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Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth

Deemed to be University

Veliyanad, Ernakulam

Syllabus for CVV-PAT



Indic Knowledge Systems
Research Methodology
Language and Literature
Logic and Reasoning


Indic Knowledge Systems

A basic awareness of the following topics:

Structure of Sanskrit language, Indian knowledge systems (chaturdasha vidyāsthāna-s) including Veda-s;  their branches, aranyakas, upanishads, samhitas, ayurveda, Vyākaraṇa, dharmasastra, puranas, Indian Astronomy, Indian Mathematics, Indian Philosophy, pramāṇa-s , Indian Architecture, Sanskrit poetry, poetics etc.


Model questions

How many chapters are there in the Bhagavad Gita?
What is the name of Laxaman’s wife?
Who is the father of Surgery?


Research Methodology


Research: Importance, defining research problems, formulation of hypothesis, data collection and measurement techniques, sampling and sampling designs, measurement scales, data presentation and analysis techniques, report writing and presentation.


Reference Books

Cooper and Schindler, Business Research Methods, Tata McGraw Hill, 12 Edition, 2013.
William G. Zikmund, Business Research Methods, CENGAGE, 7 Edition, 2012).
Uma Sekaran, Research Methods for Business - A Skill-Building Approach, John Wiley, Seventh Edition, 2018.


The Basics of Management

Management Definitions: Nature and importance of management, evolution of management, Henry Fayol’s 14 Principles of Management, Scientific Management, Hawthorne Studies, Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs theory, Management by Objective (MBO), Bottom of Pyramid (BOP), SWOT analysis, environmental analysis, Manager v/s Leader and their qualities, functions of managers: planning, organising, directing, staffing, controlling; business ethics; social responsibility of managers.


Language and Literature

An overview of general English language skill and grammar usage.
Parts of speech: Types of sentences, conjunction, phrases and clauses; transformations, word meanings, synonyms, antonyms, punctuation, phrasal verbs and idioms, prepositions, comprehension.


Reading List:

Abrams, M.H. and Geoffrey Galt Harpham. A Glossary of Literary Terms. Cengage, 2015.
Albert, Edward. History of English Literature. OUP, 2017
Carter, Ronald and Michael McCarthy. Cambridge Grammar of English. OUP, 2006.
Murphy, Raymond. English Grammar in Use. CUP, 2013


Logic and Reasoning

Logical connectives, logical sequencing and matching, blood relations, number series and Binary Logic.

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