1. Ph.D Programme

2. M.A Sanskrit


Dr. A. Ramulu

M.A., Ph.D.

Chairperson, BOS

Prof. K. Neelakantham

.M.A., M.Phil, Ph.D.

The Department was started in 1919. Sanskrit was offered as the second language and as an optional subject in intermediate and undergraduate courses. M.A was introduced in 1940 and Ph.D. in 1946.

Sanskrit became popular as the second language and as an optional (classical language) in undergraduate courses. The Department has been conducting research in the areas of Sahitya, Vyakarana, Mimamsa, Yoga, Kosa Shastras as well as in Vedic studies. The Department has published two rare books. It continues to publish its annual research journal started in 1998. So far 55 Ph.D. and 70 M.Phil. Degrees have been awarded.

Scholars of national and international repute like Professor Dhareshwar Shastry, Prof. Harihara Shastry, Prof. Aryendra Sharma, Prof. B.R. Shastri, were associated with the Department. Prof. P. Sri Ramachandrudu, Prof. P.G. Lalye, Prof. Nalini Sadhale and Prof. M. Gopal Reddy contributed to the development of the Department. Prof. P. Sri Ramachandrudu is a scholar of national repute.

Prof. M. Gopal Reddy served as Principal, Arts College, Controller of Examinations and Dean, Students Affairs. Prof. T. Keshavanarayana also served as Principal, Arts College


Courses Offered

  • Ph.D Programme

  • M.A Sanskrit

Paper Titles of M.A.( Sanskrit)



Core -1:  Poetry, Prose: Shishupala Vadham CantoI; Dasakumaracharitam VIII chapter
Harshacharitam V Chapter

Core 1:  Drama: Abhijnana Shakuntalam

Core -2:  Grammar: Sidhantakaumudi
(samjna and karaka prakaranams)

Core -2 :  Grammar: Siddhantakaumudi (Avyayibhava and Tatpurusha) & Selected metres from Vrittaratnakara

Core -3:  Vedic Literature - I: Selected Suktas of Rig-Veda. Taittiriyopanishad (Shikshavalli & Bhriguvalli)

Core -3 :  Vedic Literature - II: Selected Suktas of Rig-Veda. Vaidika sahitya
 itihasa (Samhita, Brahmana, Aaranyakani, Upanishads Vedangas

Elective I-A:  Elements of Darshanas - I : Tarkabhasa and Sankhyakarika

Elective I-A:   Elements of Darshanas - I: Yoga Darshana and Vedantasara

Elective I-B:  Vedic Literature-: Selected Suktas of Atharva Veda

Elective I-B:   Vyakarana Shastra (Shobda Prakaranam from Siddhantakaumudi)

Elective II-A:  Artha sangraha


Elective II-A:  Sarvadarshana Sangraha (Nastika Darshanas)

Elective II-B:  Upanishadvanmayam ( Isha, Kena, Katha,Prashna)

Elective II-B:  History of Modern Sanskrit Literature






Core - 1:  Prakrit and Nirukta

Core - 1 :  Linguistics & Prakrita Parichayam

Core - 2:  Kavya Prakash 1,2,3 Ullasas and Dasa Rupaka

Core - 2 :  Kavyalankara Sutra Vritti (1-3 Adhikaranas only)

Core - 3:  Kavya Prakasha of Mammata Tenth Chapter  (upto Paryayoktam Only)

Core - 3 :  Natyasastram 6th chapter

Elective I-A:  Dhvanyaloka of Ananda Vardhana - (1st and 2nd udyotas)

Elective I-A:   Kavyamimamsa ( First five chapters)

Elective I-B:  Kautilya's Artha Shastra (Adhikarana -I from chapter-I)

Elective I-B:  Dhvanayaloka (3rd and 4th Chapters)

ID Paper-: Sanskrita Studies. (Sanskrit Sahitya Vaibhavam)


Elective II-A:  History of Sanskrit Literature and Translation

Elective II-B: Sahitya Shastra-: (Selected Authors from Sanskrit Poetics)




Note: Complete details about the course may please be obtained from the Head of the department


Prof. A. Ramulu, Head of the Department
M.A., Ph.D.
Specializations: Meemansa & Sanskrit Literature

Prof. K. Neelakantham, Chairman BOS
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Specializations: Vyakaranam & Sanskrit Literature



Dr. Vidyanand Arya

M.A., M.Phil, Ph.D.

  Mr.K. Mallesh - Jr. Assistant
  Mr.P. Ravinder - Office Subordinate