Academics : Sanskrit and Lexicography

Courses Offered

Name of the Course Duration Eligibility
M.A. In Sanskrit 2 Years Bachelors Degree
Ph.D. 5 years M.A. + Entrance Exam/NET/SET/M.phil.
Research Methodology 6 months Registered for Ph.d./M.phil
Certificate course in Sanskrity 6 months
Advanced Diploma in Sanskrit Language 1 year


Sanskrit and Lexicography Department:

The MA course in Sanskrit and Lexicography offers group based elective options at the third and fourth semester along with two core papers. The students have to opt for any one of the four groups offered at both the semesters. The group consists of two papers as special subject. At the fourth semester the selected group includes an internal option of research dissertation for the fourth paper.

Semester I :
Paper code Core papers:
SL 101 Grammar and Lexicography
SL 102 Indian Philosophy
SL 103 Epic and Puranas
SL 104 Poetics

Semester II :
Paper code Core papers:
SL 201 Lexicography
SL 202 Vedic studies
SL 203 Studies in Dharmashastra
SL 204 History of Sanskrit Literature

Semester III :
Paper code Core papers:
SL 301 Sanskrit Lexicons
SL 302 Studies in Ancient Shastras
  Elective Options (Any one among A,B,C,D groups)
A) SL 303 Veda 1: Nirukta, Rkpratisakhya, Vedic Grammar
SL 304 Veda 2: Satapathabrahmana
B) SL 305 Darsana 1: Brahmasutrabhasya
SL 306 Darsana 2: Sankyakarika
C) SL 307 Sahitya 1: Kavyanlakara (Bhamaha), Mrcchakatika
SL 308 Sahitya 2: Dasakumaracarita, Hamsaduta (Jivagosvami)
D) SL 309 Vyakarana 1: Mahabhasya (Ahnika 1), History of Grammar and Siksa
SL 310 Vyakarana 2: Siddhantakaumudi, Vakyapadiya

Semester IV:
Paper code Core papers:
SL 401 Indo-Aryan Linguistics and Epigraphy
SL 402 Dramas and Dramaturgy
  Elective Options (Any one among A,B,C,D groups which was chosen at Semester III)
A) SL 403 Veda 3: Apastamba Srautasutra, Gobhila Grhyasutra
SL 404 Veda 4: Katyayana Sulbasutra, AV Sayanabhasyabhumika /Or Dissertation
B) SL 405 Darsana 3: Nyayasutra, Slokavarttika
SL 406 Darsana 4: Sarvadarsanasangraha /Or Dissertation
C) SL 407 Sahitya 3: Madhuravijaya, Mattavilasa, Bhagavadajjukiya
SL 408 Sahitya 4: Kavyaprakasa, Kathasaritsagara / Or Dissertation
D) SL 409 Vyakarana 3: Astadhyayi (Taddhita), Paribhasendusekhara
SL 410 Vyakarana 4: Paramalaghumanjusa, Siddhantakaumudi (Bhvadi) / Or Dissertation

Syllabus Research Methodology

  1. Orientation
      • What is research?
    • Definitions of research
      • Origin of research
    • Characteristics of research
    • Steps of scientific research
      • Qualities of a good researcher
    • Traditional research methods
      • Role of research guide
    • Key terms in research- Investigation, Exploration, Examination, Analysis, Hypothesis (characteristics and types of), Data, Methods and techniques, Results and findings etc.
  2. Research process
    • Research area and research topic
      • Preparing bibliography for background reading , Libraries, referencing, latest scholars and publications, journals
      • Formulating the research problem.
    • Extensive survey of relevant literature texts, manuscripts, critical editions
    • Developing hypothesis , Difficulties in approaches of objectivity ,Research Design, characteristics of RD, Need of RD
    • How to use Dictionaries and help material. Important dictionaries- PW, MW, Apte etc. Index literature- word index, verse index, Vedic Concordance., Subject specific dictionaries etc., Commentaries and translations.
      • Defining aims and objectives
    • Deciding the scope and limitations
      • Adopting appropriate research methodology- Data collection, sampling technique.
      • Content analysis and interpretation.
    • Writing a research proposal, Problems in writing the proposal.
      • Using computers in research process.
  3. Research Projects
  4. Small research projects are conducted by the students which includes writing and presenting a research paper.


  • Narotam Seksaria Foundation - For M.A. and Ph.d. Students
  • Suseva Foundation Scholarship - For Ph.d. Students


The Department provides all the necessary facilities required to successfully complete the courses. These include
  • A personal Departmental Library besides a huge Library of the University consisting of more than 2000 books comprising of mainly the source texts and their translations.
  • Computer facilities.
  • Personal Guidance
  • Hostel Facility for M.A. and Ph.D. Students

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