Bachelor of Arts (BA) Sanskrit (Hons.) is a three-year regular graduate program in Sanskrit language that one can pursue after completing 10+2 or equivalent level education. It is an Under Graduate (UG) program that is offered by various colleges and universities across the country.
Most of the colleges and universities offer admission to this course based on merit. The merit determining criteria for the course is class 12th board percentage or equivalent educational qualification obtained by the candidate. There is no Common Entrance Test (CET) for this course.
Some of the colleges that offer BA (Hons.) in Sanskrit through the above-mentioned criteria are listed below for your reference.
Average course fee charged by various institutes is approximately around INR 20,000.
Apart from the above-mentioned colleges there are some colleges that also offer admission based on cumulative analysis of performance in a CET as well class 12th board exams (or equivalent). However, in majority of the government as well as private colleges and Universities merit-based criteria instead of CET is adopted for granting admission into the course.
BA (Hons) Sanskrit degree holders can be hired as Translator, Content developer, Journalist, Teacher. Average starting salary is approximately INR 12,000.
|Course Type||Under Graduate (UG)|
|Area Concerned||Indian Language (Sanskrit)|
|Duration of Course||3 Years|
|Admission process||Merit-based (Based on class 12th board percentage)|
|Structure of Course||Semester-Wise|
|Eligibility||10+2 or equivalent|
|Top recruiting areas||Content development, Teaching, Communication/Translation, Journalism|
|Job Profiles||Translator, Content developer, Journalist, Teacher|
|Course Fee||INR 20,000|
|Average starting salary||INR 12,000|
The 3-year graduation program in Sanskrit focuses on providing an overall understanding of this ancient language to the students through the vast coverage of its syllabus. The study of Sanskrit is divided into following parts
The syllabus of the course is divided in such a manner that a student pursuing the course learns these various parts of the language in a sequential manner under the semester-wise division of the course curriculum.
|Asansol Girls’ College||Asansol||INR 4,000|
|Bangabasi College||Kolkata||INR 3, 645|
|Daulat Ram College||Delhi||INR 44, 610|
|Zakir Hussain College||Delhi||INR 9,000|
|St. Stephen’s College||Delhi||INR 1.05 lakhs (3 Years)|
|Serampore College||Serampore||INR 20,000|
|New Alipore College||Alipore||INR 59,490 (3 Years)|
|Acharya Brojendra Nath Seal College||Cooch Behar||INR 4, 665|
|APC College||Barrackpore||INR 11,000|
|Aligarh Muslim University||Aligarh||INR 7,625|
|ANS College||Patna||INR 12,000|
|ABVH Vishwavidyalya||Bhopal||INR 5,000|
|AVK College for Woman||Hassan||INR 6,500|
|BBK Mahavidyalaya||Balagrah||INR 8, 500|
|Banki College||Cuttack||INR 5,655|
|BBS College||Kolkata||INR 6,666|
|Barasat Government College||Kolkata||INR 10,000|
Candidate must have passed the 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized state board or central board with at least 55% (45% to 50% for reserved category candidates) marks.
The eligibility criteria’s mentioned above are common to most of the universities and colleges across the country that are offering this course to the students.
The admission process for BA (Hons) Sanskrit course involves a merit-based selection procedure rather than a common entrance test based admission process (as seen across various Universities and colleges in the country). For more clarification and ease of understanding, we have dealt with the process of admission for this course in a more detailed manner under the below-mentioned points.
However, in most of the colleges, the admission process would be a straight forward task which would involve college displaying cut-off for the course two to three times (or more till the seats are filled) and candidates satisfying the cut-off percentage visiting the college and getting admissions.
The syllabus of the course is divided into 6 semesters spread over a span of three years with each year comprising of two semesters. Candidates would have to pass both the semester exam in order to proceed for next year of course.
The syllabus of the course is divided into various parts and modules that students are taught during the course of their graduation. The syllabus covers all the aspects related to the language so as to provide a holistic understanding of the language to the graduation students.
The details regarding the syllabus of the course is mentioned (in screenshots) below for the reference of the candidates.
|Semester I||Semester II|
|Classical Sanskrit Literature (Poetry)||Poetry and Literary Criticism|
|Classical Sanskrit Literature (Prose)||Classical Sanskrit Literature (Drama)|
|Drama and Grammar||Poetry|
|Semester III||Semester IV|
|Vedic Literature||Critical Survey of Classical Sanskrit Literature|
|Indian Social Institutions and Polity||History of Indian Philosophy|
|History of Vedic Literature||Linguistics and Language|
|History of Sanskrit Literature and Translation||Dharma Shastra and Upanisa|
|Spoken Sanskrit and Computer Application||Spoken Sanskrit and Communicative English|
|Semester V||Semester VI|
|Sanskrit Grammar||Indian Ontology and Epistemology|
|Indian Epigraphy, Palaeography and Chronology||Sanskrit and World Literature|
|Veda Nyya/ Vykarra||Veda Nyya/ Vykarra|
|Veda Nyya/ Kvya/ Vykarra||Veda Nyya/ Kvya/ Vykarra|
Secondary and college level.
Sanskrit graduate candidates have plenty of options to choose from in terms of his/her career. One can choose from areas like journalism and communication to the more common one likes teaching and literary works.
To provide you a holistic view of the career prospects of the course we have tabled certain areas and the respective roles attached to the same where Sanskrit graduates can look for in terms of their career.
|Job Profile||Role||Average Salary (in INR)|
|Translator||The person involved in this sector is entrusted with responsibilities of communicating Sanskrit in English, Hindi or any other language to the correspondents or the thirds person. Working in this domain requires knowledge of two to three languages apart from Sanskrit.||INR 1.44-1.8 Lacs|
|Journalist/Content Developer||Working in this domain requires one to indulge in developing content in the Sanskrit language for the viewers as well as preparing news item for the newspapers or journals.||INR 1.8 Lacs|
|Government School Teacher/Journalist in Government run news channels||Job in a government sector can range from a teaching job to a job of the translator. Sanskrit graduates can also look for opportunities in various government sectors like news anchor or reporter in DD news.||INR 1.8-2.16 Lacs|
|Writer||The working in this domain requires writing stories and poems in Sanskrit o be published for reading in magazines or as a separate publication||INR 1.44-1.8 Lacs|
|Private School/College Teacher||This would involve regular teaching job of teaching the language to school or college level students. There are plenty of options in private sector but the candidate has to go for B.Ed degree in the long run.||INR 1.2-1.44 Lacs|