Overview

idam andhaṃ tamaḥ kṛtsnaṃ jāyeta bhuvanatrayam;

yadi śabdāhvayaṃ jyotir āsaṃsāraṃ na dīpyate. (Daṇḍin, Kāvyādarśa)

"All the three worlds would become blinding darkness if the light called 'word' were not to shine forth to the limits of creation."

 

The Master’s Program in Sanskrit Studies offers text-based engagements with major forms of Indian intellectual thought in Sanskrit, such as literature, aesthetics, hermeneutics and advances a historical, cultural and linguistic study of Sanskrit language and literature. The course presents a text-critical and exegetical analysis and examines the intertextual links between literary texts. While studying the historical development of Sanskrit literature, this course also explores the continuities and discontinuities between the Sanskritic traditions of classical India and prevailing modes of enquiry in the Sanskrit literary canon.

The program is designed to equip learners with the interpretive and discursive techniques to engage with Sanskrit literatures within the framework of comparative studies. Drawing upon these literatures, it examines how Indian intellectual traditions have shaped societies, cultures, and civilizations. It is aimed at creating a brand of educators and researchers in Sanskrit language and literary studies competent in traditional and modern research methodology. On one hand, this would encourage newfound engagements with classical literatures; on the other, it aides the development of a refined pedagogy for the teaching of Sanskrit language and literature.

The program has been designed to accommodate students from diverse academic backgrounds and offer ample exposure to variety of philosophical subjects such as epistemology, metaphysics, ethics and aesthetics. With a structured curriculum which gradually proceeds from beginners to advance levels of study, it prepares the students to specialize in the subjects which best serve their intellectual growth.

 

Programs’ objectives

  • To conduct interdisciplinary studies/research in philosophy of art, literature with humanities and sciences 
  • To engage in debates of social, moral and intellectual importance
  • To cultivate in-depth understanding of Indian intellectual and cultural traditions
  • To work with Sanskrit texts and language independently
  • To pursue autonomous critical engagements with literature and arts
  • To extend philosophical skills and knowledge in various professional pursuits

 

Programs’ highlights

  • Proficiency in Sanskrit language
  • Critical study and analysis of literary texts
  • Research oriented focus on linguistics, didactics and philosophy
  • Hands-on training on Indian and European languages
  • Critical engagement with interdisciplinary niche areas
  • Entwined with an international pedagogy rooted in traditional approach
  • Inter-institutional collaborations and study/research opportunities within India and outside
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Year exit option with Postgraduate Diploma award

 

Career prospects

  • National and international organisations
  • Teaching activities (schools, colleges and universities)
  • Research and projects (academia and think-tanks)
  • Translation initiatives
  • Publication fields
  • Consultancy engagements
  • Cultural institutions

Duration

2 years 

Key Dates & Deadlines

15

15

Mar ' 23

Last date to Apply

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Tentative Course Commencement Date

Facilities

Healthcare
Access to hospital facilities gives student hands-on training

Innovation Centre
State-of-the-art Innovation Centre facilitates multi-disciplinary research

Labs
Laboratories give students the opportunity for practical experience

Sports & Fitness
Marena has world-class facilities with courts for badminton, tennis, soccer & squash, as well as a well-equipped gymnasium

Libraries
Libraries give students access to study resources, digital and print

Student Housing
Student hostels are their homes away from homes