Bachelor of Arts, (Honours) in Sanskrit is an undergraduate course in Sanskrit literature/language and is provided by many colleges of Delhi University. These are:-
- Kalindi College DU
- Hansraj College, DU
Course Details: 3-year full-time programme of 6 semesters i.e. 2 semesters/year.
Eligibility: 10+2 in any discipline from a recognized college or Board.
A wide scope of careers is there for students after having B.A. (Hons.) degree in Sanskrit Language, namely, Academics, Writing/ Publishing. This course transforms a student and makes him/her fit for pursuing a career in teaching.
Academics (You can pursue higher studies like M.A / M. Phil. / Ph.D. in Sanskrit Language etc.), Media/Journalism, Language Dept. of any institution or organization.
Salary: 2 lakh per annum to 8 lakh per annum
Jobs and Career Opportunities
Many opportunities knock your door after having B.A (Hons.) in the Sanskrit Language. Some are:
Sanskrit Teacher, Sanskrit Translator for various old texts, Content Writer, Sanskrit language analyst.
Other than these, you can provide tuition facilities in Sanskrit language or you can also be a Language Specialist or expert in various media and other institutions. Some are:
ASI (Archeological Survey of India), various publishing houses, DD Sanskrit, BBC, other private news channels etc.
The Syllabus for B.A. Honours Sanskrit can be widely divided into 4 parts-
1) Core Papers
Semester 1: Classical Sanskrit Literature (Poetry), the Critical survey of Sanskrit literature
Semester 2: Classical Sanskrit Literature (Prose), Self-Management in Gita
Semester 3: Classical Sanskrit Literature (Drama), Poetics and literary criticism, Indian Social institutions and polity
Semester 4: Indian Epigraphy, Paleography and Chronology, modern Sanskrit literature, Sanskrit and world literature
Semester 5: Vedic literature, Sanskrit grammar
Semester 6: Indian Ontology and Epistemology, Sanskrit composition and communication
2) Discipline Effective elective (DSE)
DSE 1- Indian System of logic and debate
DSE 2- Art of balanced living
DSE 3- Theatre and dramaturgy
DSE 4- Tools and Techniques for computing Sanskrit language
DSE 5- Sanskrit linguistics
DSE 6- Computational linguistics for Sanskrit
DSE 7- Fundamentals of Ayurveda
DSE 8- Environmental awareness in Sanskrit literature
3) Generic elective (GE)
GE 1- Basic Sanskrit
GE 2- Indian culture and social issues
GE 3- Sanskrit and other modern Indian languages
GE 4- Basic principles of Indian Medicine System (Ayurveda)
GE 5- Indian Aesthetics
GE 6- Fundamentals of Indian philosophy
GE 7- Ancient Indian polity
GE 8- Indian Epigraphy and Paleography
GE 9- Computer applications for Sanskrit
GE 10- Individual, family, and community in Indian social thought
GE 11- Nationalism and Indian literature
GE 12- Indian Architectural system
A student has to select any four of the above courses.
4) Ability Enhancement elective course (AEEC)
AEEC 1- Acting and Scriptwriting
AEEC 2- Reading skills in Brahmi scripts
AEEC 3- Machine translation: Tools and Techniques
AEEC 4- Evolution of Indian scripts
AEEC 5- Sanskrit meters and Music
A Student needs to select any two of the above courses.
Fee structure for B.A. Hons. Sanskrit may vary from college to college and with time. Generally, it’s around 9000/- course.