Department of Sanskrit

Sanskrit is the first and the oldest department of the College. It was an outgrowth of the language faculty at Saraawathodyothini Sanskrit School, the seed of the present college. When the school was elevated to the status of a college with the new name Central Sanskrit College with affiliation by the University of Madras, it automatically became a department imparting training for 'Vidwan' and 'Siromani' titles, roughly the equivalent to present graduate diploma.   The institute attracted students from far and wide. In due course of time, the Central Sanskrit College became the hub of scholastic debates and is reputed to have spawned as many as thirty-five institutions dedicated to the cause of Sanskrit.  In 1931, the department was recognized as a research center. Three year undergraduate program was started in 1966 and two-year postgraduate program in 1968. The University of Calicut recognized the department as a research center in 1979.    

  1. Faculty profile

No

Name

Qualification

E mail

Phone

 

01

Dr. V.K. Amala

M.A., NET, Ph.D.

amalavk70@gmail.com

9846460053

 

02

Dr. M. Sathian

M.A., B.Ed., M.Phil, Ph.D.

drmsathyan@rediffmail.com

9496353820

 

03

Dr. Pushpadasan Kuniyil

M.A., B.Ed., M.Phil, Ph.D.

daskunijil@gmail.com

9497645922

 

04

A. Vasu

M.A. NET., B.Ed.

vasudappalam@gmail.com

9495811166

 

05

M. Rajalakshmi

M.A., NET

rajalakshmykesavan7@gmail.com

9446810143

 

06

Thahira P.

MA, B.ED, NET

thahirajeesh@gmail.com

9946241127

 

07

Lakshmanan A.B.

MA,B.ED, LLB, NET

lakshmanav67@yahoo.com

9446367421

 

08

Dr. Prajjwala A.K.

M.A., M.Phil NET

prajwalababu@gmail.com

9495455279

 

09

Sharmila Thankappan

M.A., M.Phil NET

vasusharmila@gmail.com

9495317812

 

10

Sunitha C.

MA, BED, NET

sunithababushine@gmail.com

9544908701

11

Lathakumari P.

M.A., M.Phil NET

lathapalolli@yahoo..com

9496235228

 

12

Dr. Thanu V.G.

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Student profile

a. Qualification: Candidates with a pass in the plus two or equivalent examination with any optional subjects are eligible to apply for B.A. Sanskrit.  The rank or index mark is calculated by adding twice the mark of Sanskrit with the total. For M.A. both degree holders in Sanskrit and other who had Sanskrit as second language at the undergraduate level can apply.

 

b. Present number and categories:

Class

UG I

UG II

UG III

PG I

PG II

Sanctioned Strength

40

40

40

18

20

No.of Students Admitted

40

40

40

17

19

No of present students

40

37

38

17

16

Boys

7

5

3

0

0

Girls

33

32

35

17

16

SC

9

8

10

5

9

ST

0

0

0

0

0

OBC and minority

21

16

20

8

3

General

10

13

8

4

4

 

  1. Recent curricular changes

The UG program has been converted into credit and semester system from 2009 admissions onwards. University of Calicut introduced Credit Semester System for all regular PG programmes with effect from 2010 admission onwards.

3. Rank holders:

No

Student

Class

Rank

Year

01

P.K. Dhanya

M.A. Sanskrit

I

2005

02

P. Praseetha

M.A. Sanskrit

II

2005

03

A.P. Sunilkumar

M.A. Sanskrit

III

2005

04

N.NeerajaNair

M.A. Sanskrit

I

2006

05

T.S. Subha

M.A. Sanskrit

II

2006

06

P.Jayasree

M.A. Sanskrit

III

2006

07

T. Deepa

M.A. Sanskrit

I

2007

08

A.P. Sandhya

M.A. Sanskrit

II

2007

09

Dhanya Chitra

M.A. Sanskrit

III

2007

10

Sheeba Chandran

B.A. Sanskrit

I

2007

11

V. RajaniChandran

M.A. Sanskrit

I

2008

12

V.C. Dhanya

M.A. Sanskrit

II

2008

13

V.V. Varsha

M.A. Sanskrit

III

2008

14

B. Preetha

B.A. Sanskrit

I

2008

15

Sheeba Chandran

M.A. Sanskrit

I

2009

16

P. Sangeetha

M.A. Sanskrit

II

2009

17

K. Ammulakshmi

M.A. Sanskrit

III

2009

18

Preetha B.

M.A. Sanskrit

I

2010

19

Chandrika C.

M.A. Sanskrit

II

2010

20

Soumya A.

M.A. Sanskrit

III

2010

 

  1. Learning resources:
  1. The department library:   The department has a library that contains seven hundred books
  2. Computer, printer and internet
  3. Journals:  

01

Journal of Sukritindra Oriental Research Institute

02

Vishweshvaranand Indological Journal

03

Praci-Jyoti Digest of Indological studies

04

Adayar News Letter

05

Theosophical Digest

06

Dhimahi   Journal of Chinmaya International Foundation

07

Purnathrayi

5. Research: The department is a recognized research center under the University of Calicut.

6.Placement record of past students  

No

Name

Present status

01

P.V. Ramankutty

Retd. Principal, Govt. College, Elerithattu,

02

C.R. Rathnam

Retd. Lecturer,  Maharajas College, Ernakulam

03

N.K. Geetha

HoD Sanskrit, SNGS College, Pattambi

04

P.N.P. Sarma

Lecturer, SNGS College, Pattambi

05

M.T. Muraleedharan

Lecturer, SNGS College, Pattambi

06

A. Raveendran

Lecturer, Govt. Sanskrit College, Tripunithura

07

C.P. Prabhadevi

Lecturer, Govt. Sanskrit College, Tripunithura

08

V.P. Udayakumar

Lecturer, Govt. Sanskrit College, Tripunithura

09

Rajalakshmi M.

Lecturer, Govt. Sanskrit College, Tripunithura

10

Jayanarayanan K.

Lecturer, SKV College, Trichur

11

Ashokkumar K.

Registrar, Sub- Registration Office, Vilayoor

12

K. Narayanan

Asst. Manager, South Malabar Grameen bank, Calicut

13

C.M. Neelakantan

Reader, Sree Sankaracharya Sanskrit University, Kalady

14

C. Rajendran

Reader, University of Calicut

15

P.M. Abdul Rahiman

Principal, Govt. College, Kozhinjapara

16

K. Radha

Lecturer in General Sanskrit, Govt. Victoria College, Palakkad

17

Ajitha T.S.

Lecturer in General Sanskrit, Govt. College, Trichur

 

7. Plans for the next five years:

  • Reinforce research
  • Convert the department library into a unique source for research scholars
  • Collect more manuscripts and ancient documents
  • Conduct more seminars and conferences with a view to give better direction to the study of contemporary Sanskrit learning.