Department of Manuscriptology
A manuscript speaks of the past, reveals history, unfolds perspectives & reflects socio – cultural scenes of its time. Its contents are significant literally, scientifically and historically. Its forms fascinating paleographically, calligraphically and technically. Thus, manuscripts are concrete examples of humanistic & artistic activities of the past. It may be mentioned that the formal aspect of a manuscript deals with structural analysis of elements related to the visual & aesthetic qualities. The department is fully committed to the revival of this ancient treasure.
Objectives of the Department:
The department of manuscriptology has been commenced predominantly to:
1. Protect the manuscripts,
2. Research the manuscripts, and
3. To train to explore the manuscripts;
4. To present ancient literature to the whole world;
5. To provide opportunity to learn and research in spite of age factor.
Dr. Ramakrishna Bhat K
Assistant Professor, Head of the Department
Dr. Ramakrishna Bhat K has studied Vyakarana Vidwath (M.A) in Sri Chamarajendra Samskrita College , Bengaluru , one of the oldest Sanskrit colleges in the country. He has been awarded Ph.D from Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha , Tirupati for his research thesis on धर्मसूरिप्रणीतपरिभाषार्थप्रकाशिकायाः सम्पादनमध्ययनञ्च , a work on a rare unpublished manuscript.
Dr. Vinayaka Namannavar
Dr. Vinayak Namannavar has been studied in B.A with first class from Karnataka University, Dharwad and M.A. in Sanskrit with specialization in Vedanta sastra from Karnataka University, Dharwad. He has been awarded Ph.D for his research thesis “Bhagawathasaroddhara of Sri Vishnu Tirtha, a critical estimate” from Karnataka University, Dharwad.In addition to the above , he has studied P.G. Diploma in Mass Communication and Journalism from Karnataka State Open University, Mysore.
Dr. Prabhuswamy S
Dr. Prabhuswamy S has studied M.A. in Sanskrit in University of Mysore. He was awarded M.Phil degree from Kuvempu University, Shimoga. He was awarded Ph.D from University of Mysore, for his research thesis on “Shivatattvaratnakara: Ondu Samskrutika matthu Vaijnanika Adhyayana”.
A study of Nandinagari Script by Dr Vinayak Namannavar.
A Study of Brahmi Script,by Dr RamaKrishna Bhat.
A Study of Grantha Script by Dr Prabhu Swamy.
A sponsored grant for the study of old documents of Uttradhi Math. Three volume books with 2000 pages in total from the Vishwamadhwamahaparishat research centre, Uttaradi Mutt, Bangalore by Dr Vinayak Namannavar.
An undertaking to research and Re Print of Rare Books of Bodhayaneeya Brahmakarma Samuchaya by Ashtadashi , Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi .This is undertaken under the able guidance of Dr. Ramakrishna Bhatt.
Creating and mainting content for the website https://vidwannrs.in) organized by Ranganathasharma shodha Kendra – Bangalore
Dr. Ramakrishna Bhat
Dr. Vinayakacharya Namannawar