The syllabus for MA Sanskrit is designed for two years which is divided into four semesters. This program consists of both core and elective subjects. Some common MA Sanskrit subjects are History of Classical Sanskrit Literature, History of Vedic Literature, Bhasa Pariccheda, Patanjali’s Mahabhasya.

Semester Wise MA Sanskrit Syllabus

The MA Sanskrit syllabus is designed with the intention to motivate the students to understand the concepts of Sanskrit literature in a better way. The MA Sanskrit syllabus provides theoretical knowledge and practical knowledge through laboratory sessions to the students. Here is the semester wise MA in Sanskrit syllabus: 

MA Sanskrit First Year Syllabus

Semester I

Semester II

Vedic hymns

RK Samhita

Atmabodha Prakaranam of Acharya Sankaran

Samkhya Arika

Sanskrit Philology

History of Vedic Literature

History of Classical Sanskrit Literature

Vaiyakarana Siddhantakaumudi (Purvardha) Samjna, Paribhasa, Ac Sandhi [up to Prakriti Bhavan]


Mricchakatikam (I-IV)

Ashokan Edicts: Rock Edicts –III, IV, V, VI, XII, XIII Nirukta (1.1 –1.14)

Sahityadarpana (Chapter –1, 2) Sahityadarpana (Chapter –3 up to Rasanirupana)

History of Sanskrit Grammar Harsacaritam (Ucchavsa-5)

Bhasa Pariccheda (Pratyaksa Khanda only)

Kautilya’s Arthasastra Adhikarana II – Chapters 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 35,36

Sayana’s Rgvedabhasyopakramanika Ashokan Edicts: Pillar Edicts - IV, VII


MA Sanskrit Second Year Syllabus

Semester III

Semester IV

Vaiyakarana Siddhantakaumudi (Uttarardha) Bhiwadi only

Dhvanyaloka (1st Udyog only)

Patanjali’s Mahabhasya (Paspasa only)

Naisadhacaritam (Ninth Canto only)


Mudrarakshasa (whole)

Yajnavalkya – Smriti (Vyavahara Adhyayana)

Dasarupaka (I to III)

Research Methodology & Manuscript ology

Kavyaprakasa (I –V Chapter)

Bhasa Pariccheda (Anuman, Upaman & Sabda-khanda With Muktavali &Mananirupana)

Rasa Gangadhara- (I Amana, up to Classification of poetry)

Mrcchakatika (V - X), Prakrit Prakash (I, II


Faridpur Copper Plate Inscription of Dharmaditya, regnal year 3 (Indian Antiquary, XXXIX)


MA Sanskrit Subjects

The MA Sanskrit subject is designed to give an in-depth understanding of the concepts to the students. The elective papers made students not only choose their area of interest but also excel in their specialization during their graduation. The Sanskrit MA syllabus also enables the students to know concepts and ideas at advanced levels. The MA Sanskrit subject list is given below:

  • Samkhya Arika
  • Kenopanishad
  • Dasarupaka
  • History of Classical Sanskrit Literature
  • Dhvanyaloka

MA Sanskrit Course Structure

The MA Sanskrit is composed of two years divided into four semesters. The provided Master of Arts Sanskrit subjects ensures the students get strong in the fundamental concepts during the first year. In the successive years, the students are exposed to hands-on training and practical sessions so that they have a deeper understanding of the subjects involved in their curriculum. At the end of the fourth semester, the students are asked to submit a project on their own. The course structure is as follows:

  • IV Semesters
  • Core Subjects
  • Elective Subjects
  • Practical Workshops
  • Project/ Thesis Submission

MA Sanskrit Teaching Methodology and Techniques

The MA Sanskrit students are exposed to different teaching methodologies. Along with the face-to-face teaching method, the lab sessions allow the students to have a real-time experience. It is also known that the industrial visits during graduation and attending internships helps the students to work even better in the industries. Listed below are the teaching methodology and strategies in general:

  • Group Projects
  • Conceptualized Learning
  • Traditional Classroom-Based Teaching
  • Practical Lab Sessions.

MA Sanskrit Projects

MA Sanskrit projects are submitted by the students at the end of the fourth semester. The students are getting assistance through hands-on training, and training through industrial visits and internships. Some of the popular MA Sanskrit projects are:

  • Sanskrit Drama.
  • Sanskrit Poetry.
  • Brahmana Granthas
  • Vedangas and Sutra Literature.

MA Sanskrit Reference Books

The MA Sanskrit books are available both online and offline. For detailed information, the full article is available in PDF format on the internet to the MA Sanskrit students. Also, the reference books help the students to have a better understanding of the old concepts related to Vedas and Upanishads. Some of the MA Sanskrit reference books are: 

Name of the Book

Name of the Author

Rksukta Vaijayanti

Velankar H.D


Velankar, H.D

Hymns of the Atharvaveda

M.Bloomfield, Motilal Banarsidass

Samaveda Samhita with English translation


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