Post Graduate Diploma in ManuscriptologyBanaras Hindu University
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- Post Graduate Diploma
PAPER I- MANUSCRIPTOLOGY AND PALAEOGRAPHY
Unit 1: Manuscriptology - Definition, Synonyms, Scope and Related Disciplines, History of Manuscripts, Manuscripts in India and Abroad, Collections and Repositories of Manuscripts.
Unit 2: Physical forms - Types or Physical Forms, Process of Manuscript Creation.
Unit 3: Scripts – Definition, Need of Writing, Scope of Palaeography and Writing Material, History of Writing, Deciphering, Types of Writing
Unit 4: Introduction to Mother Scripts of India - Brahmi and Kharoshti Scripts, Study of other Indic Scripts- North Provincial Scripts, South Provincial
Scripts, Study of Monumental Scripts/Inscriptions.
Unit 5: Collections and Repositories of Manuscripts - Important Manuscript Libraries and Collections of India and Abroad, National Mission for Manuscripts of India.
PAPER II- LANGUAGE AND TEXTUAL CRITICISM
Unit 1: Language – Phonetics, Semantics and Syntactics, Language variations-
Dialects, Registers and Style, Genealogical Classifications.
Unit 2: Grammar – Paninian Grammar and Chandas, Contribution of Sanskrit, Pali and Prakrit and other Languages in Manuscript Studies.
Unit 3: Linguistics – Syntactic, Semantic and Morphological Analysis,
Unit 4: Transcription and Collation, Canons of Critical Editing.
Unit 5: Critical Editing - Scribal Errors and Emendations, Reconstruction of
Texts, Editing and Evaluating Different Types of Edited Texts,
Decoding Date Codes and Eras, Preparation of Indexes.
PAPER III- MANUSCRIPTS – MANAGEMENT AND PROCESSING
Unit 1: Management – Accessioning, Completing and Grouping, Intacting,
Labeling, Transcribing, Storage and Storage conditions.
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Unit 2: Technical Processing – Need, Purpose and Scope of Technical
Processing, Commentaries and Technical terms on Manuscriptology.
Unit 3: Cataloguing – Descriptive Cataloguing and its' Physical and Intellectual
Coverage, Cataloguing Code – AACR-II, Cataloguing process in famous
published Manuscript Catalogues, Metadata.
Unit 4: Classification and Indexing.
Unit 5: Ornamentations – Decoration, Size, Calligraphy, Illustrations, Colophon, Post Colophon, Margin, Scribe.
PAPER IV- MANUSCRIPTS – PRESERVATION AND CONSERVATION
Unit 1: Preservation and Conservation – Meaning, Definition, Needs and
Purpose, Factors for Deterioration of Manuscripts, Examination of
Unit 2: Handling and use of Manuscripts – Preventive Methods and Indigenous Conservation, Fumigation.
Unit 3: Preservation of Manuscripts – Photocopying, Microfilming, Scanning,
Unit 4: Conservation - Rules of Conservation, Conservation or Restoration
methods - Clearing, Washing, Flattering, Deacidification, Repairing,
Tissue repair, Chiffon repair, Mounting, Inlaying, Lamination.
Unit 5: Disaster Management and Recommendation of National Mission for
PAPER V- MANUSCRIPTS – PRACTICAL
Unit 1: Cataloguing of Manuscripts.
Unit 2: Script Deciphering.
Unit 3: Deacidification and Repairing.
Unit 4: Digital Preservation.
Unit 5: Visiting a Library of Manuscript Collection / Evaluation of Manuscripts Evaluation of Scripts etc.