Siksha Shastri B.Ed. and Vidyavaridhi Ph.D. programs at NSKTU Tirupati

Are you looking for admissions to B.Ed and Ph.D. programs at National Sanskrit University? National Sanskrit University, Tirupati has released the official notification for admission in various programs for the academic session 2021. Check out this article to know the details of these courses, including eligibility, the application process, fees, selection process, and important dates.


National Sanskrit University is a Central University that is famous for higher learning in Sanskrit studies, Traditional Sastras, and Sanskrit Teacher Education. It was established at Tirupati (A.P.) in 1961 by the Govt. of India and accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council with an "A" grade. It is also known as Kendriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupati society. The University got the status of Center of Excellence in Traditional Sastras during the X plan period in 1989 because of its achievements and potential for research in Traditional Sastras. It offers various traditional courses in Sahitya, Jyotisha, Vyakarana, Advaita Vedanta, Nyaya, Dvaita Vedanta, Agama, Mimamsa, Sankhya Yoga, etc., along with other subjects such as Computer Science, Mathematics, History, etc.

Courses offered by NSKTU

  • UG

  • PG

  • B.ED

  • PhD

  • UG

  • Diploma

  • certificate

  • NSKTU program


    Course Duration

    The duration of this course is for two years.


  • Shastri (Sanskrit)/ B.A(L/OL)./ B.A. (Honors) /B.Sc. with Sanskrit as the main subject having 1000 or more marks in three years degree program OR Vidwanmadhyama / Siromani (Sanskrit) (Integrated course) in 10+2+3 Scheme OR Acharya / M.A. (Sanskrit) / Vidwaduttama OR equivalent degree from any recognized Indian University OR recognized examining body having obtained at least 50% marks or equivalent grade.

  • A candidate who wants to take admission into hiksha Shastri (B.Ed) program must have completed 20 years of age on or before 1 sctober 2021. No age relaxation will be permitted.

  • Relaxation of 5% would be given to candidate belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PwD categories.

  • PhD

    Course Duration

    According to the UGC, M.Phil/Ph.D. Regulations – 2016, the Vidyavaridhi degree program duration is for 3 years from the date of registration.


  • Those who wish to appear for Vidyavaridhi in Education should have passed Shiksha Acharya (M.Ed.) or Acharya/M.A(Sanskrit)/equivalent degree (Sanskrit) with 55% of Marks along with P.G. Degree in Education with 55% of Marks.

  • Post Graduate Degree in the concerned subject with a minimum of 55% marks for general and OBC candidates and 50% marks for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates.

  • For appearing in the test, such candidates also shall be considered eligible who have
    appeared/appearing for Acharya / M.A Sanskrit(with specialization in the applied
    shastra) /equivalent degree (Sanskrit) but their result is awaited, Such candidates shall
    be required to submit their mark-sheets showing the prescribed percentage of marks
    required for the registration, before the admission.

  • candidates who have passed NET/SLET/SET/Vishishtacharya (M.Phil), in
    Concerned Shastra/Subject are exempted from the Vidyavaridhi Entrance Test.

  • Application procedure

    For admission in the B.Ed and PhD program, the candidate must visit the official website of NSKTU and read guidelines carefully before applying. The candidate will have to submit a completed application form with the required documents. Fill the online application carefully. upload the image. An application fee is also to be paid by the candidates. The information mentioned in the online application will be duly verified at the time of examination and admission. On finding any type of false information, the candidature may forfeit. The photo should match properly Otherwise, at the time of admission candidature may be disqualified. The candidate must retain his/her mobile number given in the online application until the end of the admission process.

    Application Fee

    The candidates will have to submit an application fee along with the application form. Details of the application fee to be paid are as follows:
    For B.ED General candidate/ unreserved category: 1200/- and for SC/ST candidate: 1000/-
    For Ph.D. General candidate/ unreserved category: 1500/- and for SC/ST candidate: Rs.1200/-

    Selection procedure

    The applicants appearing for B.ED 2021 can fill prescribed online applications from websites of National Sanskrit University, Tirupati only. Admission into Shiksha Shastri program will be through Online Computer Based Test (CBT) called Shiksha Shastri Entrance Test (SET). All eligible candidates will be required to appear for an online Computer Based Test (CBT). Admit cards for appearing in the SSET will be uploaded on the website. Merit lists for admission will be prepared, and successful candidates will be uploaded on the University website.

    The selection into the Vidyavaridhi program will be done according to merit. Vidyavaridhi Entrance Test is only qualifying in nature. Mere qualifying in the Entrance Test will not guarantee admission in Vidyavaridhi (Ph.D.) Program. After the Entrance Test Result announcement, the Department wise list of qualified candidates will be prepared.

    Important dates

    Opening date of Online Application submission: 12 June 2021
    Deadline of Online Application submission: 12 July 2021
    Date of Computer Based Test: 11.08.2021 (Tentative)

    Contact information

    National Sanskrit University
    LIC Road,Tirupati-517507
    Phone:+91 877 2286799
    Fax:+91 877 2287809


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