The MA Sanskrit is an innovative programme that aims to upgrade the conventional postgraduate courses in Sanskrit and Sanskrit Studies, by offering traditional śāstric topics along with their contemporary counterparts. The emphasis of this programme is on enabling students to be equally comfortable in the role of a pundit and a modern academician. The 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 on the relevance of ancient knowledge.
- Literature and Aesthetics – Padya and Campu
- Philosophy of Life – Perspectives from the Upanishads
- Sanskrit Grammar – Karaka and Samasa
- Vagvyavaharadarsha – A Guide to Transactions in Sanskrit
- Poetics: A Study on Literary Concepts
- A Critical Study of Dhvanyaloka
- Sanskrit Rupakam – An Applied Perspective
- Indic Philosophy – Foundational Principles
- Sanskrit Literature – A Critical History
- Learning from Research
- Yogasutras of Patanjali
- Vedic Language and Literature
- Modern Linguistics for Sanskritists
Students must opt for at least six Elective courses (with a minimum of 18 credits) for the completion of the programme. They can also take up more Elective courses if they wish to, with the permission of the concerned authority.
Note: The Elective courses available may change based on the interest of the students and the availability of faculty.
|Stream I – Vyakaranam Bhashashastram ca – Vyakarana and Linguistics||Stream II – Kavyam Sahityam ca – Literature and Aesthetics||Stream III – Darshanani – Philosophy Psychology & Yoga|
|Indian Lexicography – Glimpses from the Amarkośa||Kāvyaguṇadoṣavivecanam from Mammata||Introduction to Western Philosophy|
|Mahābhāṣyam – Paspaśāhnikam||Candrāloka – A study of Alaṅkāra-s||Fundamentals of Nyaya Philosophy|
|Reading Between the Lines||The Principle of Dhvani||Fundamentals of Sankhya-Yoga Philosophy|
|Subantaprakriyā||Media Adaptation of Sanskrit Literature||Mīmāṃsānyāyaprakāśaḥ – I|
|Tiṅantaprakriyā – Pauṣpapaddhatyanusāriṇī||Language and Society||Epistemology and Metaphysics – The Advaita Vedantic Perspective|
|Siddhāntakaumudī – Taddhitaprakaraṇaṃ Dviruktaprakaraṇaṃ Ca||Rasavimarśaḥ – An Introduction to Rasa theory||Vedāntaparibhāṣā – Āgamaparicchedāntā|
|Siddhāntakaumudī – Strīpratyaya, Kāraka and Samāsa||Īśakenakaṭhopaniṣadaḥ Sabhāṣyāḥ|
|Siddhāntakaumudī – Ṇijantaprakaranam to Uttarakṛdantam||Readings from Siddhāntaleśasaṅgraha|
|Gītābhāṣyam – āditaḥ tṛtīyādhyāyaparyantam|
Any undergraduate degree with basic knowledge of Sanskrit. There will also be an entrance examination and interview to determine the final selection of candidates for the programme. Applicants who have studied Sanskrit as a subject in their undergraduate programme are exempted from the examination and will attend only the interview.
The purpose of Core courses is:
- to teach communication skills in Sanskrit
- introduce Sanskrit literature through the works of great poets
- equip learners to understand the language of classical texts in Sanskrit
- 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 three streams:
- Stream I – Vyākaraṇam Bhāṣāśāstram ca - Vyakarana and Linguistics
- Stream II – Kāvyam Sāhityam ca - Literature and Aesthetics
- Stream III - Darshanani - Philosophy Psychology & Yoga
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 four semesters, students must have successfully earned at least 74 credits.
- At the end of six semesters, students must have a CGPA of 5.5 or above.
- In addition, students must have met the completion requirements for all the two self-immersion courses.
This degree aims to foster critical thinking in our students, and encourage them to develop an inclination for quality research in Indic studies. Upon graduating they are eligible to become researchers and teachers of Sanskrit and all allied subjects, independently or in educational institutions.
Name & Designation
Head School of Linguistics & Literary Studies
M.A., M. Phil., PhD
Vedic and Classical Literature
Assistant Professor and
MA, MPhil, PhD
Assistant Professor and
M.A., M. Phil., PhD
Literature, Alankara and Indian Mathematics
M.A., M.Ed., PhD
Grammar, Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing