One Year PG Diploma in Sanskrit Computational Linguistics


The Department of Sanskrit Studies introduces a new programme "PG Diploma in Sanskrit Computational Linguistics" under the Innovative Scheme of UGC.

The goal of this programme is to "train Sanskrit Scholars in the emerging field of Sanskrit Computational Linguistics showing the relevance of traditional Śābdabōdha theories to the field of Computational Linguistics, thereby bridging the gap between the past and the present."

This programme belongs to an emerging and high-tech area of Natural Language Processing. The past few years have seen considerable growth in the field of Sanskrit Computational Linguistics. Five International conferences have been held in the past in this area. This course aims at disseminating this knowledge to the Sanskrit scholars. In order to deliver better technology, there is a need to train the man power so that they can take up the challenges thrown open by the new emerging field and provide meaningful solutions. This programme aims for it.

During the course, the students will be exposed to the basics of mathematics, statistics, logic, computer programming and NLP in addition to the exposure to the linguistics and strengthening their base of Vyākaraṇa.

   Minimum Qualification

    M.A. (Sanskrit)


    Good knowledge of Vyākaraṇa

   Number of seats


   Admission Procedure

     Entrance Examination followed by an interview

     Last date for submitting on-line applications:09-01-2015

   Entrance Examination

The entrance examination for PG Diploma in Sanskrit Computational Linguistics consists of two parts - part 'A' and Part 'B'. Part 'A' consists of 30 objective type questions (30 marks). The questions will be on Vyākaraṇa, Linguistics and general Sanskrit. There will be negative marking for this part, and 0.33 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. Part 'B' will have two sub-sections. The first sub section consists of 3 short answer type questions (15 marks) and the second sub section involves essay type questions (30 marks) from Vyākaraṇa. The purpose of examination is to test the understanding of concepts rather than mere memorization.

   Admission to Foreign Nationals

Foreign nationals seeking admission through ICCR or other governmental agencies may apply to the University in the prescribed form through the respective bodies. However, self supporting foreign nationals may apply directly to the University for admission in the prescribed form. (visit for more details.)

The University may consider admission of foreign nationals "in absentia", on the basis of their desire "to be considered in absentia" if they possess a valid foreign passport at the time of applying to the University, irrespective of from where they have passed the qualifying examination, subject to the condition that they are found suitable for admission by the Admission Committee. Those who have passed the qualifying examination from Universities outside India should enclose with their application, copies of relevant certificates, marks sheets together with the English version of such copies duly attested, if they are in a different language.

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Last date for submitting on-line applications: 09-01-2015
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Under "Earn While You Learn" scheme candidates may get a scholorship of Rs. 1000/- PM.

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