Name of the course: Nyayasiddhantamukthavali Anumanakhanda

                                    and Sabdakhanda

No. of  Credits: 4

No. of  Contact hours: 56

Aim and objectives of the Course:

To enrich the students with the concept of Anumana pramana  as a means in the n ancient Indian theories of knowledge.  To make awareness about the theories of meaning as discussed  in  syncreticism of Nyaya-Vaiseshika theories

Teaching and Learning Activities.

            This course is divided into four modules.  Each module may  take  4 to 5 week of teaching, learning activities, lecturer classes, seminars, assignments and tutorials are designed as methods of teachings.


            Two credits will be internally evaluated through continuous assessment.  Two credits will be assigned by University through End semester examination. The internal assessment will include three components (1) Seminar,
 (2) Assignment and (3) Test paper.  The Evaluation will be based on the 9 point grading system.



Course Outline


Anuman khanda - Anumiti Nirupana,  Puramarsa, Purvapaksha vyapti,  Siddhantavyapti  and Paksata.  


Hetvabhasa Vibhaga Anaikantika- Sadharana upto Badhah.


Sabdakhanda- Saktisvarupa, Saktigraho payah, padartha svarupa, divisions of pada etc..


Laksananirupana- Vakyarthajnana Hetava, Smritinirupana and Manonirupana

Core Text 

Nyayasiddhantamukthavali Anumanakhanda and Sabdakhanda.

Additional Readings

1.      Subhodhini of Parikshit Rama varma Thampuran published by Govt. Sanskrit College, Thripunithura.

2.      Dinakari and Ramarudri Commentary on Nyayasiddhantamukthavali of Visvanadhapanchanana.

Modes of Assessment & Examination

50%  Internal assessment:  Seminar,   Assignment, 

and  Test paper -                                                                         2 credits

50%   External and End- semester examination -                       2 credits


Question Paper Pattern

1.                  Write sabdabodha  prakara six  out of eight

2.                  Define the nyayas (rules) of verbal knowledge six  out of eight

3.                  Paragraph answers- two out of four

4.                  Essay- one out of two