DEPARTMENT OF SANSKRIT
The present study of Sanskrit is a perfect blend of the ancient and the modern as well as the basic and the advanced knowledge and ideologies. It introduces various genres of Sanskrit literature -from the early Vedas to the Classical Poetry,Prose and Drama to the Modern Writings in Sanskrit including Novel, Short Story and Poetry – highlighting the un¬imaginable quality and diversity of the knowledge produced in India over the span of thousands of centuries. It renders an opportunity to know our ancient Indian Culture through the treasure of the Vaidika Scriptures, the Epics like The Mahabharata, The Ramayana, The Bhagvad-Gita – universally appreciated scripture of self-realization, The Dharmashastras, etc. It assimilates various modern sciences and aesthetic theories like Mathematics, Astronomy,Astrology, Climatology, Psychology, Management, etc. and contributes to their development by revealing the immense knowledge treasured in the ancient treaties. The due emphasis given to the relevant issues and theories like Self-Management, Stress-Management, Resource-Conservation, etc. proves it to be modern and scientific in its approach. The Grammar of Sanskrit – Panini’s Astadhyayi is globally accepted as the best and the most suited input for the Computer Sciences
Like any fundamental under-graduate course, this discourse on Sanskrit opens up avenues for entry into careers in Civil Services, Journalism, Law, Human Right Development and other opportunities of editing and translating manuscripts.Students interested in teaching profession can go for B.Ed, after graduation. The students may opt for Post-Graduation,M.Phil. & Ph.D. allowing them entry into the teaching faculty in colleges. The inter-disciplinary approach helps students in their all-round development. Due emphasis is given to the extra-curricular activities encouraging leadership, oratorial,recitational capabilities and competitive spirit in the students and thus, preparing them for a bright future.
The department offers B.A. Honours Course spread over three years and in six semesters (implemented since 2011-2012).In this course the student is offered Sanskrit as the Main Subject. It is also offered as a Language as well as a Subject in B.A.Programme. At Post-Graduate level, the Department holds bi-weekly tutorials for Part I & Part II of M.A. Course of Sanskrit supplementally to the lectures held in the Department of Sanskrit in the University of Delhi (North Campus).