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BA Hons Sanskrit

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BA Hons Sanskrit

The Department of Sanskrit, Bharati College offers following courses:

B.A. Honours in Sanskrit and B.A. Program in Sanskrit.

The department also offers Generic Elective courses to the students of other departments which are of interdisciplinary nature and intend to enrich students in an additional field of study. They include, Indian Culture and Social Issues; Individual, Family and Community in Indian Social Thought; Fundamentals of Indian Philosophy; and Basic Principles of Indian Medicine System (Ayurveda). The department also offers Sanskrit as MIL for all undergraduate students.

The discipline of Sanskrit is highly diversified. The focus of the curriculum is mainly on: Literature (classical and modern), Paninian Grammar, Indian Philosophy, Indian Culture, Indian Logic and Science of Debate, Sanskrit Linguistics, Vedic Literature, Aesthetics, Theatre and Poetics, Dharmashastra, Epigraphy and Paleography, Ancient Indian Polity, Computational Sanskrit, Personality Development and Script Writing. We attempt to enable students to appreciate different forms and genres of literature and to become aware of the rich intellectual traditions of India.

Sanskrit is offered in different forms as an Honours course where students read at least twenty papers in Sanskrit; as a Programme course where students study lesser number of papers in Sanskrit and as a Generic Elective subject for students from other disciplines. The Sanskrit Honours and Programme syllabus has a two pronged objectives – to introduce students to a variety of traditional disciplines in Sanskrit studies and to strengthen their knowledge of the language.

The programme specific outcomes for B.A. (Hons) Sanskrit students include the following:

  • It aims to train students in classical Sanskrit in which major works on various disciplines are written.
  • It is also aims to train them in important traditional disciplines such as - Vedic studies ; prose, poetry and drama which have inspired and continue to inspire great literary works in almost all Indian languages;
  • Students also learn literary criticism or kavya Shastra; vyakarana which covers a large area of linguistics; darshana i.e. philosophy and logic; dharma Shastra which covers many areas of sociology and legal studies.
  • The Honours course will thus make students better equipped to pursue their post graduate studies and undertake further research in these disciplines.

The programme specific outcomes for B.A. (Program) Sanskrit students include the following:

  • This Programme will help students acquire a general understanding of classical Sanskrit literature and Philosophy and religion, history and culture through Sanskrit texts.
  • Students will acquire advanced knowledge of Sanskrit.
  • Student will demonstrate an increased ability to read and understand Sanskrit texts.
  • They will be able to read Sanskrit texts independently and analyze texts written in classical Sanskrit.
  • They will demonstrate an enhanced knowledge and understanding of all structures of the Sanskrit language and develop a basic understanding of Panini’s grammar and a basic familiarity of the history of Sanskrit literature.
  • They will develop an insight into one and more fields of specialization within the broader area of ancient Indian philosophy like Upanishads and Gita.
  • They will show the ability to critically assess existing research through careful reading, analysis and discussion.
  • They will acquire the ability to apply relevant theoretical perspectives to topics with in the field of ancient Indian religion, literature, history even ancient Indian technical and scientific literature through Sanskrit text.

This programme will help students acquire the following skills:

  • Students will become accomplished active readers who can articulate their own interpretations with an awareness and curiosity for other perspectives.
  • Insight into one or more fields of specialization within the broader topic of Indian Philosophy and Indian Culture through Sanskrit texts.
  • Students get acquainted with Classical Sanskrit Prose literature, origin and development of prose, important prose romances and Sanskrit.
  • Helps students negotiate the text independently without referring to the traditional commentaries so as to enable them to experience the richness of the text
  • Students will learn many notable works of criticism combined with discussions of texts with broad arguments about the nature of Vedic Literature and the principles of assessing it.
  • Ability to critically assess existing research through careful reading, analysis, and discussion.
  • The ability to apply relevant theoretical perspectives to topics within the field of ancient Indian religion, literature and history through Sanskrit texts.
  • Competence in academic writing and oral presentation skills.
  • Competence in presenting academic research about ancient Indian religion, literature and history through Sanskrit texts to a broader non-academic public.
  • Ability to work both independently and in groups on presentations and/or development of Projects.