Department of Sanskrit and Lexicography


History

The Department of Sanskrit and Lexicography is aimed at diffusing scientific knowledge in the areas of Sanskrit and Lexicography. Deccan College has a long illustrious tradition of Sanskrit studies. It started as Hindu College in 1821 where all branches of Sanskrit were studied. The Department of Sanskrit and Lexicography presently offers M.A. and Ph.D. Degree courses in Sanskrit and Lexicography. The Department has professional expertise. The faculty consists of experts well-versed in various fields such as Veda, Vedānta, Vyākaraṇa, Śrauta, Mīmāṁsā, Sāhitya, Nyāya, Astronomy, Dramaturgy Dharmaśāstra, Arthaśāstra, Buddhism, Jainism, Tantras etc. Also the staff is highly experienced in the domain of Sanskrit Lexicography as they have been working in the monumental project of 'An Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Sanskrit on Historical Principles.' Deccan College has a huge Library containing a large number of Books and Journals. It has also a rich collection of manuscripts in Sanskrit numbering over ten thousand which itself is an asset for the scholars in different fields of research. The Department imparts instruction and conducts research in all the branches of Sanskrit Literature. This is the only University Department in the country which provides for the combined study of Lexicography along with Sanskrit studies.


Main Focus of the Department

  • Teaching of M.A. courses to students and guiding Ph.D. students.
  • Carrying out Research activities:
    • Departmental Research Project and
    • Individual Research Projects
  • Outreach activities by conducting short-term courses in Sanskrit and Lexicography.
  • Providing expertise to other Institutes viz. at local, State and National levels.

Committees

The Department has various committees to carry out its commitment of providing academic environment and to achieve its long term goals.

1. Prof. V. M. Kshirsagar Chairman Head of the Department
2. Prof. J. D. Sathe Member Editor (Equivalent to Professor)
3. Prof. L. S. Deodhar Member Editor (Equivalent to Professor)
4. Prof. P. C. Sahoo Member Editor (Equivalent to Professor)
5. Prof. K.N.Hota Member Editor (Equivalent to Professor)
6. Dr. P. P. Joshi Member Assistant Editor (Equivalent to Associate Professor)
7. Dr. S. P. Sumant Member Sub-Editor (Equivalent to Assistant Professor)
8. Mr. Hari Palave Member Sub-Editor (Equivalent to Assistant Professor)

Board of Studies

1. Prof. V. M. Kshirsagar Chairman Head of the Department
2. Prof. J. D. Sathe Member Editor (Equivalent to Professor)
3. Prof. L. S. Deodhar Member Editor (Equivalent to Professor)
4. Prof. P. C. Sahoo Member Editor (Equivalent to Professor)
5. Prof. K.M. Hota Member Editor (Equivalent to Professor)
6. Dr. Prasad Joshi Member Assistant Editor (Equivalent to Associate Professor)
7. Dr. Pradnya Deshpande Member Sub-Editor (Equivalent to Assistant Professor)
8. Dr. Ravindra A. Mulye
(Director, CASS, Pune University)
Member Expert
9. Dr. Gauri Mahulikar
(HOD, Dept. of Sanskrit, Mumbai University)
Member Expert

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