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DEPARTMENT OF SANSKRIT (Established in 1978)
DEPARTMENT OF SANSKRIT
(Established in 1978)
Head of the Department: Dr. N.K. Sundareswaran
1. A brief history and Account of the Department
The Department was established in 1978, ten years after the inception of the
University. Prof. M.S. Menon, an eminent Sanskrit Scholar and well known critic in
Malayalam is the founder head of the Department. Acclaimed scholars like Prof. K.N.N.
Elayath (at present Director, Adayar Library and Research Centre, Adyar, Chennai), Prof.
N.V.P. Unithiri (former Principal Dean of studies, Sree Sankaracharya University of
Sanskrit, Kalady; Chairman, Cultural Publication Department, Government of Kerala)
and Prof. T.K. Narayanan, who served the University for a long time in the capacities of
Syndicate Member, Academic Staff College Director and the Registrar, were the
members of the faculty.
Within a short span of time the Department has registered
development. Now it is one of the major research & publication centers.
University Sanskrit Series, the Department has published 42 books.
critical study/edition of rare manuscripts in Sanskrit and doctoral
substantial contribution to the field of research in Sanskrit Studies.
an all round
Under Calicut
These include
theses having
The Department brings out an Indological Research Journal (annual) which is
named as Samskrtakairali.
The postgraduate programme has been so designed that the students get an in depth
knowledge in traditional and modern knowledge systems. The conceptual framework of the
syllabus is made broad so that the outgoing students can pursue higher studies in the subjects like
literary history, literary theory, comparative literature, Indian Philosophy, Textual criticism and
Indian scientific heritage.
Research Scholars are encouraged to take up topics from a wide range of research
fields like classical tradition, scientific literature in Sanskrit, literary criticism, grammar
and linguistics, fine arts and critical edition of rare works.
The
Department
has
been
collaborating
with
various
reputed
National/International Indological research centers and Universities. We have signed
MOU with acclaimed Universities of Europe. Regularly we organize seminars,
conferences and colloquia on pertinent research topics utilizing funds from institutions
like ICPR, UGC, Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, Kendra Sahitya Akkademi etc. And the
proceedings of such seminars and conferences are published.
To make the research works meaningful and relevant in the present day scheme of
things, interdisciplinary approach is wisely employed.
2. Divisions in the Department, if any: Nil
1
3. Faculty in the Department
Sl.No
1.
Name
Dr. T.K.
Narayanan
Designation
Professor
(retired on
31.05.2012)
Gender
Male
2
Dr. C. Rajendran
Professor
Male
3
Dr. P. Narayanan
Namboodiri
Professor
Male
4
Dr. K. Sekharan
Professor
Male
5
Dr. K.K.
Geethakumari
Associate
Professor
Female
6
Dr. N.K.
Sundareswaran
Associate
Professor
Male
7
Sri. K.K. Abdul
Majeed
Asst.
Professor
Male
Specialization
Indian logic, Poetics,
Literary criticism
Indian Philosophy,
Aesthetics, Literary
criticism and
Dramaturgy
Grammar,
Linguistics, Poetics
Poetics, Literary
criticism, Dramaturgy
Poetics, Literary
criticism, Linguistics
Vedic Literature,
Poetics, Technical
literature
Indian Philosophy,
Technical literature,
Vedanta
SC/ST/OBC
OBC
FC
FC
SC
SC
FC
OBC
4. Brief account of the major activities during 2012: An international seminar on Vedic
Heritage of India: Contemporary Approaches was held on 08.02.2012 at seminar hall of
the department. Cezary Galewicz, Dr. T.B. Venugopalapanicker, Dr. C. Rajendran,
Dr. P. Narayanan Namboodiri, Dr. K.K. Geethakumary and Dr. N.K. Sundareswaran
presented various papers.
On 22.02.2012 3rd Prof. K.N.N. Elayath Endowment Lecture was held on the
topic of Poetic circuit: Indian Perspectives.
On 23rd February 2012 Kutiyattam performance and demonstration lecture was
held at E.M.S. Seminar Complex.
A national seminar was conducted on Aspects of Indian Logic on 21.03.2012 and
Prof. V. Ramakrishnabhatt, Prof. T. Aryadevi and Dr. E.M. Devan presented papers in
the seminar.
A newly launched programme named special lecture programme on the topic of
Bhuddist sources of Mahimabhatta’s language and philosophy was held on 27.03.2012 in
the department seminar hall.
26th M.S. Menon Endowment lecture was conducted on 27.03.2012 and Prof. K.P.
Mohanan delivered a talk on topic of Politics of foregrounding. Sanskrit Day
Celebrations were held on 21at and 22nd august 2012.
On 8th October 2012 an International lecture on topic of Landmark in the
development of vyakarana was delivered by Prof. Dr. Jan Emhoubn . On 9th October
2012 a one day seminar on the contribution of Vidwan C.S. Nair was conducted in the
seminar hall of the department.
A one day seminar on Literary theory: Problems and approaches was held on
10.10.2012.
Kalidasotsava celebrations were conducted on 6th & 7th November 2012. On 3rd
December 2012 an international lecture was delivered by Dr. Cezary Galewicz on Premodern classification of knowledge. On 11th & 12th December 2012.
7th Prof. N.V.P. Unithiri endowment all Kerala oriental conference was held at
the E.M.S. Seminar complex with various programmes.
2
5. Details of the Externally Funded Projects: Nil
6. Publications of the faculty members and research scholars (please provide separately in
the below format
1.
Research papers in International Journals
CoSl.
Name and
Short Tile
author
No
Designation
if any
1
Dr. C.
1. Portraits and
Nil
Rajendran,
Icons: A study of
Professor
Memory sites in
Bhasa
2. Towards a More
Inclusive Indology:
Problems and
Prospects
2
Dr. N.K.
Sundareswaran,
Associate
Professor
Nil
1.AbhinayadarpanaA new Malayalam
manuscript on
Dramaturgy
2. Some curious
statement in the
TaittiriyaBrahmana
2.
Sl.
No
1
Journal
Date of
Impact
publication Factor
Annall Della
Facolta Di
Lettere E
Filosofia
University of
Cagliari, Italy
2012
Actas
Universitatis
Carolinae
Charles
University of
Prague,
Prague, Czech
Republic
Dhimahi
Journal of
Chinmaya
Internationa
Foundation
Ernakulam,
Special Issue
Volume 3
2012
Brahavidya
(The Adyar
Library
Bulletin) Vol.
74-75, 20102011 (The No.
Came out in
2012)
2012
2012
Research papers in national journals
Name and
Designation
Dr. C.
Rajendran,
Professor
Short Tile
1. Changing Paradigms
in Performance:
Kutiyattam in Historical
Perspective
Coauthor
if any
Nil
3
Journal
Date of
publication
SamskrtavimarsaJournal of
Rashtriya
Sanskrit
2012
Impact
Factor
Sansthan,
(Deemed
University) New
Delhi
2.
3.
Dr. P.
Narayanan
Namboodiri,
Professor
2. Riddles as literary
devices – gleanings
from Sanskrit poetics
Samsrtakairali,
Vol II Indological
annual journal,
University of
Calicut
1. Society reflected in
Mahabhasya
New horizons of
Indological
research, New
Bharateeya Book
Corporation
2012
2. Some observations of
tables and maxims in
Mahabhasya
Samsrtakairali,
Vol II Indological
annual journal,
University of
Calicut
2012
Darsanasudha,
Calicut
University
Sanskrit Series44 Publication
Division, Calicut
University
2012
Darsanasudha,
Calicut
University
Sanskrit Series
2012
Samsrtakairali,
Vol II Indological
annual journal,
University of
Calicut
2012
New Horizons of
Indological
Research, New
Bharatiya Book
Corporation, New
Delhi
Samsrtakairali,
Vol II Indological
annual journal,
University of
Calicut
2012
Dr. N.K.
Sundareswaran,
1. A note on the
Associate
Bhagavadgitabhasya of
Professor
Acaryasankara
2. Allegorical
Representation of
Samsara in the
Puranjanopakhyana of
Srimadnhagavattapurana
3. Kavyacorane
rajasekhariya
vicaradhara
4
Dr. K.K.
Geethakumari
Mahasveta’s story:
Some reflections on
Banabhatta’s narrative
techniques
3. Books/Edited volumes
4
2012
Sl.
No
1
Name and
Designation
Short Tile
Dr. C.
Rajendran,
Professor
1. \mSpw adp-\m-Spwþ-N-´p-ta-t\msâ ImgvNIÄ
CoPublisher
author
if any
Nil
Sahitya
Akademi,
New Delhi
Date of
publication
2012
Nil
Sahitya
Akademi,
New Delhi
2012
Nil
Publication
Division, Calicut
University
2012
2. i¦p-®n-\m-b-cpsS
Impact
Factor
Imh-y-]-T-\-§Ä
2
3
3. Prabandha
Malika
Vrttavartika of
Ramapanivada
Dr. K.K.
Geethkumari,
Associate
Professor
Dr. N.K.
1.Darsanasudha
Sundareswaran,
Associate
Professor
Nil
Nil
Publication
Division, Calicut
University
2012
Calicut
University
Sanskrit Series44 Publication
Division, Calicut
University
2012
2. Subbaramiyam
Calicut
University
Sanskrit Series47
2012
3. Reign of Rasa
in Sanskrit
Criticism
Calicut
University
Sanskrit Series48
2012
4. Prarodanam
Calicut
University
Sanskrit
Series-46
2012
7. Articles in Popular Weekly/News Papers: Nil
8. Papers presented
Name
Dr. C. Rajendran
Inter National conferences
1. Demystifying Poetry-The
Hermeneutic Principles of Mahimabhatta
2. The actual and the Imagined:
Perspectives and Approaches in Indian
classical poetics
3. War and peace: Banabhatta’s
perceptions in Harsacarita
4. Pancatantra in Malayalam Language:
A study of the adaptation of Kuncan
5
National conferences
1. Influence of Indian Poetics
on Marar
2. Theorising theatrical Arts:
Bharata’s Aesthetics
3. Exploring the
Unexpressed: Implications of
the Dhvani theory
4. Language and Creativity: A
new look into Vakrokti
Nambiar
Dr. P. Narayanan
Namboodiri
--
Dr. N.K.
Sundareswaran
1. Some curious statements in the
Taittiriyabrahmana in 15th World
Sanskrit Conference, New Delhi
2. Scientific language and rational
approach as reflected in the
aryabhatiyabhashya of Kelallur
Nilakantha Somayajin
3. Figures of speech in the scheme of
Dhvani
Dr. K.K.
Geethkumari
Picturisation of Woman in Vedic
literature
1. Special features of Sanskrit
Pedagogy in Kerala
2. Paniniya Siksha and vedic
intonation
3. Society reflected in
ashtadhyayi
4. Impact of Ashtadhyayi on
Kerala panini’s work
1. Vyakaranadarsana and
Dhvani theory
2. Methodology of teaching
Sastraic discourses
3. The concept of Bhakti in
Narada Bhaktisutra and
Sandilyabhaktisutra
4. Polity in the Vedic
literature
5. Ayurveda and the
Pyrvamimamsa philosophy
--
9.
10. Extension Lectures Delivered by Faculty members
Name
Dr. N.K.
Sundareswaran
Topic
Aadikavyam Kavyasastram ca
Place
Rashtriya Sanskrit
Sansthan (Deemed
University), RG
Campus, Sringeri
Date
23.07.2012
Dr. K.K.
Geethakumari
1. Modern linguistics
SSUS RC, Thrissur
SSUS RC TVM
SSUS RC Panmana
SSUS RC Tirur
St. Mary’s, S.
Battery
11.09.2012
13.09.2012
14.09.2012
25.09.2012
18.12.2012
11. Academic awards conferred on faculty: Nil
12. Ph.D awarded during 2012
Name of
research
guide
Name of
research
scholar
Personal Details of students
Title of study
Male/Female
SC/ST/OBC/FC
Date of
Award
13. Details of research guides and students
N
os.
Name of
supervising
teacher
Name of
student
Title of Ph.D
6
Personal details of
students
SC/S Year
M/
T/OB
of
F
C/FC regist
Status
Completed
/ Ongoing
ration
1.
Dr. C. Rajendran
Anandakrish
nan
Sini. T.K
Maciej
Karasinski
Sudev
Krishna
Sharman
Sreedevi
2.
Dr. P. Narayanan
Namboodiri
Sarath P
Nath
Uma. A
Sajitha. A
Reena. B.K
Geetha. N
3. Dr. K.
Sekharan
Reeba
Kathiran
Anitha
Kalyadan
Sasikumar.
K
Rajani. V.K
Prajini. T.G
Shijisha. K
Rajesh. V.K
4.
Dr. K.K.
Geethkumari
Saritha. P
Sajeesh. C.S
Abdul
Majeed
Ramsakthi.
A
Environmental
engineering in ancient
India
Raga’s in Indian music:
early history and
evolution
Impact of srividya on
the development of
saktha tradition of
Kerala
Gemmology – A study
based on Sanskrit
sources
The reading process:
Approaches in Sanskrit
poetics
BhagavatamAlankarasasthra ritya
ekamadhyayam
Vasudevavijay of
Vasudeva Bhattatiri-A
critical study
Child Health care in
Ayuveda – Study based
on Sanskrit sources
available in Kerala
Tradition”
Elephentology and its
ancient Sanskrit sources
Nipata in Kalidasa
Lokanyayas in
mahabhasya
Purvabharata campus-A
critical study
Modernisation of Sanskrit
education in kerala
Rivers in Mahabharata
Polygami in Mahabharatha
Pilgrimage in Indian
tradition with special
reference to puranas
Subaltern characters in
Sanskrit plays
Folk elements in
Natyasastra
Concept of man in
Bhagavatgita and Quran
Ksurasyadhara Nisita
durayaya – Significance of
Eisvaradarsana of
Thapovana svami as an
autobiography
7
M
FC
1999
Submitted
synopsis
F
SC
2007
Submitted
synopsis
M
Chris
tian
2009
Ongoing
M
FC
2009
Ongoing
2012
Ongoing
F
M
FC
2010
Ongoing
F
FC
2012
Ongoing
F
FC
2012
Ongoing
F
OBC
2007
Submitted
synopsis
F
OBC
2006
Submitted
synopsis
F
OBC
2006
Completed
F
OBC
2009
Thesis
submitted
M
FC
2008
Ongoing
2001
Ongoing
F
F
OBC
2002
F
OBC
2012
Submitted
synopsis
Ongoing
M
FC
2012
Ongoing
F
SC
2004
Completed
M
SC
2011
Ongoing
M
OBC
2009
Ongoing
M
OBC
2012
Ongoing
Indu. K.U
5.
Dr. N.K.
Sundareswaran
Anil
Narayanan
Vrinda. P.M
Sreeja. K.N
Hareesh.
K.P
Rajesh. K
Contribution of M.P.
Sankunni Nair to
indological research
Contribution of Vatasseri
Parameswaran Namboodiri
to kerala school of
mathematics
Working methodology of
medieval kerala
mathematicians- a study
with special reference to
Kriyakramakari
Dietetics culinary art in
ancient and medieval India
Brhaddevata as a source
material for sayanas
rigveda bhasya
Treatment of dream in
Indian philosophy
F
SC
2012
Ongoing
M
FC
2011
Ongoing
F
FC
2011
Ongoing
F
FC
2011
Ongoing
M
FC
2012
Ongoing
M
OBC
2012
Ongoing
14. Details of Research Guides re inducted in the Department: Nil
15. External scholarships/fellowships awarded to scholars in the Department:
UGC JRF to Hareesh. K.P, Anil Narayanan and Sridevi
16. Contributions of the Faculty: Dr. C. Rajendran and Dr. N.K. Sundareswaran participated
in the World Sanskrit Conference at New Delhi.
Dr. C. Rajendran participated, presented papers and chaired sessions in many
international conferences.
Dr. C. Rajendran was the resource person in ‘Scholar in Residence’ one week
erudite programme in the SSUS Kalady.
17. Seminars/Workshops/Conferences/organized in the Department
International
1. Seminar on Vedic Heritage of India:
Contemporary approaches on 08.02.12
2. Seminar on Landmarks in the development
of Vyakarana by Dr. Jan Emhoubn on 08.10.12
3. Seminar on Pre-modern classification of
knowledge on 03.12.12 by Dr. Cezary
Galewicz
National
1. Seminar on Aspects of Indian logic on
21.03.12
2. One day seminar on The contribution of
Vidwan C.S. Nair on 09.10.12
3. A one day seminar on Literary theory:
Problems and approaches on 10.10.12
18. Patents Granted/Filled: Nil
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