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B.A. (Hons.) Sanskrit

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SALIENT FEATURES
  • Discipline-specific electives which allow students to choose their specialised courses within the core discipline of Mathematics
  • Discipline-specific pedagogy courses provide students with methodologies and strategies unique to the teaching of that discipline
  • Project in Mathematics – an opportunity for research at the undergraduate level
  • A unique set of courses rooted in Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS), as well as the Chinmaya Values Programme (CVP)
  • Hands-on learning experience with varied pedagogical practices including school internships (20 weeks)
FAQs about the BScBEd/BABEd Programmes
  • What do BScBEd and BABEd stand for?
    Ans: BSc BEd stands for Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education.
    BA BEd stands for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education.
  • Why do you use the nomenclature BScBEd and BABEd?
    Ans: These are four-year innovative Integrated Teacher Education Programmes (ITEP) which are equivalent to two degree programmes namely BSc and BEd and BA and BEd respectively. Following the UGC nomenclature for dual degree programmes, we have used the nomenclature Integrated BScBEd and Integrated BABEd [Ref. UGC Specification of Degrees, March 2014. ]
  • Are these programmes recognised by the concerned body?
    Ans: Yes. The programmes are recognised by the concerned body i.e. the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE-SRC). [Ref. Letter of recognition/ approval]
  • What are the combinations/specialisations offered?
    Ans: We offer the BScBEd programme with specialisation in Mathematics and the BABEd programme with specialisation in English Literature.
  • What are the objectives of these programmes?
    Ans: The primary objective of these programmes is to produce effective and efficient teachers specialised in a single discipline as well as in the pedagogy of that discipline (Mathematics/English). These programmes also aim to produce good Mathematicians/Litterateurs by providing them with a solid foundation to pursue higher education in their respective disciplines.
  • Am I eligible to pursue a Master’s degree programme on completion of these programmes?
    Ans: Yes. On successful completion of any of these programmes, the candidates are eligible to pursue Master’s degree programmes in either their core discipline (Mathematics/English) or in Education (MEd/MA Education) in any Indian university or abroad.
  • Am I eligible for teaching posts in state/central government schools on the award of BScBEd or BABEd degrees from CVV?
    Ans: Yes. These programmes are recognised and approved by NCTE and by the policies of states and the centre for the recruitment of TGTs (Trained Graduate Teachers). BScBEd and BABEd degree holders are eligible for the post of TGTs.
  • How do you say that the BScBEd programme is equivalent to the BSc and BEd degree of any university?
    Ans: The courses offered in the BScBEd programme are at par with those offered in the BSc Mathematics (Hons.) and BEd degree programmes of any other university. The minimum core curriculum is maintained in the programmes.
  • How do you say that the BABEd programme is equivalent to the BA and BEd degrees of any university?
    Ans: The courses offered in the BABEd programme are at par with those offered in the BA (English)/BA and BEd degree programmes of any other university. The minimum core curriculum is maintained in all the programmes.
  • What is unique about the BScBEd/BABEd programmes at CVV?
    Ans: The BScBEd/BABEd programmes at CVV are single major (discipline) – single pedagogy programmes. Students undergoing these programmes gain deeper knowledge in both their chosen discipline and pedagogy. These programmes prepare teachers for the modern-day, state-of-the-art schools, equipping them with knowledge of the latest research and technologies in teaching and learning. These programmes also offer courses on Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS) and the Chinmaya Vision Programme (CVP), thus preparing well-rounded teachers more than equipped to take on the challenging role of shaping our future citizens.
  • Can I exit early from the programme obtaining a single degree? Do I get two separate degrees on completing the four-year programme successfully?
    Ans: No. These are integrated programmes and no early exit will be provided to any candidate under any circumstances. A single degree (BScBEd/BABEd) will be awarded on successful completion of the four-year programme mentioning the specialisation.
  • What is the fee structure for the programme?
    Ans: Visit the following link for details https://www.cvv.ac.in/fee-details
  • What is the eligibility for getting admission to these programmes?
    Ans: 1. A minimum of 60% overall marks in 12th Standard (Intermediate/CBSE/Board examination).
    2. A minimum of 65% marks in Mathematics in 12th Standard (Intermediate/CBSE/Board examination) for BScBEd (Mathematics).
    3. A minimum of 65% marks in English in 12th Standard (Intermediate/CBSE/Board examination) for BABEd (English Literature)
    There will also be an interview to determine the final selection of candidates for the programme.
  • Since this is a four-year programme, will this be considered to be an Honours degree?
    Ans: No. This programme is not an Honours degree programme.
  • In case we wish to go abroad to do our Master’s, will this be considered as a four-year Bachelor degree which will entitle us to directly go for Masters in some universities abroad?
    Ans: Yes. One can pursue Master’s in universities abroad in either the concerned discipline or in education, after the successful completion of this programme.
  • Is this the same as the new course announced by the HRD Ministry in July 2019 ?
    Ans: These programmes BScBEd and BABEd at CVV were conceived much before the announcement of the four-year BEd programmes by the HRD Ministry in July 2019. Though these programmes come under the same umbrella of ITEPs, the programmes at CVV are categorised under ‘Innovative Integrated Teacher Education Programmes’.
  • What kind of jobs can I opt for, after this programme?
    Ans: After the programme, you are eligible to apply for teaching positions in schools at the high school level (till class 10) and teach your chosen discipline (English or Mathematics). Our placement cell will assist you with this.
  • You can also pursue other career paths. For example, you can opt for journalism, content development, translation, etc. on completion of a BABEd English Literature programme. After a BScBEd Mathematics programme, you can also choose to work in the banking sector, IT companies and other related fields.
Higher education and Career Avenues

This programme ensures that the graduates are fully prepared to meet the challenges of contemporary classrooms as Secondary School Mathematics teachers and educators in the field of Mathematics. The graduates can choose to take up higher studies and research in Education and/or Mathematics and allied disciplines including Statistics and Data Science. Apart from teaching, the Integrated BEd graduates can also avail of job opportunities offered to Mathematics graduates such as those in banking, insurance sectors, and other corporates.

Faculty Profiles

Name & Designation:

Qualification: 

Teaching Area (relevant to programme)

Dr. Pramod Dinakar

Asst. Professor and Head, School of Ethics, Governance, Culture and Social Systems

Post-Doctoral Fellow [ICSSR] in Education, PhD in Education

Perspectives of Education, Educational Psychology

Dr. Bindu M.P.

Assistant Professor of Education

Post-Doctoral Fellow [ICSSR] in Education, PhD in Education

Perspectives of Education, Sociology of Education

Mr. Srinath Mohandas

Assistant Professor of Education

MA in Education, UGC-NET in Education

Value Education, ICT in Education, and Indic Knowledge

Mr. Pabitra Narayan Mandal

Assistant Professor of Education

PhD (submitted), MSc in Mathematics, NBHM PhD fellowship, NET-JRF in Mathematical Science

Mathematics

SALIENT FEATURES
  • Discipline-specific electives which allow students to choose their specialised courses within the core discipline of Mathematics
  • Discipline-specific pedagogy courses provide students with methodologies and strategies unique to the teaching of that discipline
  • Project in Mathematics – an opportunity for research at the undergraduate level
  • A unique set of courses rooted in Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS), as well as the Chinmaya Values Programme (CVP)
  • Hands-on learning experience with varied pedagogical practices including school internships (20 weeks)
FAQs about the BScBEd/BABEd Programmes
  • What do BScBEd and BABEd stand for?
    Ans: BSc BEd stands for Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education.
    BA BEd stands for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education.
  • Why do you use the nomenclature BScBEd and BABEd?
    Ans: These are four-year innovative Integrated Teacher Education Programmes (ITEP) which are equivalent to two degree programmes namely BSc and BEd and BA and BEd respectively. Following the UGC nomenclature for dual degree programmes, we have used the nomenclature Integrated BScBEd and Integrated BABEd [Ref. UGC Specification of Degrees, March 2014. ]
  • Are these programmes recognised by the concerned body?
    Ans: Yes. The programmes are recognised by the concerned body i.e. the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE-SRC). [Ref. Letter of recognition/ approval]
  • What are the combinations/specialisations offered?
    Ans: We offer the BScBEd programme with specialisation in Mathematics and the BABEd programme with specialisation in English Literature.
  • What are the objectives of these programmes?
    Ans: The primary objective of these programmes is to produce effective and efficient teachers specialised in a single discipline as well as in the pedagogy of that discipline (Mathematics/English). These programmes also aim to produce good Mathematicians/Litterateurs by providing them with a solid foundation to pursue higher education in their respective disciplines.
  • Am I eligible to pursue a Master’s degree programme on completion of these programmes?
    Ans: Yes. On successful completion of any of these programmes, the candidates are eligible to pursue Master’s degree programmes in either their core discipline (Mathematics/English) or in Education (MEd/MA Education) in any Indian university or abroad.
  • Am I eligible for teaching posts in state/central government schools on the award of BScBEd or BABEd degrees from CVV?
    Ans: Yes. These programmes are recognised and approved by NCTE and by the policies of states and the centre for the recruitment of TGTs (Trained Graduate Teachers). BScBEd and BABEd degree holders are eligible for the post of TGTs.
  • How do you say that the BScBEd programme is equivalent to the BSc and BEd degree of any university?
    Ans: The courses offered in the BScBEd programme are at par with those offered in the BSc Mathematics (Hons.) and BEd degree programmes of any other university. The minimum core curriculum is maintained in the programmes.
  • How do you say that the BABEd programme is equivalent to the BA and BEd degrees of any university?
    Ans: The courses offered in the BABEd programme are at par with those offered in the BA (English)/BA and BEd degree programmes of any other university. The minimum core curriculum is maintained in all the programmes.
  • What is unique about the BScBEd/BABEd programmes at CVV?
    Ans: The BScBEd/BABEd programmes at CVV are single major (discipline) – single pedagogy programmes. Students undergoing these programmes gain deeper knowledge in both their chosen discipline and pedagogy. These programmes prepare teachers for the modern-day, state-of-the-art schools, equipping them with knowledge of the latest research and technologies in teaching and learning. These programmes also offer courses on Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS) and the Chinmaya Vision Programme (CVP), thus preparing well-rounded teachers more than equipped to take on the challenging role of shaping our future citizens.
  • Can I exit early from the programme obtaining a single degree? Do I get two separate degrees on completing the four-year programme successfully?
    Ans: No. These are integrated programmes and no early exit will be provided to any candidate under any circumstances. A single degree (BScBEd/BABEd) will be awarded on successful completion of the four-year programme mentioning the specialisation.
  • What is the fee structure for the programme?
    Ans: Visit the following link for details https://www.cvv.ac.in/fee-details
  • What is the eligibility for getting admission to these programmes?
    Ans: 1. A minimum of 60% overall marks in 12th Standard (Intermediate/CBSE/Board examination).
    2. A minimum of 65% marks in Mathematics in 12th Standard (Intermediate/CBSE/Board examination) for BScBEd (Mathematics).
    3. A minimum of 65% marks in English in 12th Standard (Intermediate/CBSE/Board examination) for BABEd (English Literature)
    There will also be an interview to determine the final selection of candidates for the programme.
  • Since this is a four-year programme, will this be considered to be an Honours degree?
    Ans: No. This programme is not an Honours degree programme.
  • In case we wish to go abroad to do our Master’s, will this be considered as a four-year Bachelor degree which will entitle us to directly go for Masters in some universities abroad?
    Ans: Yes. One can pursue Master’s in universities abroad in either the concerned discipline or in education, after the successful completion of this programme.
  • Is this the same as the new course announced by the HRD Ministry in July 2019 ?
    Ans: These programmes BScBEd and BABEd at CVV were conceived much before the announcement of the four-year BEd programmes by the HRD Ministry in July 2019. Though these programmes come under the same umbrella of ITEPs, the programmes at CVV are categorised under ‘Innovative Integrated Teacher Education Programmes’.
  • What kind of jobs can I opt for, after this programme?
    Ans: After the programme, you are eligible to apply for teaching positions in schools at the high school level (till class 10) and teach your chosen discipline (English or Mathematics). Our placement cell will assist you with this.
  • You can also pursue other career paths. For example, you can opt for journalism, content development, translation, etc. on completion of a BABEd English Literature programme. After a BScBEd Mathematics programme, you can also choose to work in the banking sector, IT companies and other related fields.
Higher education and Career Avenues

This programme ensures that the graduates are fully prepared to meet the challenges of contemporary classrooms as Secondary School Mathematics teachers and educators in the field of Mathematics. The graduates can choose to take up higher studies and research in Education and/or Mathematics and allied disciplines including Statistics and Data Science. Apart from teaching, the Integrated BEd graduates can also avail of job opportunities offered to Mathematics graduates such as those in banking, insurance sectors, and other corporates.

Faculty Profiles

Name & Designation:

Qualification: 

Teaching Area (relevant to programme)

Dr. Pramod Dinakar

Asst. Professor and Head, School of Ethics, Governance, Culture and Social Systems

Post-Doctoral Fellow [ICSSR] in Education, PhD in Education

Perspectives of Education, Educational Psychology

Dr. Bindu M.P.

Assistant Professor of Education

Post-Doctoral Fellow [ICSSR] in Education, PhD in Education

Perspectives of Education, Sociology of Education

Mr. Srinath Mohandas

Assistant Professor of Education

MA in Education, UGC-NET in Education

Value Education, ICT in Education, and Indic Knowledge

Mr. Pabitra Narayan Mandal

Assistant Professor of Education

PhD (submitted), MSc in Mathematics, NBHM PhD fellowship, NET-JRF in Mathematical Science

Mathematics

The B.A. Sanskrit programme at CVV is designed to develop a first-level yet comprehensive understanding of the Sanskrit language, the grammatical aspects and the important philosophical schools of thought in India. The programme is designed to give a detailed introduction to various disciplines of Sanskrit.  

In order to improve the skill sets and employability of the students, they are taught different courses like Ability Enhancement courses, Skill enhancement courses, Discipline-Specific Minors and Multidisciplinary courses. 

Why B.A. Sanskrit at CVV?

  1. The unique feature of this programme is to give a detailed introduction to various disciplines of Sanskrit.
  2. lt places special emphasis on four streams viz. Sāhitya, Vyākaraṇa, Darśana and Scientific Heritage of India
  3. Apart from Sanskrit, the students will be able to secure knowledge of other streams such as Linguistics, Finance, Management, Governance, Psychology and History of Sciences, by opting for the Multidisciplinary courses offered in these areas.
  4. In order to improve the skill sets and employability of the students, they are taught different courses like Ability Enhancement courses, Skill enhancement courses and Discipline-Specific Minors.
  5. Option to choose Honours with Research Degree by doing an intense 12-credit Dissertation (as per NEP guidelines-2020. Honours with Research graduates can get direct admission to PhD)*.
  6. Flexibility to enter or exit the programme at various stages**

* Option only for students who secure 75% marks and above in the first six semesters.

** If a student wishes to leave at the end of the first year, he/she needs to complete a work-based vocational course of 4 credits after the first year (Maybe during the summer vacation. So the total credits earned by the student will be 42 +4 = 46). The student can exit after the completion of one academic year (two semesters) with a Certificate in Sanskrit. If a student wants to leave at the end of the second year, he/she needs to complete a work-based vocational course of 4 credits after the second year (Maybe during the summer vacation.) So the total credits earned by the student will be 84 + 4 = 88. The student can exit after the completion of two academic years (four semesters) with a Diploma in Sanskrit. A student can exit after the completion of three academic years (six semesters, minimum of 124 credits) with a degree in Sanskrit. After the completion of the 4-year B.A. Sanskrit (Honours) Programme, a student can join the third semester of the M.A. Sanskrit programme.

Programme Structure

Semester I

Semester I

Course Name

Course Type

Credits

Sanskrit Poetry

Core

4

Siddhantakaumudi (Samjna and Sandhi)

Core

4

English in Context – The Essentials

AECC

3

Indic Knowledge Systems: Pride of India

SEC

3

MD 1

 

3

Environmental Studies

VAC

2

Yoga

VAC

2

Semester Credits

                                  21

 

Semester II

Semester II

Course Name

Course Type

Credits

Tarkasangraha

Core

4

Siddhantakaumudi (Karakam)

Core

4

Sanskrit/Hindi/Malayalam

AEC

3

An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

SEC

3

MD 2

 

3

Indic Knowledge Systems: Wisdom Through the Ages

VAC

2

NSS/Introduction to Seva/VAC 4

VAC

2

Semester Credits

                                  21

 

Semester III

Semester III

Course Name

Course Type

Credits

Sanskrit Drama

Core

4

Sahityadarpana (Paricchedas 1-4)

Core

4

Sanskrit/Hindi/Malayalam

AEC

3

Indic Knowledge Systems: Self Unfoldment

SEC

3

Discipline Specific Minor 1

DSM

4

MD 3

 

3

Semester Credits

                                    21

 

Semester IV

Semester IV

Course Name

Course Type

Credits

Sahityadarpana (Paricchedas 5, 6, 8 & 9)

Core

4

Vedic Literature

Core

4

Ways of the World

AEC

3

Discipline Specific Minor 2

DSM

4

Discipline Specific Minor 3

DSM

4

Internship

 

2

Semester Credits

                                  21

 

Semester V

Semester V

Course Name

Course Type

Credits

Introduction to Manuscriptology

Core

4

Chandas and Alankara

Core

4

Introduction to Indian Philosophy

Core

4

Discipline Specific Minor 4

DSM

4

Discipline Specific Minor 5

DSM

4

Semester Credits

                                    20

 

Semester VI

Semester VI

Course Name

Course Type

Credits

Campuramayana (Balakanda)

Core

4

Vedantaparibhasa

Core

4

Technical Literature in Sanskrit

Core

4

Comparative Philosophy

Core

4

Discipline Specific Minor 6

DSM

4

Semester Credits

                                  20

 

Semester VII

Semester VII

Course Name

Course Type

Credits

Introduction to Yogasutra

Core

4

A critical Study of Dhvanyaloka

Core

4

Governance in Ancient India – Readings from Arthsastra

Core

4

Critical Study of Naisadhiyacaritam

Core

4

Research Methodology – Indic Perspectives

Core

4

Semester Credits

                                    20

 

Semester VIII

Semester VIII

Course Name

Course Type

Credits

Sankhyakarika

Core

4

Insights from Kathopanisad

Core

4

Kadambari – A textual Analysis

Core

4

Discipline Specific Minor 7

DSM

4

Discipline Specific Minor 8

DSM

4

Research Project

 

12

Semester Credits

                                  20

 

Other Details

Core

80

Discipline-Specific Minor (DSM)

32

Multidisciplinary courses (MD)

9

Skill Enhancement Course (SEC)

9

Ability Enhancement Course (AEC)

12

Value Added Courses (VAC)

8

Internship

2

Dissertation/ Research Project

12

Total Credits

164

 

International Collaborations

1. Global Exposure and Internships

CVV’s global internship programme provides an exceptional chance for students and young professionals to acquire practical work experience in a diverse cultural and business environment. Through hands-on work assignments, mentorship, and networking opportunities, interns will gain a deep understanding of the local culture, while developing skills that are highly valued in today's global economy. CVV's global internship provides a chance to:

  • Experience a different work culture
  • Build a global network
  • Improve language skills 
  • Develop cross-cultural skills
  • Reflection and evaluation

2. Distinguished Visiting Faculty

Prof. Annette Leonhardt​

University of Munich, Germany

Prof. Roger Natarajan

Actuarial Program Director
University of Michigan, USA

Prof. Craig Hassed

Monash University, Australia

Prof. Uma S.Kambhampati​

Head of School, School of Politics Economics and International Relations
Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Reading, UK

Prof. Bernadine Van Gramberg

Professor and Academic Board Chair Federation University Australia

Prof. Timothy Marjoribanks​

Associate Dean Research
School of Business, Law and Entrepreneurship at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Higher Studies & Career Avenues

The BA Sanskrit programme at CVV is designed to develop a first-level yet comprehensive understanding of the Sanskrit language, the grammatical aspects and the important philosophical schools of thought in India. The programme is designed to give a detailed introduction to various disciplines of Sanskrit.

The programme aims to equip students with a strong grasp of Sanskrit as a language and to prepare them for careers in various fields like

  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Cultural Ambassadors
  • IKS specialists
  • Translators

Student Achievements

Alok Kukar

2021 Batch Gold Medal in Samasyapurti

Sandhra K.R.

2020 Batch Bronze Medal in Elocution

Vinamara Herla & Samskruthi Shastry

2022 Batch Third Prize in IKS Conference

Vinamara Herle

2021 Batch Bronze Medal in Light Music

Hridya

2020 Batch Sahitya Bhashanam Puraskara

International / National Conferences

Fee Structure: Academic Year 2023-24

Annual  Tuition FeeActivity FeeAnnual Programme Fee (Tuition + Activity)
66,150 3,50069,650

Upto 100% scholarships are available for meritorious students. Please connect with the Admissions Office for more details.

Expert Teaching Faculty

Assistant Professor, Head, School of Linguistics & Literary Studies
DR. ANIL NARAYANAN N Assistant Professor School of Linguistics & Literary Studies
Assistant Professor & Assistant Dean, Learning & innovation
DR. M SUDARSHAN CHIPLUNKAR Assistant Professor School of Linguistics & Literary Studies
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of English
DR. SANDHYA SHANKAR Assistant Professor School of Linguistics & Literary Studies
Assistant Professor of
Linguistics
Assistant Professor of Malayalam
DR. VISHAKA VENKAT Assistant Professor School of Linguistics & Literary Studies
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Hindi
Assistant Professor
School of Linguistics & Literary Studies
 
Assistant Professor
School of Linguistics & Literary Studies

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