Master of Arts (MA) Sanskrit - Ethiraj College For Women ( ECFE Chennai )

  • Years 2 Years
  • Type Course Post Graduate
  • stream Arts
  • Delivery Mode

What is M.A. in Sanskrit?


M.A. in Sanskrit is a postgraduate programme built on the fundamentals of Vedic and Sanskrit literature, Indian philosophy, ethics, and Sanskrit grammar. It is a historical Indo-Aryan language that serves as the principal liturgical language for Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism. The state of Uttarakhand has made it an official language. This course in Sanskrit teaches students about Sanskrit epics in Indian literature, poetry, drama, and the history of Classical Sanskrit literature.

Students in this course learn to read and write in the Devanagari script, which will help them create digital posters, compose poetry, and write theatrical plays in Sanskrit. Sanskrit Philosophy, Meghdutam, History of Classical Sanskrit Literature, History of Vedic Literature, History of Sanskrit Grammar, Harsacaritram, and other disciplines are covered in the MA Sanskrit course curriculum.

 Students are not limited to translating literature; they may also make significant contributions to music, mass media, tourism, and education. The M.A. in Sanskrit course primarily teaches the language's fundamentals through daily usage, discussion, and role-playing. While following this path, the students will receive practical explanations and instructions on building sentences in Sanskrit. Sanskrit reading and writing abilities of the students is boosted. This programme will gradually teach a practical understanding of forms, cases, and tenses.

The M.A. Sanskrit course is meant to place a strong focus on Acarya Sankara's Philology of Sanskrit:

  • Atmabodhaprakaranam.
  • The Development of Classical Sanskrit Literature
  • The Evolution of Vedic Literature
  • Manuscript and Research Methodology 
  • Patanjali's Mahabhasya.

Eligibility Criteria for M.A. in Sanskrit


The following are the minimum qualifying requirements for students seeking an M.A. in Sanskrit from Indian universities:

  • A bachelor's degree in arts from a reputable university is required.
  • Must have received at least 50% of the marks in the Bachelor's degree examination.
  • Students interested in the Sanskrit language and who want to preserve and promote the language are eligible for enrollment.
  • Applicants must have studied Sanskrit as a significant topic throughout their undergraduate studies.
  • For the course, students should have strong communication, reading, and writing abilities.

 Benefits of M.A. in Sanskrit


  • Understanding the origin of many terms in Indian and foreign languages can be aided by learning Sanskrit. 
  • It will also assist you in comprehending old Sanskrit writings, shlokas, and other Sanskrit terms in their original context, with nothing lost in translation. You will be able to read and understand the original material after finishing this course.
  • This training is very job-oriented. After the completion of the course, students will be able to pursue a career in both the public and private sectors.

 Future Scopes of M.A. in Sanskrit


  • After finishing this course, students can continue their studies and further academic inquiry and research by enrolling in M.Phil Sanskrit and Ph.D Sanskrit programmes. This course primarily serves as a good foundation for subsequent education and associated opportunities.
  • Postgraduates with an M.A. in Sanskrit can work as a Sanskrit Teacher, Lecturer Online Transcript, Sanskrit Typist, Official Language Officer, Home Tutor, and so on.
  • The average M.A. in Sanskrit pay in India currently ranges from INR 3, 00,000 to INR 9, 00,000 per year.

Career and Job Opportunities after M.A. in Sanskrit


Students who have finished the M.A. Sanskrit degree might find work in the academic and research sectors. Both public and commercial sector companies employ postgraduates for advanced study and exploration.

M.A. Sanskrit degree graduates will be able to find work in a variety of fields, including private businesses, temples, private academic institutions, Sanskrit Teachers, Home Tutor, translation service providers, the tourist industry, Online Transcript, Official Language Officer, print media organisations, and television channels, among others.

 

Fees Structure & Course Duration of M.A. in Sanskrit


The tuition fees for enrolling in M.A. Sanskrit courses vary as per university. The average annual course fees generally range between INR 10,000 and 1, 00,000.The postgraduate programme is for 2 years for general students and may vary depending on the mode of education.

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