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M.A. Programme

The academic program facilitating Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in the Buddhist Studies will focus on the study of Issues related to Buddhist Civilization, canonical and post-canonical languages, literature of the Buddhist tradition. Therefore, successful completion of the program will require an extensive language and textual study along with courses in Civilization. Areas of concentration within the program will include Indian Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, or Inner Asian Buddhism, with the relevant languages like Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, Old Turkish, and Chinese. The program will also cover the issues related to spread of Buddhism in different parts of the world.

Name of the Program: Master of Arts (M.A.) in Buddhist Studies

Duration: 2 year (4 Semesters)

Minimum Qualification for Admission: Graduate Degree with minimum 50% for Gen. / OBCs and 40% for SCs/STs is required to be eligible to secure the admission. However, the admission will be based on the merit and top 30 candidates will be selected. Reservations in the admission will be fulfilled as per the Governmental policy.

Total Required Credits: 86 Credits are required from mandatory as well as elective courses.

M.A. in Buddhist Studies

Students will be required to enroll in the program for 4 semesters. In each semester, the students will be required to take four mandatory courses and one elective course from the provided list.

S. No.

Semesters

Credit

1

1st Semester

20

2

2nd Semester

20

3

3rd Semester

20

4

4th Semester

26

Total

86


SEMESTER I

Course Code

Courses

Credits

BS 101

Introduction to Pali Language and Literature

4

BS 102

Introduction to Buddhist Sanskrit language

4

BS 103

History of Buddhism till Third council

4

BS 104

Basic features of Buddhist Philosophy

4

Elective Course (One To be selected)

BS 105

Comparative Philosophy of early Prakrit Language

4

BS 106

Pre-Buddhist Indian History and Archeology

4

BS 107

Pre-Buddhist Indian Philosophies

4

20


SEMESTER – II

Course Code

Courses

Credits

BS 201

Chinese Buddhism: A Historical Study

4

BS 202

History of Indian Buddhism from the Mauryas to Harsa

4

BS 203

Introduction to Applied Buddhism

4

BS 204

Introduction to Buddhist Ethics

4

Elective Course (One To be selected)

BS 206

Buddhist Art and Archeology

4

BS 207

An Introductory Outline of Tibetan Buddhism

4

BS 208

Introduction to Early Buddhist Philosophy

4

Total

20


SEMESTER – III

Course Code

Courses

Credits

BS 301

Vinay Pitaka

4

BS 302

Sutta Pitaka

4

BS 303

Abhidhamma Pitaka

4

BS 304

Anupitka Attaakatha and Vansha Literature

4

Elective Course (One To be selected)

BS 305

Spread of Buddhism in Asia

4

BS 306

Spread of Buddhism in West (Russia/Europe/America)

4

BS 307

Origin and Development of Indian Buddhist Sects and Their Philosophies

4

Total

20


SEMESTER – IV

Course Code

Courses

Credits

BS 401

Buddhism, Human Rights and Interfaith Harmony

4

BS 402

Buddhist Psychology: Theories and Practice (Vipassana)

4

BS 403

Dr. Ambedkar and Navayana Buddhism

4

BS 404

Decline and Revival of Buddhism in India

4

BS 405

Dissertation

10

Total

26