We too at the University of California at Berkeley have a BA major in Sanskrit. But there is the question of nomenclature as noted by Dominik.Our department of South and Southeast Asian Studies has several language tracks in which undergraduate students can major. Aside from Sanskrit there are tracks in Hindi, Tamil and others. But, regardless of the track,  the name of the field  on the diploma, as mandated by our university, would still be 'South and Southeast Asian Studies'. This is also true for our  graduate degrees.


For details, one may contact, Ms. Kristen Brooks at kristenbrooks@berkeley.edu

Dr. R. P.  Goldman
Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South and Southeast Asian Studies
Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies MC # 2540
The University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-2540
Tel: 510-642-4089
Fax: 510-642-2409

On Jun 24, 2021, at 1:47 PM, Donald R Davis via INDOLOGY <indology@list.indology.info> wrote:

We have a BA and a minor at UT-Austin:
  • University of Texas at Austin (link)
Best, Don
From: INDOLOGY <indology-bounces@list.indology.info> on behalf of "indology@list.indology.info" <indology@list.indology.info>
Reply-To: Dominik Wujastyk <wujastyk@gmail.com>
Date: Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 3:39 PM
To: "indology@list.indology.info" <indology@list.indology.info>
Subject: [INDOLOGY] Where can you do a BA in Sanskrit?
What universities offer a BA in the Sanskrit language? 
  • Oxford (link)
  • [add yours here]
I do mean a BA devoted specifically to Sanskrit language and literature, not courses where it is a component, like area studies, South Asian civilization, etc.

Professor Dominik Wujastyk

Singhmar Chair in Classical Indian Society and Polity
University of Alberta, Canada
South Asia at the U of A:
SSHRC research: The SuĊ›ruta Project

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