DEPARTMENT OF SANSKRIT
The Department of Sanskrit was established in March, 2015. It offers B.A degree in Sanskrit (Honours and General). Sanskrit Studies plays a crucial role to help the students to understand in the development of the field of comparative linguistics of the Indo-European languages. The study of Sanskrit grammar and philology remains important both in the field of Indology and of Indo-European studies. The Department has two full-time professors who are running the Department successfully. The Department provides proper grounding to students in areas like Literature, Linguistics, Philosophy, Poetics, Sanskirt Shastras etc. Currently the Department has 95 students in the B.A Honours section, over hundred students in the B.A General and General Elective section.
The first Honours batch of the Department of Sanskrit passed out in 2019 where five students received over first class marks. Ex-students of the Department are successfully pursuing M.A in Sanskrit from prominent universities.
Sanskrit is one of the most ancient and near-perfect languages of the world. As a storehouse of knowledge, it is unsurpassed and one of the most invaluable treasures of the world. This language is a true symbol of the great Indian tradition and thought, which has exhibited full freedom in the search of the universal truth maintaining its own sanctity. This unique language contains not only good accounts of wisdom for the people of this country but it is also an unparalleled way to acquire proper knowledge and is thus significant for the people of the entire world. Sanskrit was considered as "Dev Bhasha", "Devavani" or the language of the Gods by ancient Indians. The word sanskrita, meaning "refined" or "purified", is the antonym of prakrita, meaning "natural," or "vulgar”. The corpus of Sanskrit literature encompasses a rich tradition of poetry and drama as well as scientific, technical, philosophical and dharma texts. The vision of the Department of Sanskrit is to enable students to obtain the necessary skills to be successful in all aspects of their lives. Students will be able to effectively use the skills acquired to help identify and passionately pursue any objective in a practical manner. Not only will the students succeed in learning how to plan for and balance the interesting opportunities that life will present for them, but they will also inspire others, by their example, to want to learn how to do the same.