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




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Updated On - January 16th 2019 By SAKSHI GUPTA

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.

Top Institutes offering B.A. in Sanskrit are:

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
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 principal 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.

Miranda House CollegeNew Delhi, Delhi NCR12,160
Madras Christian College Chennai, Tamil Nadu 18,719
Fergusson College Pune, Maharashtra 2,687
K J Somaiya College of Arts and Commerce Mumbai, Maharashtra 8,345
ST. Xavier’s College, AhmedabadAhmedabad, Gujarat 4,740
ST. Xavier’s College, KolkataKolkata, West Bengal25,700
Scottish Church CollegeKolkata, West Bengal10,200
Kishinchand Chellaram CollegeMumbai, Maharashtra 5,118
Asutosh CollegeKolkata, West Bengal9,400
Maulana Azad CollegeKolkata, West Bengal1,194
Arya Vidyapeeth CollegeGuwahati, Assam1,500
Ranchi UniversityRanchi, Jharkhand2,370
M.E.S. Abasaheb Garware College, Pune Pune, Maharashtra 925
CU Shah Arts College, AhmedabadAhmedabad, Gujarat 985
Ranchi Women's CollegeRanchi, Jharkhand5,311
Jyoti Nivas College (JNC), Bangalore Bangalore, Karnataka 40,000
Indraprashtha College for Women (IP), New Delhi New Delhi, Delhi NCR6,663
Loreto College, KolkataKolkata, West Bengal11,217
Patna CollegePatna, Bihar1,858

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 the 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 for B.A. in Sanskrit 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 IYear IIYear III
MIL Addl. SanskritSrimadbhagavadgitaHistory of Vedic
Hitopadesa (Mitralabha) FablesVikramorvasiyam of Kalidasa (Complete)Siddhantakaumudi, Samjna, Paribhasa,Vaiyakaran & as (complete) Karaka Prakaran
Ita- Sudhakumbhah - Selected Verses SubhasSrimadbhagavadgitaUnseens
Optional SanskritAbhijnanasakuntalam of Kalidasa (Complete)Vedic Reader- Selected hymns
Svapnavasavadattam of Bhasa – (complete)(Ullasa I) (Complete) Kavyaprakasa of MammatKena Upanis (Complete), Kat
Kumarasam· bhavam of Kalidasa (Canto V)(Ullasa X - Selected Ala Kavyaprakasa of MammatVedantasara of Sadananda (Complete)
-(Parichhedas) I Sahityadarpan & II- completeIlya (Complete), Arthasastra of Kaut
-Parichheda X) – Selected Alamkaras SahityadarpanTam - (Selected Topics) Tagadyamr Sanskrit
-History of Classical Sanskrit (Selected authors)Tanibandhacandrika (Selected Essays) Sanskrit
-Manusmriti(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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