Department of Sanskrit

about the department

Sanskrit is considered as the mother language of all Indian languages. We can know the glorious past of our country with the help of this language, as all the ancient texts were written in Sanskrit. So the Sanskrit Department of our college has been made enriched with various books in the departmental library which will help the students to learn this language. We have four faculties in Sanskrit Department. Among them, three teachers are part-time teachers and the Head of the Department is the Assistant Professor. In this department we have computer with WiFi connection. We arrange for Power point Presentation classes frequently. We try to build up a friendly relationship with the students as they can easily ask questions wherever they have any doubt regarding their syllabus and studies. We try to help our students to be able to develop their skills as they can be prepare to build up a good career by studying this subject.

LEARNING OUTCOME

Program outcome:

Students should peruse Bachelor of Art studies for the love of learning. B.A. degree course contains the subjects like many languages, linguistics, History, Political Science, Philosophy, Education etc. Students should complete graduation because most of their chosen profession requires a graduate degree. So to look for a good job with a better position and advanced opportunities for themselves students should peruse the Bachelor of Arts course.

Program specific outcome:

Sanskrit is one of the world’s oldest and classical languages. The language has various meanings for the people who want to understand the root of the civilization. It has a great contribution to other ancient languages like Latin, Greek, German and several Indian languages. The vocabularies of all Indo-Aryan languages and most of the Dravidian languages are mostly drawn from Sanskrit. This language has an extremely rich literature and its literature includes the field of Politics, Science, Medical Science, Astrology, Ayurveda, Art and Architectures. So to connect with the ancient Indian past, its spiritualism, development and civilization one should definitely learn Sanskrit.
Learning Sanskrit will give the learners a good base to learn other Indian languages, since most of them have common roots. By learning Sanskrit one can build up a good career in teaching profession. As most of school, colleges and universities of India have Sanskrit language to study. Sanskrit is a globally respected language. So not only in India, many countries of world patronize Sanskrit Scholars as many foreign universities have this language to study and they love to learn Sanskrit. Besides, there are many career options available for people who wish to take it as a profession. Some professions that need a degree in Sanskrit can be that of an Archaeologist, Astrologer, Linguist, Historians, Philosopher which need a degree in Sanskrit. Concept of Yoga, Vastu Shastra, Ayurveda etc. also need the understanding of this language to interpret the texts. Since this language helps us to know about the past hence one Sanskrit Scholar can help a lot in Archaeological survey and museum as well.
Ancient religious texts of India like Vedas, Upanisads, The Ramayana, The Mahabharatas etc were originally recorded in Sanskrit language. Whole philosophical texts of India were also written in Sanskrit. To enrich our religious, philosophical and spiritual values we should learn those texts in its original language as very often the translator fails to convey its original interpretation. During worship and performing different sacrifices of Hindu religion we need a worshipper who should be fluent in this language as all the religious texts and are written in Sanskrit. Indian constitution, modern Indian laws are indebted to ancient Dharmasastras and Nitisastras which were all written in Sanskrit.
So to develop one’s moral, political, social, religious, literal, scientifical knowledge as well as to develop a good career one should learn the mother language of all languages of India.

Course specific outcome:

In Sanskrit degree course Sanskrit student have to learn various topics and they also have to do the project work.
• Project work is considered as a special course involving application of knowledge in solving or analyzing different topics which may be given in lieu of a discipline specific elective paper.
• The topics on Classical Sanskrit prose and poetry and drama aim to get students acquainted with the literature through which students will be able to appreciate the development of Sanskrit literature. The course also seeks to help students to negotiate texts independently.
• The course on Sanskrit literature from Vedic literature to Puranas intends to give an outline of different shastrik traditions through which students will be able to know the different genres of Sanskrit literature and Sastras.
• The objective on the course on Gita is to study the philosophy of self-management in the Gita. The course seeks to help students negotiate the text independently without referring to the traditional commentaries so as to enable them to experience the richness of the texts.
• The study on Sanskrit poetics embraces all poetic art and includes concepts of various literary criticism. The entire domain of Sanskrit poetics Hs flourished with the topics such as definition of the poetry and divisions, functions of the word and meaning, theory of rasa and alamkaras and chandas etc. This developsthe capacity of creative writing.
• The course like Indian Epigraphy, Paleography and Chronology aim to acquaint the students with the epigraphical journey in Sanskrit, the only source which directly reflects the society, politics, geography and economy of the time. The course also seeks to help students to know the different styles of Sanskrit writing.
• Studies of Indian philosophy aim to get the students acquainted with the cardinal principals of the Nyaya-Vaisesika philosophical texts in Sanskrit. It also intends to give them an understanding of essential aspects of Indian philosophy.
• Studies on Sanskrit world literature is aimed to provide information to students about the spread & influence of Sanskrit literature and culture through the ages in various parts of the world in medieval & modern times.

 

faculty

Vision

To develop an original student who should be able to weigh evidence to follow and criticize argument and put his own value on authorities.

 

Mission

“We may forego material benefits but we cannot forego our right and opportunity to reap the benefit of higher education to the fullest extent as education is the greatest material benefit”.—-Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

Affiliation

Affiliated to West Bengal State University,Barasat.
Govt.Aided College.