Post Graduate Diploma In Manuscriptology And Palaeography (PGDMP)

Name of the Course : Post Graduate Diploma in Manuscriptology and Palaeography
Duration : 1 Year, Divided Into 2 Semesters of Six Months
Study Hours: 200 hours per semester (8 Hours Per Week)
Timings of Classes : 9-7 on Saturdays ( 4 Hours for Theory and 4 Hours for Practical)
Eligibility: Graduate in ANY stream.

Who is the course suited for ?

The course is for anybody interested to understand ancient languages and scripts. From lawyers who need to access ancient records to computer programmers working in Digital Humanities, from history buffs to budding linguists, the course will cater to different interests and aims.  Course Modules will be on interdisciplinary themes across literature, history, art history, cultural studies, theology and religious studies that will prove to be very useful for Historiographers, Anthropologists, Linguists and History Geeks.

Course Outline

Name of the Course/Paper Course/Paper Outline *
1) Introduction to Manuscriptology – 50 Hours This paper will contain an Introduction to Social Cultural and Political History of India up to 1800 A.D. Besides this, a detailed introduction to different kinds of manuscripts that include information on their forms and content. Hands-On Work with the manuscripts also included.
2) Introduction to Conservation with Practicals – 50 Hours This paper includes preventive and curative conservation of palm leaves, paper, kadatha amongst others.
3) Palaeography Practice – 50 Hours This paper includes working with inscriptions of different scripts such as Brahmi, Kannada/Telugu, Grantha /Tigalari/ Malayalam/Tamil, Kannada and Marathi Modi, Nagari/Nandinagari, etc.


4) Introduction to Manuscriptology – 50 Hours The paper goes into more depth in this semester and will include modules on Style of Composition of Manuscripts, Cataloguing, Scribal Remarks, Details of Manuscript Libraries in India and abroad amongst others. Increased focus on History of South India in the second semester.
5) Paleography Practice – 50 Hours This paper will include an Introduction to decipherment of manuscripts, characters and features of different scripts such as Kannada, Modi and Marathi Modi, Nagari/Nandinagari, Grantha-Tigalari Manuscripts amongst others.
6) Practicals with Textual Criticism – 50 Hours This paper will include Hands-On work with different manuscripts and scripts along with an introduction to Textual Criticism.

Faculty for PG Diploma Manuscriptology and Palaeography

Principal Instructor of the PG Diploma will be Dr. P.V Krishnamurthy, an epigraphist and manuscriptologist who served as the Hon. Lecturer at Kannada Sahitya Parishath and as a Manuscriptologist at B.M. Sri Pratishtana, Bengaluru.

Furthermore, lectures will be also be taken by a range of guest faculty members that include experts of different scripts such as Modi, Tigalari, Kannada-Telugu, Malyalam-Tamil, Bhrami, Grantha amongst others, Manuscripts conservation specialists, Epigraphists, and Manuscriptologists.  

Important Dates:

-Advertisement for admissions: 20.06.19
-Last date of receiving application: 26.07.19
-Counselling for admissions: Every Friday from 19.07.19 Onwards
-Notification about the admission of candidates: 31.07.19 (by 6.00pm)
-Last date of fees deposit: 31.07.19
-Commencement of Course Semester: 07.08.19.
-Semester-I Exam: December 2019
-Commencement of Course Semester-II : January 2020
-Semester-II Exam: May/June 2020
-Number of seats:25

Fee per semester: Rs. 10,000/-
Eligibility for Admission: Graduation in ANY subject
Mode of Application: Hard Copies to be send via Post