Prof. G.S.R. Krishnamurthy


Prof. C. Ranganathan

Joint Director

The Directorate of Distance Education is established in the National Sanskrit University, Tirupati from the Academic year 2003-04 with the permission of the Distance Education Council (DEC), IGNOU, New Delhi and also got the approval of the Jonit Committee consisting of the DEC, UGC-AICTE-DEC Vide F.No.DEC/ Recog/ 2010 2290 dated 04.08.2010 (2010-11).

The Directorate of Distance Education is functioning successfully with the financial and Academic Assistance provided by the Distance Education Council (DEC), IGNOU, New Delhi.

Towards the fulfillment of goals of establishing the DDE, it started attracting a good number of students, from various backgrounds of study like engineering, medicine, administration apart from traditional sastra, from all over the country.

Objectives of the DDE

  1. To make Sanskrit higher Education reach the unreached
  2. To promote continuous learning in Sanskrit
  3. To provide Sanskrit Education at lower cost
  4. To provide educational opportunity to those who have basic no education qualifications
  5. To Provide career development facility to the working people

Courses Offered under DDE

  1. Prak-Sastri (Pre-Degree Course/+2)

  2. Sammanita Sastri (Equal to B.A. Honours)

  3. B.A. Honours (Sanskrit)

  4. Acharya (equivalent to M.A.)

      a. Sahitya

      b. Vyakarana

      c. Phalita Jyotisha

      d. Siddhanta Jyotisha

      e. Vedabhashyam (Suklayajurveda)

      f. Mimamsa

      g. Advaita Vedanta

      h. Visishthadvaita Vedanta

      i. Dwaita Vedanta

      j. Agama

      k. Dharma Sastra

      l. Sankhya Yoga

      m. Puranetihasa

      n. Nyaya

 5. Certificate course in Sanskrit (6 months)

 6. Certificate course in Indian Music (Carnatic Music Vocal)

 7. Certificate course in Sitar (Indian Classical Instrumental Music)

 8. Certificate course in Bharatanatyam

 9. Diploma Course in Sanskrit (1 year)

 10. P.G.Diploma in Yoga Vijnan (1 year)

Coming soon …..


Directorate of Distance Education
National Sanskrit University 
Tirupati – 517 507 (A.P.)

Contact Phone Numbers

Director: 0877-2287691, 0877-2287649 Ext. 262

Mobile: 9676481612

Joint Director: 0877-2287745, 0877-2287649 Ext. 306

Mobile: 9440919186

DDE Office: 0877-2287745, 0877-2287649 Ext. 256



Certificate Course in Sanskrit

Diploma Course in Sanskrit

P.G. Diploma in Yoga Vijnana

Prak Sastri

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Acharya OUS

Sahitya 1st year

Sahitya 2nd year

Advaita Vedanta 1st year

Advaita Vedanta 2nd year

Agama 1st year

Agama 2nd year

Dvaita Vedanta 1st year

Dvaita Vedanta 2nd year

Nyaya 1st year

Nyaya 2nd year

Phalitha Jyothisa 1st year

Phalitha Jyothisa 2nd year

Vyakarana 1st year

Vyakarana 2nd year

Mimamsa 1st year

Mimamsa 2nd year

Puranetihasa 1st year

Puranetihasa 2nd year

Dharmashastra 1st year

Dharmashastra 2nd year

Sankhya Yoga 1st year

Sankhya Yoga 2nd year

Siddanta Jyotisha 1st year

Siddanta Jyotisha 2nd year

Vedabhashyam 1st year

Vedabhashyam 2nd year