Department of Sanskrit

About Department

The Department of Sanskrit aims to train students who are oriented towards research and teaching in advanced areas of Vedanta, Nyaya, Yoga and Sahitya. A Centre for Simple Sanskrit Speaking, sponsored by the UGC, is attached to this Department. The Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan (Deemed University), New Delhi has also allotted a center to teach non-formal Sanskrit courses through this Department.

Entrance Examination

The entrance examination for admission to M.A. programme will include questions of B.A. Sanskrit level on the following topics: Prose, Poetry, Drama, Historical Kavya and Alankaras.

The entrance examination for admission to M.Phil. and Ph.D. will be of the level of M.A. in the following areas: Prose, Poetry, Drama, Historical Kavyas, Alankaras, Technical Literature and Sad-darsanas. A majority of the questions will be descriptive in nature which would test the research aptitude of the candidate.

Entrance exam pattern for M.A. in Sanskrit: twenty short type questions of 2 marks, ten short notes of 4 marks, and one essay type for 20 marks. Entrance exam pattern for M.Phil. / Ph.D. will be common.

Programmes Offered

M.A. Sanskrit
Ph.D. Sanskrit (Full-time & Part-time (Internal & External))


Infrastructure Facilities

Computer with Internet facility is available.


Professor & H.O.D
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor

Contact Us

Dr. Chakaradhar Behera, Professor & Head, Department of Sanskrit, School of Humanities, Pondicherry University, Puducherry - 605 014.
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