Academic staff | प्राध्यापक-गण

Academic staff | प्राध्यापक-गण

Dr. habil. Máté Ittzés, Associate Professor, Head of Department
विभागाध्यक्ष (Sanskrit, Indo-European Linguistics)

Dr. habil. Csaba Dezső, Senior Lecturer (Sanskrit)

Dr. Péter Sági, Assistant Lecturer (Hindi)


Dr. Mária Négyesi, Retired Associate Professor (Hindi)

Dr. prof. Imre Bangha, Honorary Professor (Medieval and Early Modern Hindi)

Dr. Zsuzsanna Renner, Honorary Associate Professor (History of Art)

Dr. prof. Ferenc Ruzsa, Professor (Philosophy)




Part-time lecturers / तदर्थ  व्याख्याता
Dr. Gergely Hidas (Sanskrit, Pali, Buddhism)

Dr. Csaba Kiss (Sanskrit, Tantra)

Dr. Dániel Balogh (Sanskrit, History of Art)

Dr. Anna Katalin Aklan (Modern History)

Dr. Ibolya Tóth (Sanskrit)

Dr. Péter Száler (Sanskrit)

Dr. Júlia Szivák (Hindi)


Ágnes Szemerics (Urdu)

Kristóf Szitár (Urdu)

Roland Ferenczi (Tamil, History of South India)

PROFILES | विवरण


Dr. habil. Máté Ittzés (1976–) the present Head of Department joined the Department in February 2001, and has been teaching Sanskrit, Indo-Aryan and Indo-European Linguistics. In 2007 he earned his PhD in Linguistics from ELTE with a dissertation entitled “The Augment in Greek and Indo-Iranian”. Currently he is Associate Professor and Head of Department and the Leader of the Doctoral Programme in Indology and of the Indo-European Linguistics Research Division of the Department. His research field is Indo-European comparative linguistics, Latin syntax and Greek and Indo-Aryan historical linguistics. He has published several articles on the light verb constructions of ancient Indo-European languages, in particular Vedic Old Indo-Aryan, and various other topics in Indo-European comparative linguistics. Under his headship a new English language MA programme in Indology has been in­troduced at the Department.


Since 1981 Dr. Mária Négyesi (1953–) has been teaching at the Department, being Head of Department from 2001 till 2018. She obtained her PhD degree in Hindi literature from Agra University in 1997. Her special field is Hindi linguistics and literature. She has translated several Hindi short stories into Hungarian and vice versa. Formerly she taught Latin and Ancient Greek, and studied aspects of Sanskrit lyrical poetry. She reorganised the Hindi syllabus, and introduced new teaching methods that have proved very successful. In collaboration with Dr. Asghar Wajahat, she prepared a new textbook for university students of Hindi. It was published in 2013 in India. Its next edition will be the first commercially available course book of Hindi in Hungarian.

In 2002 and 2007 she organised International Hindi Conferences in Budapest in collaboration with the Embassy of India, which provided excellent occasions for professors of Hindi in Central Europe to meet and exchange views. She regularly has classes on Hindi literature under the Erasmus Exchange Programme at the University of Vienna and other universities. She has delivered lectures in several conferences, and takes an active part in the work of the Modern Hindi Workshops. In 2002 she was honoured with the Dr. George Grierson Award by the President of India for promoting Hindi Studies in Hungary, and in 2017 with the József Ürményi Award by the Faculty of Humanities of the Eötvös Loránd University for excellence in teaching and education. She has been the president of the Indo-Hungarian Friendship Society since 2011. Since 1993 she has been organising with the support of the Embassy of India, Budapest an Orientation Course on Indian culture and Hindi classes on three levels. The course and the classes have been popular among several generations of India-enthusiasts, and they give an opportunity to the young Indologists to intro­duce themselves with lectures.


Dr. habil. Csaba Dezső (1973–) successfully completed his PhD studies under the supervision of Prof. Alexis Sanderson at the University of Oxford in 2004. The title of his DPhil thesis is “Much Ado About Religion. A Critical Edition and Annotated Translation of the Āgamaḍambara, a Satirical Play by the Ninth-Century Kashmirian Philosopher, Bhaṭṭa Jayanta”. Since February 2002 he has been teaching at the Department, currently as Senior Lecturer in Sanskrit. He translated Sanskrit belletristic works for the Clay Sanskrit Library. Together with Dominic Goodall he published a new edition and English translation of Dāmodaragupta’s Kuṭṭanīmata, an eighth-century novel in verse. He spent the academic year 2017/18 as a researcher at Leiden University, funded by the ERC Synergy project “Asia Beyond Boundaries”. Currently he is working on a critical edition of Vallabhadeva’s com­mentary on the Raghuvaṃśa together with Dominic Goodall, Harunaga Isaacson and Csaba Kiss.


After the recent retirement of Dr. Mária Négyesi the task of Hindi teaching has been transmitted to Dr. Péter Sági (1988–) who defended his PhD at the Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University, Wardha, India. His PhD dissertation on women and social issues in contemporary Hindi author Mamtā Kāliā’s œuvre was published in 2018 by Vani Prakashan, Delhi. His Student's Hungarian-Hindi Thesaurus was published in 2019.


Dr. prof. Imre Bangha (1967–) is Associate Professor in Hindi at the University of Oxford and an honorary professor at the Department of Indian Studies, Eötvös Loránd University. He studied for his PhD at the Śāntiniketan University, India. His research field is medieval Hindi poetry. He has in collaboration with Balázs Déri translated the poems of Mīrā Bāī and Ānandghan, which were published in book form with his commentary. In 2012 he organised a conference at the Department on Rabindranath Tagore’s reception in the modern world. Imre Bangha is one of the most renowned experts in Old Hindi literature.


Dr. Zsuzsanna Renner (1959–) is currently an honorary Associate Professor at the Department and specialist in Indian art. She earned her PhD in 2012 from Eötvös Loránd University. Earlier, she was the Director of the Ferenc Hopp Museum of Eastern Asiatic Art, where she organised several exhibitions, e.g. on Indonesian vayang performances and on “3000 Years of Indian Bronze Sculpture”. She regularly teaches not only Indian art, but classes on the cultural heritage of India as well.