Indian and Subcontinental Studies program overview
The Department of Indian Subcontinental Studies Program offers a major in Sanskrit that can be included in many degrees offered at the University of Sydney. The Department also administers the Buddhist Studies Program. Depending on your year of enrolment the requirements for completing the major may be different. Select from the options below to see the requirements relevant to you.
I started my degree before 2014
I started my degree in or after 2014
The units of study for the major can be found in the Table A unit of study table for Sanskrit. The table shows units of study on offer in the current handbook year. You may find information regarding a full list of units of study available to the major on the departmental website.
For more in-depth information on the Sanskrit major, including tables and descriptions of the units of study available, for current year enrolments go to
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Undergraduate Handbook - Sanskrit
For previous year enrolments: Handbook archive.
Unit of Study prerequisites are also reviewed from time to time. The prerequisites listed for units in your year of enrolment are valid for the duration of your candidature.