Academics : Sanskrit and Lexicography
|Name of the Course
|M.A. In Sanskrit
||M.A. + Entrance Exam/NET/SET/M.phil.
||Registered for Ph.d./M.phil
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 :
Semester II :
||Grammar and Lexicography
||Epic and Puranas
Semester III :
||Studies in Dharmashastra
||History of Sanskrit Literature
||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
||Indo-Aryan Linguistics and Epigraphy
||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
- Definitions of research
- Characteristics of research
- Steps of scientific research
- Qualities of a good researcher
- Traditional research methods
- Key terms in research- Investigation, Exploration, Examination, Analysis, Hypothesis (characteristics and types of), Data, Methods and techniques, Results and findings etc.
- 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.
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