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CUET Exam 2024 Knowledge Tradition Syllabus

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The Knowledge Traditions - Practices in India Syllabus for CUET is very interesting and enriching as well. The subject provides a perfect opportunity for a student whose interest lies in knowing the traditions, culture, language, agriculture, and ethics of India. It gives you a golden opportunity to know the (traditional, cultural) diversity and enrich yourself.

There are 8 different chapters that cover the Knowledge Traditions - Practices in India Syllabus for CUET.

  • Agriculture: A Survey
  • Architecture: A Survey
  • Dance: A Survey
  • Education Systems and Practices: A Survey
  • Ethics: Individual and Social
  • Martial Arts Traditions: AS survey
  • Language and Grammar
  • Other Technologies: A Survey

All the chapters have their subsequent sub-topics and are interconnected to one another. Each and every chapter is equally important, and proper attention has to be given.

The detailed Knowledge Traditions - Practices in India Syllabus for CUET is given below:

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Agriculture: A Survey

Agriculture in Prehistory and Protohistory/ Textual Sources/ Types of Lands/ Rain-Fed and Irrigated

Crops/ Implements/ Seed and Sowing/ Manures/ Pests and Their Management/ Cattle Management/

Horticulture and Arboriculture/ Fishing/ Agriculture and Society.


Architecture: A Survey

Early and Classical Architecture:

  • Temple-Architecture/ Rock-Cut Structures/ Monolithic Temples/ Constructed Temples/ Public and Private Architecture Architecture: A Survey.

Medieval & Colonial Architecture:

  • Fort and Palace Architecture/ Mosques/ Mausoleums/ Colonial Architecture.


Dance: A Survey

Classical Dance Forms:

  • Classical Period/ Middle Period/ Modern Period/ Classical Dance Forms/ Bharatanatyam/ Kathakali/ Kathak/ Kucipudi/ Manipuri/ Odissi/ Sattriya.

Folk Dance Forms:

  • Chau/ Bihu/ Rauf/ Padayani/ DolluKunitha/ Dandiya/ Ghumar/ Kalbelia/ Chaufla/ Bhangra/ Giddha/ Garba/ Lava)/ Bamboo Dance.


Education Systems and Practices: A Survey

  • Goals of Indian Education/ Teaching and Learning/ the Teacher and the Student/ Centres of Education/ Temples as First Schools/ Gurukulas/ Viharas and Universities/ Community- Supported Education/ The Continuing System.

  • Two Types of Knowledge and the Right Pupil/ Mere Intellectual Knowledge Is Not Enough/The Link between Teacher and Pupil/ Teachers Invite Students to Come to Them/Controlling the Mind and the Senses: the Goal of Indian Education/ Teacher’s Directives to students on their Completion of Study/ what Is a Useful Life?/Hsüan-Tsang's (Xuanzang) Impressions of Indian Education/ Hsüan-Tsang's (Xuan Zang) Description of Nalanda University.

  • An Italian Explorer’s Record of Indian Education in the 17th Century/ A Description of Indian Education in the 18th Century/ The Teacher’s Subsistence/ Respect for the Teacher/Physical Education and Sports/ Description of the University at Navadveep (Nuddeah) in Bengal in 1791/ Love of Learning and Support for Education among Indians/ A widespread Colonial Network of Indigenous Schools.


Ethics: Individual and Social

  • The Cosmic Order/ Buddhist Ethics/ Jain Ethics/ Sikh Ethics/ The Bhakti.
  • Movement Primary Texts on Ethics: Individual and Social: A Selection.
  • From Jain Granthas/ From Buddhist Granthas/ From Asoka’s Edicts/ From the Kural (tr. P.S. Sundaram).


Martial Arts Traditions: A Survey

Texts/ Practice of Martial Arts/ Stick Combat/ Kaarippayau Martial Arts Traditions: A Selection from Primary Texts Wrestling in the Mahabharata/

Mallapuraa/ Marma Sastram.


Language and Grammar

Languages of India/ Study of Language in India/ Disciplines of Language Studies in India/ Classification of Speech-Sounds/ Theory of Grammar.


Other Technologies: A Survey

  • Harappan Technologies/ Later pottery/ Glass/ Water Management/ Textile Technology/

Wing Technology/ Pyrotechnics/ Cosmetics and perfumes.

  • Other Technologies: A Selection from PrimaryTexts.
  • Gemmology/ Water Management/ Textiles and Garments/ Perfumes and Cosmetics.