 courses)

38

42.10%

Credits for Elective Courses (E Category)
(6 courses)

18

27.63%

 

SEMESTER 1

Course Name

Category

Credits

Contact hours/week

Indic Knowledge Systems – I

F

4

4

Philosophy of Life – Perspectives from Upaniṣads

C

3

3

Literature & Aesthetics – Padya & Campū

C

4

4

Sanskrit Grammar – Kāraka & Samāsa

C

4

4

Vāgvyavahārādarśaḥ – A Guide for Sanskrit Transaction

C

4

4

   

19

19

 

 

SEMESTER 2

Course Name

Category

Credits

Contact hours/week

Indic Knowledge Systems – II

F

2

4

Poetics – A study on Literary Concepts

C

4

4

Indic Philosophy – Foundational Principles

F

4

4

Sanskrit Rūpakam – An Applied Perspective

C

3

3

Learning Through Research

F

1

1

Independent Study Course

C

3

1

Elective 1

E

3

3

   

20

20

 

 

SEMESTER 3

Course Name

Category

Credits

Contact hours/week

Research Methods and TheoryI

F

3

4

Sanskrit Literature – An Appreciative Enquiry

F

4

4

Artha & Kāma – Readings from Kauṭilya and Vātsyāyana

C

4

4

Elective 2

E

3

3

Elective 3

E

3

3

Elective 4

E

3

3

   

20

21

 

SEMESTER 4

Course Name

Category

Credits

Contact hours/week

Elective 5

F

3

3

Elective 6

F

3

3

Course Dissertation

C

9

3

   

15

9

 

 

Electives are divided into five streams

1. Language and Linguistics

2. Culture, Literature, Aesthetics, Poetics

3. Human Sciences (Social Science, Economics, History & Political Science)

4. Ethics, Law and Governance

5. Philosophy Psychology and Yoga

 


Exit Criteria

To be eligible for the award of the MA degree, students must satisfy the criteria listed below.

  •     Students must get a P grade or above (grade point 4 or above) in all foundation courses, core courses, and in at list six elective courses.
  •     At the end of 4 semesters, students must have successfully earned at least 72 credits.
  •     At the end of 6 semesters, students must have a CGPA of 5.5 or above.
  •     In addition, students must have met the completion requirements for all the self-immersion courses.

Programme Fee

 

  •     INR 1,50,000 per annum for Residential students
  •     INR 50,000 per annum for Day-Scholars
  •     USD 3,500 per annum for International Residential Students

Caution Deposit and Semester 1 Fee

Every candidate selected for admission at Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth will be required to deposit an amount of INR 10,000 towards caution deposit and the first semester programme fees in order to confirm his/her offer of admission by the acceptance deadline as specified in the offer letter.

Caution Deposit for International Students - USD 240


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