This programme is designed for those who have basic knowledge of Sanskrit language and who want to pursue higher studies. In the first year students pursue the study of Sanskrit at a higher level of proficiency and are introduced to various genres of literature. They read selections from the Vedas, as well as texts on grammar, philosophy, poetry, poetics, etymology, ancient sciences, and the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata. While all the courses in the first year are compulsory, in the second year students can opt for specialization in Darshana (Indian Philosophy) or Vyakarana (Grammar).

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Key Information


B.A. Sanskrit. Students who have graduated in any other discipline, with a Diploma in Sanskrit from any recognized institute will also qualify. Those who have not cleared either of these courses, but have some degree of self-study, will have to take an entrance examination, where the passing grade is 40%.


Teaching-learning occurs through original Sanskrit texts and commentaries on it. Vyakarana specialization helps the students to understand the precise and scientific framework of this ancient language. Darshana specialization helps the students to develop Philosophical insight in all branches of Indian Philosophy.


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Semester I Semester II
Veda Vedic & Pauranik Literature
Darshana Darshana
Vyakarana Vyakarana
Sahitya Sahitya
Sanskrit Language Sanskrit Language
Semester III Semester IV
Darshana Specialisation Darshana Specialisation
Vyakarana Specialisation Vyakarana Specialisation


Bharatiya Sanskriti Peetham has expert faculty members, who have several years of experience in this field. They are drawn from the field of Yoga, Sanskrit and Philosophy and bring diverse perspectives that enhance teaching learning outcomes.

The specialisation in Darshana is a unique offering and includes an overview of all the branches of Indian Philosophy. Also included is one unit of introduction to Western Philosophy in syllabus to enable the students to develop a comparative perspective.

The K J Somaiya Institute of Dharma Studies has a library with over 30,000 books that is an invaluable resource for any student.

The K J Somaiya Institute of Dharma Studies regularly organises special lectures, seminars and workshops on different themes in areas of Religion, Culture and Philosophy. In addition, there are field trips to heritage sites. This offers students opportunities to meet students of other disciplines in informal learning forums which is an unmatched experience.

Programme Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the programme, students will be able to:

  • Read and understand Sanskrit texts without referring to translation.
  • Teach Sanskrit in post graduate courses if they clear SET or NET examination.