Research Prospects
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One of the priorities of the university is research in the Sanskrit texts. For this, the individuals from teaching community are constantly encouraged to undertake research activities in Science and Technology branch in particular and Shastras in general. Some teachers have undertaken Post Doctoral studies.

The university has adopted the traditional method of encouraging Post Graduation Research Activities by way of Research Work for Ph.D. Degree and D.Litt. Degree. Sanskrit is a language, the oldest one, which covers all the topics related to human life and observation. So, students of different disciplines must get attracted to do research in ancient Indian knowledge in their related branch. For this, students from different faculties must be involved. With this aim in view, the Ph.D. registration formalities have been made simple and less technical.

1) Any student from any faculty who has passed Post Graduate Examination in his discipline can register in this university for Ph.D. Degree research. But, the student should offer the topic for research, which is directly related to some Sanskrit texts or to concepts propounded by Sanskrit literature.

2) The student is given full liberty to select his guide from any institution provided the guide fulfills the academic conditions required to get registered with K. K. Sanskrit University.

3) The university does the registration through out the year. This helps in saving the precious months of the students.

Those interested in Post Doctoral research are permitted to submit their research work for D.Litt (Doctor of Letters) Degree. This apart, the university is undertaking research activities in the form of research projects with the financial assistance from Central Government and other agencies.
About Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) Degree

Registration for Ph.D. will be considered in the following subjects:

1. Sanskrit Bhasha & Sahitya 2. Pali. 3. Prakrit 4. Education 5. Yoga 6. Jyotish 7. Sanskrit Vyakarana 8. Veda 9. Keertan 10. Fine Arts 11. Darshan 12. Indology

The PET (Ph.D. Degree Entrance Test) is compulsory to get admission to the Ph.D. Program.


Exemption from entrance examination
The following categories are exempted from appearing in the Entrance exam-
a) Those who obtained the M.Phil degree from any statutory University.
b) Those who passed the NET/SET examination conducted by U.G.C.
c) The foreign students who have come to India only to pursue research for PhD Degree.
d) Senior citizen above 60 years of age.

Required qualification - For registration.
Post Graduate Degree or its equivalent Degree with minimum 50% of marks or its equivalent grade in the relevant subject. Relaxation of 5% marks is applicable to candidates from reserved category.
(If the applicant is a senior citizen (above the age of 60) having any PG Degree, there is a 5% relaxation in the percentage.)

Note-The candidate should have good academic record i.e. above 45% of marks at degree level).

A candidate shall have to work in a recognized place of research such as University Departments and other Research Institutes recognized by the University as a Center of Research.

1) The applicant having all the degrees from any statutory University outside the State of Maharashtra and living outside Maharashtra shall not be permitted to apply for registration for the degree of Ph.D. in this University.
2) The applicant having studied in the State of Maharashtra but living in other state at the time of application shall be permitted to apply for registration to Ph.D. Degree.
3) Every applicant from outside the State of Maharashtra but presently living in the State of Maharashtra shall have to submit an affidavit about his/her residence in Maharashtra state.
4) Every foreign student must have his/her research supervisor from the State of Maharashtra.

PET (Ph.D. Degree Entrance Test)
a) The registration form will be available with the University throughout the year.
b) The PET shall be conducted by the University twice in an academic year ordinarily in the months of January and
c) The University shall be the authority for calling the application forms from the candidates desirous to appear for
PET for admission to Ph.D. degree. The application form for PET is available only ONLINE (


About D.Litt (Doctor of Letters) Degree

Eligibility : Person having Ph.D. Degree or any other equivalent Degree or Significant Research contribution in the concerned subject for minimum ten years after obtaining Post Graduate Degree.

Age : No bar.

Requirement : The Treatise(s) must be a piece of Research work of very high order characterised either by discovery of new facts or by a fresh approach towards interpretation of facts and theories. In either case, it should evince candidate's capacity for critical examination and sound judgement.