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Ancient textures: Sanskrit Hons.

education Updated: Jun 23, 2009 02:23 IST
Dr.Pankaj K Mishra
Dr.Pankaj K Mishra
Hindustan Times
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The study of Sanskrit Language and literature encompasses a rich tradition of poetry and drama as well as scientific, technical and philosophical texts. Knowledge of Sanskrit is a marker of educational attainment of modern India.

The cut-offs for admission can vary between 45 and 63 per cent. Only St. Stephen’s college conducts an interview.

In St. Stephen’s, cut-off marks for the interview is 63%. Seventy-five per cent weightage is given to Class 12 marks, 10% to Class 10 and 15% to the interview. For this year, 48 students will be called for the interview.

For this we need only Class 10 level knowledge of Sanskrit, but preference will be given to those students who have Sanskrit in Class12.

COURSE CONTENT
The course content for BA (Hons) Sanskrit has poetry, prose, drama, grammar, philosophy, history of Sanskrit literature, Vedas, Dharmashastra, and epigraphy etc. The curriculum helps students in exams like NET, civil services, and journalism.

ACADEMIC OPTIONS
After completing BA (Hons) Sanskrit, students can apply for for jobs in government and non-government organisations. They can prepare for civil services and state services exams or teaching.

Students can also opt for further education — MA, M. Phil, Ph.D.
In fact, just last year one of my students got a job with a multi national company and a package Rs 7.25 lakhs.

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