Diploma in Sanskrit: Language and Literature

(This programme will be conducted in online mode.)

Date of commencement: 20th August 2022
Days and timings: Saturdays and Sundays; 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.


Sanskrit, one of the classical languages opens the doors to the history of rich heritage our ancestors preserved for us as well as it helps to explore the new dimensions of the known sciences. The grammatical precision of Sanskrit, the depth of the philosophy, beauty and metrical rhythm of the poetry, and the rich tradition of the scientific literature in Sanskrit makes it one of the significant languages studied globally.

The course aims at giving the students the opportunity to explore the beauty of Sanskrit language through the knowledge of the basic structure of grammar, overview of the classical Sanskrit literature and some part of the textual extracts to be read and understood. The course also intends to help the students to grasp the conversational Sanskrit. It can generate the interest in students for the further studies in Sanskrit.

Eligibility:  HSC or equivalent. Prior Knowledge of Sanskrit language not required. 

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Key Information


Teaching-learning occurs with the introduction to the fundamental principles of Sanskrit grammar, selected portion of Sanskrit literature and also conversation skills so that the students will understand the basic framework of Sanskrit.


  • Bharatiya Sanskriti Peetham has expert faculty members who have the skill to create an interest in students by teaching the topics skillfully and without creating the burden of study.
  • The special lectures, seminars and workshops are organized from time to time to enlighten the students.
  • The students are encouraged to learn Sanskrit grammar with their efforts to construct small sentences and develop the confidence to speak and read Sanskrit.
  • The introduction to classical Sanskrit literature motivates the students to continue studying Sanskrit.
  • With prior graduation in any stream, the students after the completion of this course successfully, can take admission for M.A. in Sanskrit.


Semester I Semester II
Grammar - I Grammar - II
Classical Sanskrit Literature - I Classical Sanskrit Literature - II
Comprehension - I Comprehension - II

Programme Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the programme, a student will:

  • Have a good foundation of the grammatical framework as well as the literature of Sanskrit.
  • Be able to read Sanskrit, write basic sentences in Sanskrit and speak basic Sanskrit.
  • Have a quest to go deeper to acquire the thorough knowledge of Sanskrit.