The Department of Sanskrit was established very recently in 2005 to fulfil the
academic interests of local students who aspire for Master Degree in Sanskrit.
Many students who passed Honours in Sanskrit from the colleges under this University
could not obtain the M. A. Degree. It created an academic crisis of a section of students.
To overcome the crisis, the Department of Sanskrit was started at this University.
Regarding teaching and examination the department already introduced semester system
a few years ago and after a thorough discussion with BOS members the department
revised and upgraded its existing syllabus. The syllabus of this department is NET/SET
oriented. The topics like ‘Rabindranath & Aristottle and their poetic thoughts’ or ‘Post
independence Sanskrit literature’ also are taught exclusively in this department.
Manuscriptology, which was incorporated in the syllabus from 2010, is among the most
important subjects now-a –days. Learning of this manuscriptology is important because
over the centuries the vast amount of Sanskrit literature has been penned in manuscript
form by the scholars and sages. This will also help the students for their future research
The department has organized a number of seminars as well as special lectures by
eminent scholars of various Universities. A departmental library is already started in the
department, which can fulfill the student’s regular requirements. A number of students
of this department have qualified National Eligibility Test (NET), State Eligibility Test
(SET) and School Service Commission (SSC) in every year.
The department has also planned to introduce M.Phil. and Ph.D programme in Sanskrit.
To arrange a workshop in every year on Manuscriptology.
To arrange seminar lecture every after three months.