The study of Sanskrit language and literature, especially at the graduation level, includes poetry and drama as well as scientific, technical and philosophical texts.
The course content for BA (Honours) Sanskrit includes chapters on Dharmashastra, grammar, history of Sanskrit literature, and the Vedas. In the new semester system proposed by the Delhi University, some features of the curriculum will be in a new format from this academic session.
The curriculum helps students in exams such as the National Eligibility test, among others.
Almost in every college, the candidates will be shortlisted on fixed cut-offs. These cut-offs can vary from 45 to 63 per cent. Only St. Stephen’s College conducts interviews where cut-off limit for the interview last year was 63 per cent. Seventy-five per cent weightage was given to Class XII marks, 10 per cent to Class X and 15 per cent to the interview.
For this, one must have studied the subject up to Class X, but preference will be given to those who have studies Sanskrit till Class XII.
After completing the course, students can work in the government or the private sector. They can go for the civil services, state services, school and college-level teaching. Students can go to the Jawaharlal Nehru University or even foreign universities for higher studies. The Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, LBS University and CIE University offer the BED course for graduates through an entrance test.