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Bachelor of Arts [BA] (Sanskrit) - Course Overview

  • STREAM

    ARTS

  • DURATION

    3 YEARS

  • COURSE

    Sanskrit

  • COURSE TYPE

    Graduation

Updated On - January 30th 2018

Bachelor of Arts in Sanskrit Top Colleges, Syllabus, Scope and Salary

Stream: Sanskrit    
Duration: 3 Years

Course: B.A.

Course Type: Graduation

 

B.A. in Sanskrit is a 3-year undergraduate course in Sanskrit literature. It concerns itself with the field of Arts and covers areas of subject specialty, such as Sanskrit society, poetry, prose, drama, novels, grammar, etc. The course is also offered in the distance learning mode at some institutes in India.

Bachelor of Arts in West BengalBachelor of Arts in Uttar PradeshBachelor of Arts in GujaratBachelor of Arts in Bihar

Sanskrit is the most ancient language of the world. All the Vedas and ancient texts of our country have been written in Sanskrit. Some of the words in Sanskrit have now gained position in the English dictionary as well.

Successful graduates of the course in India are offered an average monthly salary ranging between INR 15,000 to and 25,000.

B.A. in Sanskrit: Course Highlights

Given here are the basic highlights of the course.

Name of the courseB.A. in Sanskrit
Course LevelGraduation
Duration3 years, full- time/ Distance learning
StreamSanskrit
Examination TypeYearly
Eligibility10+2, or Diploma in Sanskrit or equivalent qualification
Admission ProcessMerit basis/ Entrance exam + Group Discussion/Personal Interview
Average Course FeeINR 1K to 1 Lakh
Average Starting SalaryINR 3 to 9 Lacs
Top Recruiting AreasColleges and universities, private organizations, temples, private academic institutions, translation service providers, tourism sector, print media organizations, TV channels, etc.

B.A. in Sanskrit: Course Objectives

Listed here are some of the principle objectives of the course.

  • To prepare eligible candidates for impactive communication in the language.

  • To prepare students for effective correspondence and written work through academic investigations of Subhashitas and Poetry.
  • To familiarize students with ancient Indian concepts of Agriculture, Cattle-field, Business and Money-lending.
  • To familiarize students with Sanskrit as a poetic tradition.
  • To equip students with the Indian classical poetic tradition.
  • To familiarize students with Sanskrit figures of speech and their usage.
  • To build advanced aptitude in students for contributing to Sanskrit literature through poetry and prose etc.

Top Institutes offering B.A. in Sanskrit   

The average tuition fee charged in India for B.A. in Sanskrit ranges between INR 1,000 (government institutes) and 1 lakh (private institutes).

Listed below are some of the top institutes in India that offer B.A. in Sanskrit.

SR.NO.INSTITUTESTATETUITION FEES (PER YEAR) IN INRELIGIBILITY CRITERIAADMISSION PROCEDURE
1.Miranda House CollegeNew Delhi, Delhi NCR12,16010+2 or equivalent qualification in Arts stream from a recognized school Board.Based on obtained merit/ performance in a relevant entrance test.
2.MADRAS CHRISTIAN COLLEGECHENNAI, TAMIL NADU18,71910+2 or equivalent qualification in Arts stream from a recognized school Board.Based on obtained merit/ performance in a relevant entrance test.
3.FERGUSSON COLLEGE,PUNE, MAHARASHTRA2,68710+2 or equivalent qualification in Arts stream from a recognized school Board.Based on obtained merit/ performance in a relevant entrance test.
4.K J SOMAIYA COLLEGE OF ARTS & COMMERCEMUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA8,34510+2 or equivalent qualification in Arts stream from a recognized school Board.Based on obtained merit/ performance in a relevant entrance test.
5.ST XAVIER'S COLLEGE, AHMEDABADAHMEDABAD, GUJARAT4,74010+2 or equivalent qualification in Arts stream from a recognized school Board.Based on obtained merit/ performance in a relevant entrance test.
6.ST. XAVIER'S COLLEGE - [SXC], KOLKATAKOLKATA, WEST BENGAL25,70010+2 or equivalent qualification in Arts stream from a recognized school Board.Based on obtained merit/ performance in a relevant entrance test.
7.Scottish Church CollegeKolkata, West Bengal10,20010+2 or equivalent qualification in Arts stream from a recognized school Board.Based on obtained merit/ performance in a relevant entrance test.
8.KISHINCHAND CHELLARAM COLLEGE -MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA5,11810+2 or equivalent qualification in Arts stream from a recognized school Board.Based on obtained merit/ performance in a relevant entrance test.
9.Asutosh CollegeKolkata, West Bengal9,40010+2 or equivalent qualification in Arts stream from a recognized school Board.Based on obtained merit/ performance in a relevant entrance test.
10.Maulana Azad CollegeKolkata, West Bengal1,19410+2 or equivalent qualification in Arts stream from a recognized school Board.Based on obtained merit/ performance in a relevant entrance test.
11.Arya Vidyapeeth CollegeGuwahati, Assam1,50010+2 or equivalent qualification in Arts stream from a recognized school Board.Based on obtained merit/ performance in a relevant entrance test.
12.Ranchi UniversityRanchi, Jharkhand2,37010+2 or equivalent qualification in Arts stream from a recognized school Board.Based on obtained merit/ performance in a relevant entrance test.
13.KELKAR EDUCATION TRUST'S V.G. VAZE COLLEGE OF ARTS SCIENCE AND COMMERCE,MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA5,19110+2 or equivalent qualification in Arts stream from a recognized school Board.Based on obtained merit/ performance in a relevant entrance test.
14.M.E.S. ABASAHEB GARWARE COLLEGE, PUNEPUNE, MAHARASHTRA92510+2 or equivalent qualification in Arts stream from a recognized school Board.Based on obtained merit/ performance in a relevant entrance test.
15.CU SHAH ARTS COLLEGE, AHMEDABADAHMEDABAD, GUJARAT98510+2 or equivalent qualification in Arts stream from a recognized school Board.Based on obtained merit/ performance in a relevant entrance test.
16.Ranchi Women's CollegeRanchi, Jharkhand5,31110+2 or equivalent qualification in Arts stream from a recognized school Board.Based on obtained merit/ performance in a relevant entrance test.
17.JYOTI NIVAS COLLEGE - [JNC], BANGALOREBANGALORE, KARNATAKA40,00010+2 or equivalent qualification in Arts stream from a recognized school Board.Based on obtained merit/ performance in a relevant entrance test.
18.INDRAPRASTHA COLLEGE FOR WOMEN - [IP], NEW DELHINEW DELHI, DELHI NCR6,66310+2 or equivalent qualification in Arts stream from a recognized school Board.Based on obtained merit/ performance in a relevant entrance test.
19.LORETO COLLEGE, KOLKATAKOLKATA, WEST BENGAL11,21710+2 or equivalent qualification in Arts stream from a recognized school Board.Based on obtained merit/ performance in a relevant entrance test.
20.Patna CollegePatna, Bihar1,85810+2 or equivalent qualification in Arts stream from a recognized school Board.Based on obtained merit/ performance in a relevant entrance test.

Eligibility for B.A. in Sanskrit   

Listed here are the minimum criteria of eligibility needed to be fulfilled for admission to the course.

  • 10+2 or equivalent qualification from a recognized Board.
  • Preferably Sanskrit as the main subject at the Higher Secondary level.
  • Qualification of a relevant entrance test in the case of some institutes.
Bachelor of Arts in OrissaBachelor of Arts in Madhya PradeshBachelor of Arts in KarnatakaBachelor of Arts in Assam

B.A. in Sanskrit: Admission Process

Admission to the course is based on the candidate’s performance in 2 stages:

  1. Institutional Test.
  2. Personal Interview- involving assessment of fitness, work experience, publications and Statement of Purpose.

Most institutes shortlist students for the course on the basis of their performance in a relevant entrance test. Some institutes conduct their own entrance tests for offering admission. Admission process may vary from college to college.

Some institutes in the country also offer admission on the basis of the candidate’s obtained merit at the 10+2 level.

B.A. in Sanskrit: Syllabus and Course Structure

A year- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is given here.

Year I

MIL Addl. Sanskrit
Hitopadesa (Mitralabha) Fables
Ita- Sudhakumbhah - Selected Verses Subhas
Optional Sanskrit
Svapnavasavadattam of Bhasa – (complete)
Kumarasam· bhavam of Kalidasa (Canto V)

Year II

Minor Paper - I
Vikramorvasiyam of Kalidasa (Complete)
Srimadbhagavadgita
Minor Paper - II
(Ullasa I) (Complete) Kavyaprakasa of Mammat
(Ullasa X - Selected Ala Kavyaprakasa of Mammat
Major Paper – I
Abhijnanasakuntalam of Kalidasa (Complete)
Srimadbhagavadgita
Major Paper - II
(Parichhedas) I Sahityadarpan & II- complete
(Parichheda X) – Selected Alamkaras Sahityadarpan
Major Paper - III
History of Classical Sanskrit (Selected authors)
Manusmriti

Year III

Paper - IV
Siddhantakaumudi, Samjna, Paribhasa,Vaiyakaran & as (complete) Karaka Prakaran
Unseens
Paper - V
Vedic Reader- Selected hymns
Kena Upanis (Complete), Kat
Paper - VI
Vedantasara of Sadananda (Complete)
(Complete Samkhya-Karika of Isvarakr
Paper - VII
History of Vedic
Ilya (Complete), Arthasastra of Kaut
Paper - VIII
Tam - (Selected Topics) Tagadyamr Sanskrit
Tanibandhacandrika (Selected Essays) Sanskrit
Paper – IX
(Taranga VII) – Complete of Kalhan Rajatarangin
Savitrisatakam of Modern Jayadeva (Complete).

B.A. in Sanskrit: Academic Options

Upon successful completion of the course, graduates interested in further studies in the discipline may go for pursuing M.A. in Sanskrit Literature or Master’s in Mass Communication and Journalism with specialization in Sanskrit Patrakarita.

Other options include pursuing Postgraduate Diploma in Functional Sanskrit and Translation, Post-Graduate Diploma in Sanskrit Journalism, or Bachelor’s degree in Education for a career in education.

B.A. in Sanskrit: Career Prospects

Such graduates can pursue the subject professionally in positions such as Teacher, Translator, Freelancer, or Interpreters (Consecutive Interpreter, General Interpreter or Liaison Interpreter).

Translators also work in scientific, technical or business-related fields. Freelancing is the new trend in the field of language. Freelancers join research firms, translation bureaus, publishing houses, international organizations, hotel industry, travel and tourism sectors, among other areas.

Such professionals are hired in capacities such as Consultant - Sanskrit Proof Reading, Teacher, Customer Service Associate, Sales Coordinator (with Sanskrit), Interpreter (from one language to other), Content Writer - Editor (Sanskrit), Sanskrit Translator, Part Time Trainer – Sanskrit, Assistant Professor - Sanskrit Journalism, Data Entry Operator, Tele-caller – Sanskrit, and the like.

Colleges and universities, private organizations, temples, private academic institutions, translation service providers, tourism sector, print media organizations, TV channels etc. hire qualified Sanskrit graduates.

Some of the popular professional avenues open to successful graduates of the course are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Sanskrit
Job TitleJob DescriptionAverage Annual Salary in INR
TeacherTeachers teach and instruct lessons to the whole class, or individuals separately, asses students’ performance, and grade tests.2,4,868 – 9,30,797
ProfessorProfessors teach courses to students at advanced levels and impart lessons aimed at enhancing pupils’ aptitude in the subject.2,62,426 - 1,390,567
Content Editor (Sanskrit)Content Editors are in charge of all areas of a language specialization, incorporating content improvement, outline, creation, introduction, assessment, and investigation, to name a few. They utilize information and criticism from clients to help assess and improve the quality of written/printed content in the language.1,56,216 – 6,14,451

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