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 (HOD)

M.A., NET, Ph.D.

amalavk70@gmail.com

9846460053

 

02

Dr. Rajalakshmi M

M.A., NET

rajalakshmykesavan7@gmail.com

9446810143

03

A. VASU

M.A. NET., B.Ed

vasudappalam@gmail.com

9495811166

 

04

Dr. Pradeep Varma PK

 

 

 

 

05

Lakshmanan A.B.

MA,B.ED, LLB, NET

lakshmanav67@yahoo.com

9446367421

 

06

.Dr. Prajjwala A.K.

M.A.Sanskrit Sahitya&General,M.Phil,B.Ed,Ph.D NET

prajwalababu@gmail.com

9495455279

07

Sharmila K Thankappan

M.A., M.Phil NET

vasusharmila@gmail.com

9495317812

 

08

Lathakumari P

M.A.Sanskrit Sahitya&General, M.Phil.B.Ed. NET

lathapalolli@yahoo..com

9496235228

 

09

Sunitha C.

MA, BED, NET

sunithababushine@gmail.com

9544908701

 

10

Dr Sheeja K.P

 

 

 

11

.Dr. Thanu V.G

M.A Sanskrit Sahitya& General,B.Ed.,M.Phil.,Ph.D

vgthanu@gmail.com

9497655610

 

12

Mini K

 

 

 

 

 

  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.

Details of Activities from January 2019 .

Dept.Conducted the annual Punnassery Memmorial talk. (on 25th March 2019) Dr V.K.Vijayan,Campus  Director Kerala Kalamandalam Deemed University, delivered the Keynote address.

The department offers UGC-NET coaching  for PG Students in the Department. Assistant Professor A. B . Lakshmanan  coordinates the classes. ery splendidly within the limits. All the student and teacher achievers of the department w dere felicitated in a programme arranged by the Association.

An alumini association was formed. a general body meeting hel on 20th October. “Smrutisaurabham” association of 1970-73 batch of Sanskrit BA students organize a one day seminar on 27th November2019.

 

Publication by the Department :

Second volume of research journal Vinjana Manjari published.

Commentary of Sukasandesa an unpuplished manuscript published.

Digitization process of Vinjanachintamani, a Sanskrit Journal published by Punnasseri Nambi Neelakantasarma from pattambi for 28 years, started.

  Activities of Faculties

  A, Vasu Asst. professor acts as Member – UG-Sanskrit Board of Studies, University of Calicut.

 Dr. Rajalakshmy M Asst. professor acts as Chairperson of UG&PG Examinations’ CV Camps and Viva-voce of University of Calicut.

Dr. Thanu V G & Dr. Pradeep Varma PK, Dr. M Sathian, Dr. Vinitha are research guides of the Department.  8 scholars doing research under these faculties.

Sharmila K Thankappan acts as NSS Co-ordinator.

P Lathakumari – convener of Councelling cell

 

All other Faculties are office bearers of various committees and clubs functioning in the college.

All teachers have presented papers in various national seminars .Many of them have acted as resource persons.

Many teachers are active members in various NGO s functioning in the state.

Proposed Activities

Dept recognized as Centre of excellence by the Directorate of Collegiate education Department of kerala.  Fund has been sanctioned for various activities under this head. The dept. proposed to do the following activities recently .

 To establish Punnasseri  Nambi Neelakanta Sarma chair for indological studies. It will be functioned from November 18 th with the following activities:

Add on course on Grantha scripts, National And international level talk series, publication of works of Punnasseri Neelakanta sarma, the renowned Sanskrit scholar and the founder of the College.

Add on course on Sanskrit DTP

Publication of innovative research projects and Manuscripts.

Five Day workshop on Sanskrit Linguistics from 2nd to 6th   December 2019.

 A Seven day Course on theatre studies.

Conduct Annual Pnnasseri Nambi Neelakanta Sarma Memorial talk on  25th November 2019.

 Organize three day national workshop on Abhinavagupta from 11th to 13th November 2019.

 

Achievements of Students

 Kumari Sreelakshmi secured Ph.D under the Guidance of Dr. M Sathian  in April 2019. Smt.Suja P submitted thesis.

Kumari. Shyni E      got first rank in the M.A. Examinations.

Kum Devika .K.V of B.A. Sanskrit got first prize in the Sanskrit Poetry writing competition and third prize in story writing  in inter zone festival.

Kum Devamritha A.R secured second position in Sanskrit essay  writing in the same competition.

Kum Sruthi M.M.,.got first prizes in State level competitions of Dhathuroopakantapada held at Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan ,Puranattukara and she represented all India contest at Agarthala, Tripura.

Sri Aswin Sarma  BA Sanskrit , got third prize  in Vakyartha vichara contest and kumari Maya got first prize in Ganalapana competetion held at Rashtriya  Sanskrit Samsthan Guruvayoor Campus.

The contribution of the students of the department towards the sports field was notable. Kum.Anjana M.T. M.A. programme was selected to the University Cricket Team. She got second prize in the University level Kalari Competition also.

Kum Athira M.R. of the same class was also got third prize in Inter zone Kalaripayapayat  Competition.

Sri Arun .K of B.A.got Ist prize in Wushu .He also participated Inter Zone Gymnastics and Soft ball compitations. Sri Sooraj .S of  third Semester B.A. is also C-Zone cricket runnerup . He participated interzone Cricket and soft ball competitions. Sri.Febbile Shajeed .P.S is CZone Cricket Runner up.