Department of Sanskrit
The Department of Sanskrit at SPM College came into being in the year of 1969, with the establishment of the College in the same year. At present, there are five teachers in the department, all highly qualified for teaching various areas of Sanskrit Studies and achieving excellence. The
The discipline of Sanskrit is highly diversified. The focus of the curriculum is mainly on the following areas: Sanskrit Literature (classical and modern), Paninian Grammar, Indian Philosophy, Indian Scientific Heritage, Indian Logic and Science of Debate, Sanskrit Linguistics, Vedic Literature, Aesthetics, Theatre and Poetics, Ancient Mathematics and Astronomy, Dharmashastra, Epigraphy and Paleography, Ancient Indian Polity, Computational Sanskrit, Personality Development and Script Writing. We attempt to enable students to appreciate different forms and genres of literature and to become aware of the rich intellectual traditions of India.
For the students of other departments, we offer Generic Elective courses which are of interdisciplinary nature and intend to enrich students in an additional field of study. They include Indian Culture and Social Issues; Individual, Family and Community in Indian Social Thought; Fundamentals of Indian Philosophy; and Indian Aesthetics. We also offer Sanskrit as MIL for all undergraduate students. The medium of instruction is Hindi, Sanskrit or English, as per the requirements of students. The students who have not studied Sanskrit in their 10+2 standard are also eligible for admission in Sanskrit (Honours) as well as Sanskrit (Program) courses.
Our Departmental Association conducts many co-curricular activities at inter-college and intra-college levels for students to hone their skills in areas such as shloka recitation, quiz, speech, debate, acting, kaavyaali and essay writing. Students are encouraged to participate in competitions and under the personal care of the teachers, they win many prizes. Occasionally, we take our students out for academic excursions also. Every year a student along with a teacher is given an opportunity to edit the Sanskrit Section of the College magazine Shyama.