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 Masters in Vedic Literature 

॥ ​कृण्वन्तो विश्वं आर्यं ॥

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Vedic Literature is the basis of Indian Knowledge Systems. Vedas are the most ancient sources of knowledge on the earth. Vedic Literature has reached us for thousands of years through Oral tradition. Vedic Literature is also called Shruti. Puranas, Dharmashastra, Mahakavyas & other classical literature are called Smruti. Shruti is the basis of not only Smruti but also various arts like Dance, Drama, Music, Painting, Carving, etc. Vedic Literature will enlighten with the true philosophy & knowledge required for every human being.

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Bhishma School of Indian Knowledge Systems

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IACDSC Accredited Masters Program

🌼Duration: 2 Years, From August 2023

🌼Eligibility – Graduate or Equivalent

🌼Teaching Language – Hindi  

🌼Study Material Language – Hindi + English

🌼Age – No Age limit

🌼Study Material – Hard copy + E-Book 

🌼Mode: Online Mode 

🌼Semesters: 4

🌼Credits – 64  (04 credits per Subject)

🌼Subjects – 16 (4 subjects per Semester)

🌼Sessions – approx. 240

🌼Each session Duration - Online - 90 Minutes (70 Min.Lecture + 20 Min Q & A)

Online Classes Starting from : 7 August 2023

Program Timings:

Online Course  – Monday to Thursday – 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm (Zoom App)

Fee Structure 

  • 1st Year - Indian Students ₹48000/- | Foreign Students: $900/-

  • 2nd Year - Indian Students ₹48000/- | Foreign Students: $900/-

(Fees inclusive of Admission fee, Permanent registration fee, Tuition fee, Study material, Assessment, Examination fee, Supervision, Technical Support & Guidance fee, etc.)

Re-examination Fees: ₹1,000/- per subject (USD $ 30/- For Foreign Students)
Convocation Fees: ₹2,000/- (USD $ 50/- Foreign Students)

Installment Facility:

₹25000/- per Semester (₹25000 x 4 Installments)

Installments payments must be paid by Bank transfer only. Submit the application to view account details.

Discount in Fees:

Discount Applicable in the following cases: (Only for First Year Fees)

1) Group Students: A discount is available for a group of 3 students enrolling as a group at a time. There will be a discount of 5000/- per student for the first year only. 

2) Fellowship: Fellowship is available for Ex-Bhishma students. Any student who has completed any online Certificate Course of Bhishma School of Indian Knowledge Systems will be eligible for the fellowship of 5000/- This fellowship is available only for the first year of the Master Program. 

(Installments and Discounted Fees are to be paid in a Bank account Only. Submit your application and Pay Fees in the Account details shown after submission.)

3) If One Time Fee is paid for Two Years: ₹90000/- only

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Program Syllabus

Paper 1 – Sanskrit Bhasha Parichay

Sanskrit is Mother of all the languages. Ancient literature, ancient scripts are in Sanskrit language. Sanskrit language is the foundation of all the IKS fields, therefore learning Sanskrit language is the necessity to have better understanding and Research oriented study of IKS. The Paper is designed with the objective to provide the learner an overview of Sanskrit Bhasha. The scope of this Paper is very large that it is not possible to cover it in detail, but with an overview and further detailed study, the learner can interpret the Sanskrit text.

Paper 2 – Introduction to Vedic People and Vedic Period 

Most of the western or westernized scholars have assumed Aryan invasion and so put totally wrong chronology of Indian history saying that Vedic age was 1500 BCThis is baseless and is absurd as per new evidence. The Vedas were revealed at least 10000 years before Common Era or may be more than that. The dating of Ramayana and Mahabharata by modern scientific tools helps to put the Vedas before those centuries.  Vedic people were Arya and again arya is not a race but a quality of person. They were noble, truth lovers, bold, ready to go to death to explore truth, and fight till death to protect righteousness.

Paper 3 – Rigved- Suktas, Rishis, Devatas etc.

The word ‘Veda’ means ‘knowledge’ : Sanskrit root ‘vid’ means ‘to know’. It does not refer to a single book or a single literary work. The term Rishi is defined as “rishatijnānenasamsāra-pāram” – meaning one who goes beyond the mundane world by means of knowledge. Also the root ‘drish‘ (sight) might have given rise to root ‘rish‘ meaning ‘to see’ . The Rig Veda Samhita is a collection of 1,028 Suktas (hymns); divided into ten Mandalas (books).  The total number of mantras is 10,462. Thus , the average number of mantras per hymn is ten. These hymns are as envisioned by various seers. Angirasa, Kanva, Vasistha, Atri, Bhrugu, Kashyap, Vishwamitra, Grutsamanda, Agastya and Bharata, are main rishis. From Nasadiyasukta, Gayatri mantra, eikyamantra to several important suktaandmantras are here.

Paper 4 – Yajurveda - Shakha, Samhita, Suktas

The Yajurveda is broadly grouped into the "black" (Krishna) Yajurveda and the "white" or "bright" (Shukla) Yajurveda. It implies "the un-arranged, unclear, collection" of verses in contrast to the "well arranged, clear" Yajurveda. The most ancient layer of Yajurveda samhita includes 1,875 verses, The middle layer includes the Satapatha Brahmana, while the youngest layer of Yajurveda text includes the largest collection of primary Upanishads, iethe Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, the Isha Upanishad, the Taittiriya Upanishad, Katha Upanishad, etc. The various ritual mantras in the Yajurveda Samhitas are in a meter, and propitiate deities like the Savita (Sun), Indra, Agni, Prajapati, Rudra and others.

Paper 5 – Samaveda - Shakha, Samhita etc.

The Samaveda is shortest of all Vedas and the Samhita of the Samaveda has taken many verses, almost ninety percent, from the Samhita of Rigveda. Chiefly derived from the eighth and the ninth Mandalas of the Rigveda but Saamveda’s uniqueness is in adding meter and geyata or music to it. This addition made Vedic culture so lively and perpetual and was able to fathom the ultimate reality with more integrality. The Samaveda verses are all meant to be chanted at the ceremonies of the Soma-sacrifice.

Paper 6 – Atharvaveda - Samhita, Mantra, Science, Geography, etc.

Other names for the Atharvaveda are – Angirasaveda, Kshatraveda, Bhaishajyaveda, Chandoveda, Mahiveda etc. Atharvaveda had nine recessions or Shakhas, but the Samhita is today available only in two recessions – the Shaunaka and the Paippalada. It is the Shaunaka-Samhita that is usually meant when the Atharvaveda is mentioned in ancient and modern literature. It is a collection of 730 hymns containing 5987 Mantras, divided into 20 books (Kandas). Some 1200 verses are derived from the Rigveda. some Important and famous Suktas of Atharvaveda are listed to have a general view its subject:1. Bhumi-Sukta (12.1)2. Brahmacarya-Sukta (11.5)3. Kala-Suktas (11.53, 54)4. Vivaha-Sukta (14th Kanda)5. Madhuvidya-Sukta (9.1)6. Samanasya-Sukta (3.30)7. Rohita-Sukta (13.1-9)8. Skambha-Sukla (10.7)Atharvaveda is an encyclopedia of many subjects including philosophical, social, educational, political, agricultural, scientific and medical matters, etc.

Paper 7 – Brahman Granth - Aitareya, Kaushitaki, Jaiminiya, Shatpath, Gopath etc.

Apastamba defines Brahmanas as ‘KarmacodanaBrahmanani’ meaning Brahmanas are injunctions for the performance of sacrificial rites. According to him, these texts deal with the following six topics:VidhiArthavada , Ninda, Prashansha , Purakalpa and Parakriti.Vidhi means injunctions for the performance of particular rites.Arthavada comprises the numerous explanatory remarks on the meaning of Mantras and particular rites.Ninda or censure consists in criticism and, refutation of the opponents’ views.Prashansha means eulogy, recommendation.Purakalpa refers to the performance of sacrificial rites in former times.Parakriti means the achievements of others.The main subject of the Brahmanas is injunction (Vidhi), all other topics being subservient to it.

Paper 8 – Aranyakas - Aitareya, Taittiriya, Katha, Kaushitaki, Brihad etc.

Aranyakas are generally the concluding portions of the several Brahmanas, but on account of their distinct character, contents and language deserve to be reckoned as a distinct category of literature. They are partly included in the Brahmanas themselves, but partly they are recognized as independent works. Aranyaka literature is rather small as compared to the Brahmanas. Whereas the Brahmanas deal with the huge bulk of sacrificial paraphernalia which represents Karma-Kanda, the Aranyakas and Upanishads, on the other hand, chiefly deal with the philosophical and theosophical speculations which represent Jnana-Kanda.

Paper 9   – Vedang - Shiksha, Kalpa, Vyakaran, Nirukta, Jyotish, Chandas

The Vedangas are the last treatises of the Vedic Literature. Paniniya Shiksha (41-42) narrates two verses on the importance of the Vedangas which describe Veda as a Purusha having six limbs as six Vedangas: Chandas are His two feet, Kalpa are His two arms, Jyotisha are His eyes, Nirukta is His ears, Shiksha is His nose and Vyakarana is His mouth. One of the oldest record of their names occurs in the Mundaka Upanishad (1.1.5) where they are named as:

Shiksha or phonetics or pronunciation, Kalpa or ritual,Vyakarana or grammar, Nirukta or etymology, Chandas or meter, Jyotisha or astronomy.

Paper 10 – Upavedas - Gandharva Veda, Dhanurveda, Ayurveda, Sthapatyaveda

The term upaveda (“applied knowledge”) is used in traditional literature to designate the subjects of certain applied knowledge and technical works. The lists in this class differ among sources. However the one largely acceptable and as per Caraṇavyuha, is as follows:-

1. Ayurveda (Medicine), associated with the Ṛgveda
2.Dhanurveda (Archery), associated with the Yajurveda
3. Gāndharvaveda (Music and sacred dance), associated with the Samaveda, and
4. Arthaśāstra (Economics), associated with the Atharvaveda

Paper 11 – Upanishads (Part 1) - Isha, Kena, Kath, Prashna

Isavasya Upanishad is a small Upanishad consisting of 18 mantras and it belongs to Shukla Yajur Veda.Isavasya Upanishad is one of the few Upanishads like Taittiriya Upanishad for which the Svara is still maintained and available for chanting. This Upanishad gets it name because of the first portion of the beginning verse “IsavasyamIdamSarvam”. The first two words are “Isa” and “Avasyam” and hence its called Isavasya. The first word is “Isa” so it can also be called Isa Upanishad or Isopanishad.Kenopanishad  is a small Upanishad in Sama Veda, and it has 4 chapters, each chapter known as a Kanda or Adhyaya. There are in total 35 mantras and therefore it’s a relatively small but a very important Upanishad. Kath Upanishad is also known as Kathopanishad and belongs to Krishna Yajur Veda. This is a fairly big Upanishad consisting of 119 mantras spread over 2 chapters. Each chapter is called an Adhyaya, and in each chapter there are 3 sections known as Vallis. Prasna Upanishad is a commentary or elaboration on Mundaka Upanishad. This Upanishad can also be called by the name Prasnopanishad, and it is given in the form of a dialogue between a Guru named Pippalada and 6 disciples.

Paper 12 – Upanishads (Part 2) - Mundak, Mandukya, Taittirya, Aitareya

“Mundaka” means “head”, and the word “head” generally indicates importance. For e.g. the head of an organization.Mundaka Upanishad is known by this name because it is one of the most important Upanishads. Therefore it being a primary Upanishad it’s called Mundaka Upanishad.This Upanishad has got 3 chapters and 6 sections; each chapter having 2 sections each. Each chapter is known as Mundaka and each section as a Kanda. There are in total 65 mantras in the entire Upanishad.Mandukya  is the smallest Upanishad among the 10 main Upanishads, containing only 12 mantras.We know that it’s impossible to cover entire Vedanta in just 12 mantras, so it’s important to know that this Upanishad is not primarily meant to teach Vedanta but to remember the teachings which have been elaborately dealt with in the other Upanishads.Taittiriya Upanishad is named after an acharya, Tittiri Acharya, who preserved and propagated this Upanishad. This Upanishad is in prose form and has 3 chapters, each chapter being known as a “Valli”. The three chapters are called Shiksha Valli, Brahma Valli and Bhrigu Valli.AitareyaUpanishad was given out by a Rishi named Aitareya and hence the name of the Upanishad. Aitareya Rishi is also known as Mahidasa. So some people call him AitareyaMahidasa Rishi. He got the name of Aitareya because his mother’s name was Itara.

Paper 13 – Upanishads (Part 3) - Chhandogya & Brihadaranyak

Chandogya and Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, both of which are voluminous Upanishads.This Upanishad belongs to Sama Veda like Kena Upanishad, and it’s a big Upanishad consisting of 8 chapters and 627 mantras. In fact among the 10 Upanishads, Chandogya has the highest number of mantras.Chandogya Upanishad is also said to be chanted with Svara (intonation) like Isavasya and Taittiriya Upanishads. Even Brihadaranyaka Upanishad is available with Svara.

“Brihad” means “great” or “big”. Brihadaranyaka is a great Upanishad not only in terms of its volume, it’s great in terms of the depth of its insight. So it’s a great Upanishad in terms of both quantity as well as quality.Thus the name Brihadaranyaka can mean either “a great Upanishad studied in the forests” or “an Upanishad as great or big as a forest”.This Upanishad has got 434 mantras which makes it a very big Upanishad. Based on mantra count Chandogya seems to be bigger with 627 mantras, but the size of each mantra in Brihadaranyaka is bigger. So ultimately volume-wise Brihadaranyaka is as big as Chandogya.But if we look at Adi Shankara’s commentaries on Brihadaranyaka, it’s twice that of his commentary on Chandogya.

Paper 14 – Upanishads (Part 4) - Svetasvatara, Maitrayani, Kaushitaki, Varah

Śvetāśvatara Upaniṣad) is an ancient Sanskrit text embedded in the Yajurveda. The Upanishad contains 113 mantras or verses in six chapters. The Shvetashvatara Upanishad opens with metaphysical questions about the primal cause of all existence, its origin, its end, and what role, if any, time, nature, necessity, chance, and the spirit had as the primal cause. The Maitrayaniya Upanishad consists of seven Prapathakas (lessons). The first Prapathaka is introductory, the next three are structured in a question-answer style and discuss metaphysical questions relating to Atman (Self), while the fifth to seventh Prapathaka are supplements.n the first chapter of the Kausitaki Upanishad, rebirth and transmigration of Atman (Self) is asserted as existent, and that one's life is affected by karma, and then it asks whether there is liberation and freedom from the cycles of birth and rebirth.The Kaushitaki Upanishad is part of the Rig veda, but it occupies different chapter numbers in the Veda manuscripts discovered in different parts of India. Three sequences are most common: the Upanishad is chapters 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Kausitaki Aranyaka.

Paper 15 – Study of Dharma

The Paper on Study of Dharma is being developed to make learner understand the concept of Dharma, “धारयति इति धर्म:।”Dharma is not religion, Dharma many times misunderstood with Religion. Dharma is the way of living life. Dharma, Vedic Dharma, Hindu Dharma, Sanatan Dharma, Bharatiya Dharma are one and the same. Dharma is not only applicable to human being but it holds the entire Universe. Studying this Paper will make learner realize the true meaning of Dharma and its influence on every single entity in the Universe.

Paper 16 – Project

In the last semester of the Program, learner has to complete a Project. It has 4 Credits. Topics for the projects will be provided at the start of the 4th semester. Learner has to submit the project report and give presentation.



  • 100 marks for subject 

  • Written Exam – 60 Marks, Assignment – 20 Marks,  Oral – 20 Marks 

  • Project – Thesis & Presentation 

  • Passing – Min. 40% marks in each subject 

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 Bhishma School Indian Knowledge Systems (formerly Bhishma School of Indic Studies) (BSIKS) is a pioneer institute in the field of Indian Knowledge Systems ( IKS ), Hindu Studies and Indic Studies. BSIS programs are accredited by IACDSC, USA, an international accreditation body. BSIKS has associations with Gujarat Technological University, Hindu Council of Australia, Dharmashree, Vijnyan Bharati, Vidya Bharati Uchha Shiksha Sansthan, IHAR - USA & India, etc. Bhishma School of Indian Knowledge Systems offers courses and programs from Certificate, Diploma to PhD, D.Litt.  under various schools. 

The whole range of knowledge systems under these schools is multifarious, from the Vedas, and Upanishads to scriptural, philosophical, scientific, technological and artistic sources. The disciplines and domains of knowledge include logic, philosophy, language, technology and crafts, polity, economics and governance, ethics and sociological orders, architecture and engineering, pure sciences, earth sciences, bio sciences, poetics and aesthetics, law and justice, grammar, mathematics and astronomy, metrics, agriculture, mining, metallurgy, trade and commerce, Ayurved and yog, medicine and life sciences, geography, military science, weaponry, shipbuilding, navigation and maritime traditions, biology and veterinary science, music, dance, drama, carvings, paintings, spirituality, divinity, civilization study, culture & heritage etc. BSIS is focusing on the revitalization of the major knowledge tradition i.e. 14 Vidyas- theoretical domains - and 64 Kalas-crafts, skill sets and arts that are useful in day-to-day living through its activities and programs.

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Dr. Sucheta Paranjape

Professor of Sanskrut and Indology

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Prof. Pranav Gokhale

M.A. Sanskrit- Vedanta special

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Dr. Aparna Dhir

Ph.D in Sanskrit

Asst. Professor, Institute of Advanced sciences, Dartmouth, MA


Dr. Mrunalini Newalkar

MA in Veda, MA in Vyākaraṇa,
PhD in Purāṇas: Sacred and Folk Realms of Bhairava

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