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DEPARTMENT OF SANSKRIT

         Sree Keralavarma College Thrissur, one of the prestigious institutions in the field of higher education, affiliated to University of Calicut started just before the dawn of independence, i.e. on  11th  August 1947. Along with other Departments, Sanskrit was also started in 1947 itself and Sanskrit BA course was introduced. Prof. S. Hariharan was the first faculty to be appointed in the Department. Two students were admitted to the course. In due course Prof.  P.S. Subbarama Pattar and Prof. Subramanyasastry were appointed to the Department as teachers. In 1948 Prof. N.D. Krishnanunni also joined the Department as faculty. Prof Sreemathy and Prof Saraswathy were members of the faculty of Sanskrit for a short while. Unfortunately, because of reasons unknown, BA Sanskrit course was dropped by the authorities next year onwards. For a short period in 1960’s Intermediate Sanskrit with subsidiary Malayalam was introduced and due to the introduction of Pre University courses this course was discontinued.

 

            It was in 1967 BA course in Sanskrit was restarted. At this juncture Prof. K.T. Narayanan Namboodiri joined the Department. It was in 1969 that Prof. V.R. Ramakrishnan joined the Department. Later on he retired as Principal in 2003. For a short while Prof.  Komalam, Prof. Vathsala and Dr.C. Sukumaran served in this Department and relinquished the posts to join PSC appointments. In 1972 Prof. K. Gowri and Dr. T. Aryadevi  joined the Department. Prof. K. Gowri retired in 1988 and Dr. T. Aryadevi got appointment in the Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit in 1996 and left the Department. Prof. N. Gopalakrishnan joined the Department in 1973 and Dr. C. Rajendran in 1974. Dr. C. Rajendran left the Department in 1978 to join the Department of Sanskrit in University of Calicut. In this vacancy,in 1979 Prof. P.G. Premakumari was appointed who later on retired from service as Principal of Sree Vivekananda College, Kunnamkulam, a sister concern of our management. It was in 1981 Prof. M. Balachandran Nair enrolled in as a faculty of Sanskrit Department and retired from service in 2010. Dr.V.K.Vijayan appointed in 1988. Prof.K.Jayanarayanan transferred from Sree Vivekananda College to this Department in 2008.  Both of them retired  in  2014.

 

            At present there are four faculty members in the Department. Dr. K. Jayanisha is the head of the Department. Dr. A.R. Anil Kumar, Dr. N.M. Narayanan and Dr. K.N. Jayageetha are also presently serving in the Department. Nowadays the Department offers BA Programme in Sanskrit, Additional Language Sanskrit for BA/BSc students and Complementary Course (Sanskrit) for BA as well as MA programmes in Malayalam.

SUCCESSION OF FACULTY MEMBERS

Sl No

Name

Period

HoD

1

Prof. S. Hariharan

1947 - 1974

1947 - 1974

2

Prof. Subrahmanya Sastri

1947 - 1948

 

3

Prof. P. S. Subbaramapattar

1947 - 1949

 

4

Prof. N. D. Krishnanunni

1948 - 1969

 

5

Prof. Rajam

1949-1950

 

6

Prof. Saraswati Amma

1950 - 1951

 

7

Prof. Sreemathi

1952-1953

 

8

Prof. Savithri Sharma

1953-1955

 

9

Prof P. V. Ramayyar

1965-1970

 

10

Prof. K. T. Narayanan Namboodiri

1967 - 1993

1974 - 1993

11

Prof. S. Natesan

1968-1969

 

12

Prof. Susheela M. A.

1969 - 1970

 

3

Prof. V. R. Ramakrishnan

1969 - 2003

1993 - 2002

14

Prof. O. Vathsala

1970 – 1972

 

15

Dr. C. Sukumaran

1970 – 1972

 

16

Prof. P.Gowri

1972 - 1988

 

17

Dr. T. Aryadevi

1972 - 1997

 

18

Prof. N. Gopalakrishnan

1973 - 2002

 

19

Dr. C. Rajendran

1974 - 1978

 

20

Prof. P. G. Premakumari

1979 - 2011

2002 - 2011

21

Prof. M. Balachandran Nair

1981 - 2010

 

22

Dr. V. K. Vijayan

1988 - 2014

 

23

Prof. K. Jayanarayanan

2008 - 2014

2011 - 2014

24

Dr. K. Jayanisha

2010 - 2014 August and 2015 March 31st onwards

2014 April – August and 2015 March 31st onwards-

25

Dr. N. M.Narayanan

2011 -

 

26

Dr. A. R. Anil Kumar

2014 -

2014 – August – 2015 March

27

Dr. K. N. Jayageetha

2014 -

 

       

 

PROGRAMMES OFFERED
B.A Sanskrit

Sanctioned Intake: 30

 

Common Course

1. BA/B.Sc. Degree Programme

     1. SKT I A 07 (01) Kavya Literature and Applied Grammar.

     2. SKT 2 A 08 (01) Prose & Applied Grammar.

     3. SKT 3 A 09 (01) Drama and Alankara.

     4. SKT 4 A 10 (01) History of Sanskrit Literature, Kerala Culture & Translation.

2. B.Com / BBA Degree Programme

     1. SKT I A07 (02) Management and Indian Heritage, Subhasithas & Grammar.

     2. SKT 2 A 09 (02) Prachinavaniya & Translation.

 

3. B.Sc. Degree Programme (In Alternate Pattern)

      l. SKT I A 07 (03) Ancient Science, Subhashitas & Grammar.

     2. SKT 2 A 09 (03) Drama & Translation.

 

CORE COURSE

    1. SKT 1 B 01 Mahakavya, Alankara and Vritta.

    2. SKT 2 B 02 Khandakavya & Strotrakavya.

    3. SKT 3 B 03 Methodology of Ancient Indian Tradition.

    4. SKT 3 B 04 Gadyakavya.

    5. SKT 4 B 05 Vyakarana and Nyaya-l.

    6. SKT 4 B 06 Nataka.

    7. SKT 5 B 07 Veda, Smriti & Upanishad.

    8. SKT 5 B 08 Vyakarana and Nyaya-II.

    9. SKT 5 B 09 Bhagavadgita & Arthasastra.

   10. SKT 5 B 10 General Informatics.

   11. SKT6B11 Alankara Sastra .

   12. SKT 6 B 12 Natyasiddhanta.

   13. SKT 6 B 13 Sankhya & Vedanta.

   14. SKT 6 B 14 Elements of Indian Culture and Environmental Science.

   15. SKT 6 B 15 (E 01) Malayalam Writers on Sanskrit.

   16. SKT 6 B 15 (E 02) Sanskrit Theatre of Kerala.

   17. SKT 6 B 15 (E 03) Kavisiksha.

 

COMPLEMENTARY COURSE

    1. SKT I C 0i (01) History of Sanskrit Literature – I.

    2. SKT I C 02 (01) Technical Literature in Sanskrit.

    3. SKT 2 C 03 (01) History of Sanskrit Literature II.

    4. SKT 2 C 04 (01) Contribution of Kerala to Sanskrit Literature.

    5. SKT 3 C 05 (01) Linguistics.

    6. SKT 3 C 06 (01) Indian Philosophy I - Vedic Schools.

    7. SKT 4 C 07 (01) Indian Literary Criticism.

    8. SKT 4 C 08 (01) Indian Philosophy II - Non Vedic Schools.

 

B.A MALAYALAM DEGREE PROGRAMME

    1. SKT 1 C 01 (02) Poetry, Grammar and Translation.

    2. SKT 2 C 02 (02) Prose, Basic Grammar and Translation.

    3. SKT 3 C 03 (02) Kerala Contribution to Sanskrit.

    4. SKT 4 C 04 (02) Drama and Kerala Sanskrit Theatre.

 

OPEN COURSE

    1. SKT 5 D 01 Management Principles in Sanskrit.

    2. SKT 5 D 02 Ancient Indian Law.

    3. SKT 5 D 03 Scientific Literature in Sanskrit.

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Course Outcomes
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CONTACT
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FACULTY

Dr.Jayanisha K. 

Assistant Professor and Head of the Department

Dr. Anilkumar A.R

Assistant Professor

Dr. Narayanan. N.M

Assistant Professor

Dr. Jayageetha. K.N

Assistant Professor

ACTIVITIES  

Name of the programmes conducted during 2009-2010

No. of participants and target group

Place and date

Showing of the Sanskrit film - Adi Sankaracharya by Dr. G. V. Iyer

75 participants. BA students, and Teachers

PSN Hall, SKVC Thrissur, 15/07/2009 (Wednesday)

Lecture on Nyaya Vaiseshika Philosophy by Prof. T Aryadevi, Professor and Head (Rtd) Dept. of Sanskrit Nyaya, SSUS Kalady

90 participants. BA students, and Teachers

PSN Hall, SKVC Thrissur, 21/08/2009 (Friday)

Lecture on the Topic The characteristics of Paninian Grammar by Dr.V.R. Muraleedharan, Dept. of Sahitya SSUS, Kalady in connection with Sanskrit Association Inauguration.

36 participants. BA students and Teachers

PSN Hall, SKVC Thrissur, 30/09/2009 (Wednesday)

Lecture on the Topic Karakas and Sanskrit Syntax by Dr. P. G. Sreenivasan of RSS Deemed University, Puranattukara

55 participants. BA students and Teachers

PSN Hall, SKVC Thrissur, 07/10/2009 (Wednesday)

Lecture on the topic - 20th Century Sanskrit Mahakavyas of Kerala – An Appreciation by Prof. V. R. Ramakrishnan, Former Principal,  SKVC Thrissur

68 participants. BA students and Teachers

PSN Hall, SKVC Thrissur, 27/11/2009 (Friday)

Lecture on the topic -  Bharatiyadasanas by Dr. Ramakumaran Thampuran, Dept of Sanskrit KKTM College Kotungallur

72participants. BA students and Teachers

PSN Hall, SKVC Thrissur, 04/01/2010 (Monday)

Lecture on the topic ‘Sanskrit language and its importance in Modern Society’ Dr. P. Nandakumar, Vice Presedent, Samskrtabharati,  Delhi

92  participants, BA Students and Teachers

PSN Hall, SKVC Thrissur, 10/01/2010 Sunday)

Commemorative Speech on Pro. N. Gopalakrishnan, Thrissur by Prof R. Gopalakrishna Pillai, Principal SKVC Thrissur

91 participants. BA students, Teachers and old students Association (RTAM)

PSN Hall, SKVC Thrissur, 10/01/2010 (Sunday)

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Lecture on the ‘topic Modern linguistics’ by Dr. K. K. GeethaKumari, Reader, Dept. of Sanskrit, University of Calicut

79 participants, BA Students and Teachers

PSN Hall, SKVC Thrissur, 11/08/2010 (Wednesday)

Lecture on the topic ‘Sandhiviveka’ by Dr. P G Sreenivasan, Associate Professor, Dept. of Sanskrit Vyakarana, Sanskrit Vidyapeetham, Puranattukara.

73 participants, BA Students and Teachers

PSN Hall, SKVC Thrissur, 09/07/2010 (Wednesday)

Lecture on the Topic Jurisprudence in Arthasastra by Dr.Alexander Jacob IPS ADGP and Director General of Prisons,Kerala, in connection with Sanskrit day Celebrations

130 participants. BA students of Sanskrit and Politics, and Teachers

PSN Hall, SKVC Thrissur, 19/07/2010 (Monday)

Lecture on the topic ‘Authorship of 13 Trivandrum plays’ by Prof. P. C. Muraleemadhavan  Professor and Head, Dept. of Sanskrit Sahitya, SSUS Kalady

98  participants, BA Students and Teachers

PSN Hall, SKVC Thrissur, 15/12/2010 (Wednesday)

Old students annual meeting. Inaugurated by MCS Menon, Hon. President CDB, Chief guest - K. B. Sreedevi.

71 participants. BA students, Teachers and old students Association (RTAM)

PSN Hall, SKVC Thrissur, 09/01/2011 (Sunday)

Lecture on the topic ‘Contribution of Punnassery Nambi to Sanskrit’ by Dr. P.V.Ramankutty, Former Principal, Govt. College, Manimalakkunnu, in connection with Sanskrit Association Inauguration.

72  participants, BA Students and Teachers

PSN Hall, SKVC Thrissur, 28/01/2011 (Friday)

Lecture on the topic ‘Tarkasangraha of Annambhatta’ by Prof. T. Aryadevi,  Professor and Head (Rtd) Dept. of Sanskrit Nyaya, SSUS Kalady

62  participants, BA Students and Teachers

PSN Hall, SKVC Thrissur, 21/02/2011 (Monday)

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Lecture on the topic ‘Vivekananda Philosophy’ by Prof K.Lakshmikumari, Director, Vivekananda Kendra, Kochi

86  participants, BA Students and Teachers

PSN Hall, SKVC Thrissur, 05/07/2011 (Tuesday)

Speech on ‘The relevance of Sanskrit Studies in Modern Times’. By Ashokan Puranattukara, Famous Sanskrit Poet and Writer, in connection with Sanskrit day Celebrations.

91 participants. BA students, Teachers

PSN Hall, SKVC Thrissur, 08/08/2011 (Friday)

Demonstration of Kootiyattam show, Bhagadajjukam

108  participants, BA Students and Teachers

PSN Hall, SKVC Thrissur, 24/11/2011 (Monday)

Lecture on the topic ‘Saundaryadarsanam’ by Prof. K.P. Sankaran, Well known literary cirtic.

69 participants. BA students, Teachers and old students Association (RTAM)

PSN Hall, SKVC Thrissur, 08/01/2012 (Sunday)

Lecture on the Topic ‘Sanskrit Vyakaranam’ by Dr.K. V. Vasudevan Associate Professor, Dept. of Sanskrit, SKC, Guruvayoor,  in connection with Sanskrit Association Inauguration.

72  participants, BA Students and Teachers

PSN Hall, SKVC Thrissur, 24/01/2012 (Tuesday)

One day Lecture cum Demonstration on the topic ‘Yoga Philosophy and Practical Yoga’ by Dr. P. Manoharan, Rtd Sanskrit Professor and Director, Yoga Centre, Payyannur

 

85  participants, BA Students and Teachers

PSN Hall, SKVC Thrissur, 06/03/2012 (Tuesday)

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Sanskrit Film show of Abhijnanasakunatla of Kalidasa by Betty Bernard

117 participants, BA Students and Teachers

PSN Hall, SKVC Thrissur, 09/07/2012 (Monday)

Ramayana Quiz Competition for Sanskrit Students

101  participants, BA Students

VVR Auditorium, SKVC Thrissur, 08/08/2012 (Wednesday)

Lecture on the topic ‘Indian Aesthetics’ by Prof. P. C. Muraleemadhavan  Professor and Head (Rtd) Dept. of Sanskrit Sahitya, SSUS Kalady

99  participants, BA Students and Teachers

PSN Hall, SKVC Thrissur, 17/10/2012 (Wednesday)

Lecture on the Topic ‘Literary Criticism’ by Dr.K. P. Kesavan, Associate Professor, Dept. of Sanskrit Sahitya, RSS Vidyapeetham, Puranattukara  in connection with Sanskrit Association Inauguration.

85  participants, BA Students and Teachers

PSN Hall, SKVC Thrissur, 12/12/2012 (Wednesday)

Lecture on the topic ‘Sanskrit Language and Literature’ by Sri Madhavan Ayyappth, Renowned Scholar and author of Commentaries on Sanskrit Works.

75 participants. BA students, Teachers and old students Association (RTAM)

PSN Hall, SKVC Thrissur, 13/01/2013 (Sunday)

One day seminar in Connection with the 150th Birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.

Inauguration – Dr. KKN Kurup, Former Vice Chancellor, University of Calicut.

Dr. CM Neelakandhan, Rtd Professor, Dept of Sahitya, SSUS Kalady, Dr. PV Narayanan, Asso. Prof.Dept. of Sahitya, SSUS Kalady, Dr. Lakshmikutty, Asso. Prof. Rtd, UC College Aluva, Presented papers on Vivekananda’s Contributions in Various Spheres of Knowledge

130 participants. BA students, Teachers and old students

PSN Hall, SKVC Thrissur, 22/02/2013 (Friday)

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Lecture on the topic ‘Politics in Arthasastra’ by Dr. PV Narayanan, Asso. Prof.Dept. of Sahitya, SSUS Kalady

99  participants, BA Students and Teachers

PSN Hall, SKVC Thrissur, 12/07/2013 (Friday)

Arangu – 2013

(Cultural Fest)

150 participants, BA Students and Teachers

VVR Auditorium, SKVC Thrissur, 09 - 11/08/2013

Ramayana Quiz Competition for Sanskrit Students

95  participants, BA Students

VVR Auditorium, SKVC Thrissur, 13/08/2013 (Tuesday)

Lecture on the topic ‘Kerala Contribution to Astronomy’ by N. K. Sundareswaran, Associate Professor, Dept. of Sanskrit, University of Calicut

84  participants, BA Students

PSN Hall, SKVC Thrissur, 18/10/2013 (Friday)

Lecture on the topic ‘Sanskrit aesthetics’ by Dr. K. T.Madhavan, Rtd. Professor, RSS Puranattukara.

95 participants. BA students, Teachers and old students Association (RTAM)

PSN Hall, SKVC Thrissur, 12/01/2014 (Sunday)

Lecture on the Topic ‘Sanskrit literature - an Aesthetic Approach’ by Dr.V. R. Muraleedharan, Associate Professor, Dept. of Sanskrit Sahitya, SSUS Kalady  in connection with Sanskrit Association Inauguration.

93  participants, BA Students and Teachers

PSN Hall, SKVC Thrissur, 16/01/2014 (Thursday)

Two day National Seminar on ‘Concept of Anna In Indian Tradition’

Inauguration – Dr. P C Muraleemadhavan, HoD Sahitya RSS Vidyapeetha Puranattukara. Resourse persons – Dr. N. K. Sundareswaran, Dr. P.V. Ramankutty, Dr. K. V. Vasudevan, Dr. Prasad V. D, Dr. K. Murali, Dr. Deep Chandran, Dr. P. Narayanan Namboodiri, Dr. V.Ramakrishna Bhatt, Dr. B. Chandrika.

130 participants, BA Students

PSN Hall, SKVC Thrissur, 13-14/03/2014 (Thursday and Friday)

One day Seminar and Sendoff Ceremony of Prof. K. Jayanarayanan, and Dr. VK Vijayan

89 participants. BA students, Teachers and old students Association (RTAM)

PSN Hall, SKVC Thrissur, 30/03/2014 (Sunday)

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Lecture on the Topic – Sanskrit Aesthetics by Dr. P.V. Ramankutty, Principal (Rtd) SNGS College Pattambi.

68 participants. BA students, Teachers and old students Association (RTAM)

PSN Hall, SKVC Thrissur, 11/01/2015 (Sunday)

Lecture on the Topic ‘Sanskrit Language’ by K.P. Saraswathi in connection with Sanskrit Association Inauguration.

99  participants, BA Students and Teachers

PSN Hall, SKVC Thrissur, 19/01/2015 (Monday)

UGC Sponsored 2 day National Seminar on Teaching and Learning of Sanskrit Perspectives of Methodology Inaugurated by Dr. V. S. Vishnu Potty, Vice Chancellor, SCSVM Deemed University Kanchipuram. Resource persons - Dr. K. V. Vasudevan, Dr. P. Narayanan Namboodiri, Dr. B. Chandrika. Dr. K. G. Paulose, Dr. E. M.Rajan, Dr. J. Prasad,

112  participants, BA Students and Teachers

PSN Hall, SKVC Thrissur, 05,06/03/2015

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Sahityasamikhsa – Lecture Series. Inauguration and Lecture on the topic ‘Indian Literary Theories’ By. Dr. P. C. Muralee Madhavan, Professor and Head, Dept. of Sanskrit Sahitya, RSS Vidyapeetha, Puranattukara

82 participants, BA Students and Teachers

PSN Hall, SKVC Thrissur, 18/09/2015

Sahityasamikhsa – Lecture Series. Lecture on the topic ‘Rasasiddhantha,Sadharanikarana, Katharsis’ By. Dr. C. M. Neelakanthan, Academic Director, Kerala Kalamandalam Deemed University, Cheruthurity

99 participants, BA Students and Teachers

PSN Hall, SKVC Thrissur, 26/10/2015

Sahityasamikhsa – Lecture Series. Lecture on the topic ‘Language and Aesthetics through Vakrokti’ By. Dr. V. R. Muraleedharan, Professor Dept. of Sanskrit Sahitya, SSUS R/C Thrissur

60 participants, BA Students and Teachers

PSN Hall, SKVC Thrissur, 8/01/2016

Sahityasamikhsa – Lecture Series. Lecture on the topic ‘Alankarasastra’ By. Dr. Dharmaraj Adat, Professor and Head, Dept. of Sanskrit Sahitya, SSUS Kalady

62 participants, BA Students and Teachers

PSN Hall, SKVC Thrissur, 03/03/2016

Lecture on the Topic ‘Sanskrit Grammar’ by Prof. O. Vathsala  , Retd. Professor in Sanskrit Vyakarana  in connection with Sanskrit Association Inauguration.

110  participants, BA Students and Teachers

Room No. 60, SKVC Thrissur,

A Lecture on the topic – Bhagavdgitha – Text and Reading By Dr. Lakshmi Sankar, Asst. Prof. & Head, Dept of Sanskrit, Sree Krishna College Guruvayur.

88 participants, BA Students and Teachers

PSN Hall, SKVC Thrissur, 25/08/2016

Lecture on the Topic ‘Alankaras’ by Prof. K.N. Ranganayaki, Asso.Prof & Head, Dept. of Sanskrit, M D College Pazhanji in connection with Sanskrit Association Inauguration

64 participants, BA Students and Teachers

VVR Auditorium, SKVC Thrissur,   19/01/2017

A Seminar on the Topic Natyasastra – an Introduction by Dr. V.K.Vijayan, Campus Director, Nila Campus, Kerala Kalamandalam Deemed University, Cheruthuruthy.

101 participants, BA Students and Teachers

PSN Hall, SKVC Thrissur, 03/11/2017

Lecture on the Topic ‘Sanskrit Grammar’ by Prof. M. Balachandran Nair , Retd. Professor in Sanskrit, SKVC Thrissur  in connection with Sanskrit Association Inauguration

90 participants, BA Students and Teachers

PSN Hall, SKVC Thrissur, 14/12/2017

Two Day National Seminar on Performing Art forms of Kerala

90 participants, BA Students and Teachers

VVR Auditorium, SKVC Thrissur,   14-15/03/2018