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BA Sanskrit


The BA Sanskrit programme is designed to develop a first-level yet comprehensive understanding of the Sanskrit language, the grammatical aspects pertaining to the language and the important philosophical schools of thought in India. The programme is designed to give a detailed introduction to various disciplines of Sanskrit and places special emphasis on the three streams:

  • Sāhityam
  • Darśanam
  • Vyākaraṇam

Programme structure

  • Kavya and Alankara
  • Vyakarana – I (Pancasandhi)
  • Nataka and Chandas
  • Vyakarana 2 – Karaka and Samasa paricaya
  • English for Academia
  • Sanskrit for Communication
  • Sahityadarpana 1 – (Paricchedas 1, 2, 3 and 4)
  • Tarkasangraha with Nyayabodhini
  • Ways of the world
  • Sanskrit: A Language for Eternal Use
  • Sahityadarpana 2 – (Paricchedas 5, 6, 8 and 9)
  • Vedic Literature and Linguistics
  • English in Context – The Essentials/Malayalam: Katha, Kavita/Hindi: Padya aur Natak
  • Environmental Studies
  • Computing for Business and Society
  • Vedanta: Foundational Principles
  • Indic Knowledge Systems: Pride of India
  • Indic Knowledge Systems: Self Unfoldment
  • Internship
  • Appreciation of Indian Sciences-East vs West
  • Success Insights from Bhagavad Gita and  Itihasas
  • Indian Lexicography Glimpses from Amarakosa
  • A Primer to Indian Mathematics
  • Sasarvankasam Sisupalavadham Prathamah Sargah
  • Elective courses are offered under three streams of study referred to as Discipline Specific Electives. Students can choose any one among three streams to get specialisation that is offered in specific semesters, based on the programme requirements.


    Stream 1 – Alankara

    Stream 2 – Vyakarana

    Stream 3 – Darsana

    Kuvalayananda – A Study

    Siddhantakaumudi 1 


    Natyasastra with Abhinavabharati – Chapters 1 ,6 & 7

    Siddhantakaumudi 2


    Kavyalankarasutravrtti and Vakroktijivita

    Siddhantakaumudi 3 

    Sankhyakarika and Yogasutra

    Western Literary Theory and Criticism

    Siddhantakaumudi 4


  • Internalisation of the basic structure of Sanskrit language.
  • Awareness about the various disciplines of Sanskrit language.
  • A fair knowledge of either of the three streams of specialisation: Sahitya/Vyakarana/Darshana
  • Ability to evaluate traditional knowledge and relate it to contemporary socio-cultural scenarios.
  • The programme also empowers the graduates to choose a post graduate programme of their choice.
  • The students will be ignited enough to think and act on solutions to various issues prevalent in human life to make this world better than ever.

The medium of instruction is English or Sanskrit or both. However, in the case of Language courses, instruction is generally given in the language concerned.

Higher Studies & Career Avenues

 The students, in addition to opting for higher studies, will be able to take up the role of teachers, research scholars, join IAS/IPS, work in business/government service or as cultural ambassadors in the Government or corporate sector.

Faculty Profiles

Sl. No.

Name & Designation:


Teaching Area (relevant to programme)


Dr. L. Sampath Kumar

Head, School of Literary and Linguistic Skills

MA, MPhil, PhD

Literature and Alankara


Dr. Ramakrishna Pejathaya

Associate Professor


Literature, Jyotisha, and Ithihasa


Dr. Anil Narayanan

Assistant Professor 

MA, MPhil, PhD

Literature, Alankara and Indian Mathematics


Dr. Pavankumar Satuluri

  Assistant Professor

MA, MEd, PhD

Grammar, Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing


Dr. Sudarshan Chiplunkar

Assistant Professor

MA, MPhil, PhD

Literature and Alankara


Dr. Sandhya Shankar

Assistant Professor


Communicative English, Linguistics and Language Pedagogy


Dr. Vishaka Venkat

Assistant Professor


English Literature, Indian Aesthetics and Mythology


Ms. Neethu S. Kumar

Assistant Professor

MA, MPhil


Communicative English and English Literature