M.A. Sanskrit

The Dept. of Sansktrit started functioning from 7th August 1988 and it aims to train students who are oriented towards research and teaching in advanced areas of Veda, Vedanta, Nyaya, Sankhya, Yoga, Vyakarana, Poetics, Alankaras, Literature and Literary criticism in Indian knowledge system, both of contemporary Indian reality and western thought. The Department is playing a vital role in research in Indian traditions of thought in the systems of Philosophy, Linguistics, Literary Criticism. Sanskrit if offered as one of languages for the five years integrated students under MIL. Besides, it offers PG. Diploma on Manuscriptology and Paleography, undertaking maintenance and preservation of heritage texts and manuscripts, imparting knowledge of scripts like Grantha. The Objectives are sought to be achieved by training students and researches through best practices in teaching, learning and evaluation process and through week-end seminars, group discussions and use of ICT in teaching. General studies for competitive examinations and coaching for NET/JRF are also provided.

Focus Areas


of the program

Sanskrit Literature and Poetics.

Six schools of Sanskrit Poetics - Rasa, Dhvani, Alankara, Riti, Auchitya & Vakrokti

Paninian Grammar system and Linguistics.

Samjna, Sandhi, Karaka, Samasa, Stri pratyaya, Sabda and Dhatu

Vedic Wisdom

Sankhya, Yoga, Nyaya, Vedanta and its all branches.

Indian Philosophical systems.

Who can prefer this Course


Bachelor’s degree in Sanskrit with a minimum of 50% of marks or Sanskrit as a subject under part I or II/ minor/ optional in the bachelor’s egree or traditional degree of (Sastri/ Siromani/ Vidya Praveena)

Current Curriculum

Year of Revision : 2023
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Previous Curriculum

Year of Revision : 2010
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