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The Department of Sanskrit started its journey with Undergraduate (Hons. & Program) Course and Master of Arts program in 2015. The Department offers four optional specializations in the groups of Grammar, Veda, Darsana and Kavya in the Post Graduate level. Interdisciplinary studies remain the prime focus of the Research work along with the traditional genre. The Department recurrently organizes Seminar, Workshop and Lecture Programs. Since inception the Department has remained engaged in popularizing the Study of Sanskrit language and literature in the region. Simple Sanskrit speaking courses are regularly organized within and outside university campus to enable the learners speak in simple Sanskrit. The Department also organizes Sanskrit Literacy Program in the rural areas. The thrust area covers Grammar, Vedic, Poetics, Aesthetic, Cultural, Philosophical, Scientific and interdisciplinary studies.


Vision of the Department:


The Department of Sanskrit aims to be one of the best university Departments of Sanskrit in India. It will be the endeavor of the Department to provide proper grounding to students in areas like literature, linguistics, philosophy, poetics Sanskrit shastras etc. Over the next few years, the Department plans to start many new initiatives, activities and programs for the benefit of the students and development of the Department.


Mission of the Department:


The Department of Sanskrit aims to be one of the best university Departments of Sanskrit in India. It will be the endeavor of the Department to provide proper grounding to students in areas like literature, linguistics, philosophy, poetics Sanskrit shastras etc. Over the next few years, the Department plans to start many new initiatives, activities and programs for the benefit of the students and development of the Department. The Department of Sanskrit intends to classify the objectives into 3 parts viz. Academic objectives, Infrastructure Development Objectives & Other Objectives.

 

 Academic Objectives

  ●  To frame a curriculum that is in conformity with other Universities in India & abroad.

  ●  Updating and revising the curriculum at regular intervals.

  ●  To introduce diploma & certificate courses on Sanskrit Grammar & Vedic Chanting.

  ●  The Department aims to start M.Phil course in Sanskrit.

  ●  The Department proposes to implement a syllabus incorporating linkages with national & international languages related to Sanskrit.

  ●  The Department intends to impart teaching in Sanskrit medium to facilitate easy understanding among students from other states and abroad.

  ●  Imparting education in Sanskrit medium will be a unique specialty of the Department of Sanskrit.

  ●  To organize conferences / seminars / workshops on various topics of academic interest.


Research Objectives

  ●  Improving the quality and standard of research undertaken in the Department.

  ●  Picking up various research themes ranging from Linguistics, Sanskrit Poetics, Philosophy, Dramatics and Sanskrit Shastras etc.

  ●  To author reference books, articles

  ●  To take up major and minor research projects in Sanskrit.

  ●  To focus on regional contribution of Sanskrit in research projects.

  ●  To provide softwares related to language to students & faculty.

 

Infrastructure related objectives

  ●  Construction work for a new building for Sanskrit Department with various facilities is in progress.

  ●  The Department intends to set up a Departmental library and well equipped language lab (with audio visual aids, computer, DVD’S, CD’S) in the new building.

  ●  To make optimum use of computers in teaching & research process.

  ●  To provide internet Facilities to students and faculty of the Department to keep them abreast of latest developments in research in Sanskrit language & literature.


Other Objectives

  ●  To establish stronger community linkage through process of interaction with the society at large.

  ●  To develop stronger alumni association to cultivate the source of funding to the Department.

  ●  Increasing exposure to students through student exchange program with other universities.

  ●  Counseling students for NET / SET / UPSC / WBCSC/WBSSC etc. Exams.

List of Academic Programs Offered

Level & Nature of the ProgramsDegrees Approved/Offered
BachelorsB.A.(H)-Sanskrit
B.A.(H)-Sanskrit
(Evening/ Self Financed)
Masters (Taught)M.A.-Sanskrit
M.A.-Sanskrit
(Evening/ Self Financed)
Masters (Research)M.Phil.-Sanskrit
DoctoralPh.D. (Arts)- Sanskrit

✱ BA (Programme Course) also offered by this Department as aided & self financed basis.

 

Objective of the UG Program: 

The Department of Sanskrit aims to be one of the best university Departments of Sanskrit in India. It will be the endeavor of the Department to provide proper grounding to students in areas like literature, linguistics, philosophy, poetics, Sanskrit shastras etc through Sanskrit language. Over the next few years, the Department plans to start many new initiatives, activities and programs for the benefit of the students and development of the Department.

Objective of the PG Program: 

The Sanskrit Department aims to be one of the best university Departments of Sanskrit in India. It will be the endeavor of the Department to provide proper grounding to students in areas like literature, linguistics, philosophy, poetics, Sanskrit shastras etc thorough Sanskrit language. Over the next few years, the Department plans to start many new initiatives, activities and programs for the benefit of the students and development of the Department.

Specialization of the UG Program :

●  VYAKARANA,

●  VEDA,

●  INDIAN PHILOSOPHY,

●  KAVYA

Specialization of PG Program :

●  VYAKARANA,

●  VEDA,

●  INDIAN PHILOSOPY,

●  KAVYA

Future Program Planning:

The Department of Sanskrit aims to be one of the best university Departments of Sanskrit in India. It will be the endeavor of the Department to provide proper grounding to students in areas like literature, linguistics, philosophy, poetics Sanskrit shastras etc. Over the next few years, the Department plans to start many new initiatives, activities and programs for the benefit of the students and development of the Department. The Department of Sanskrit intends to classify the objectives into 3 parts viz. Academic objectives, Infrastructure Development Objectives & Other Objectives.

The Department has following facilities for its students, researchers and teachers-

●  Degrees Offered B.A. (Program Course/Honours Course), M.A., M.Phil & Ph.D (Research)

●  Spoken Sanskrit,

●  Library,

●  Well equipped furniture,

●  Computer,

●  Internet etc.

The Department has following research areas of interest as thrust area—


Specialization of the Research Programs :

●  Vyakarana
●  Veda
●  Indian Philosophy
●  Kavya


Thrust area of Research Programs:


●  Vyakarana
●  Veda
●  Indian Philosophy
●  Kavya


Division/ Centre/ Group/ Council/ Cell of the Department:

Non-Formal Sanskrit Education Centre


Number of M.Phil. Candidate Received their Degrees: 07

(Name of the Candidate with Title of the Thesis and Year of Award)

●  Jhantu Das – आधुनिकसंस्कृतसाहित्ये बङ्गीयानां योगदानम् - 2019
●  Sajan Guha – कारकस्वरूपनिरूपणे भर्तृहरेर्वैदुष्यता - 2019
●  Dhananjoy Mandal – गड़ुरपुराणे प्राचीनभारतीयचिकित्सापद्धतिः - 2019
●  Jagadish Mal – विजयपर्वणः समीक्षात्मकमध्ययनम् - 2020
●  Nupur Bhowmick – The Social Impact of the Selected Women Characters of the Mahabharata in our Modern Society - 2020
●  Tanmoy Sarkar – न्यायवैशेषिकदर्शने सृष्टितत्त्वम् – एकं तुलनात्मकमध्ययनम् - 2020
●  Provat Roy – अथर्ववेदस्य अष्टादशकाण्डस्य समीक्षात्मकालोचना – 2020
Number of Ph.D. Candidate Received their Degrees (if any) 03

(Name of the Candidate with Title of the Thesis and Year of Award)

●  Dr. Nirmal Kumar Raha – भिक्षुशब्दानुशासनम्- एकमध्ययनम् - 2019
●  Dr. Haridas Sutradhar- अद्वैतवेदान्तदर्शने उपलब्धानां सांस्कृतिकमूल्यानामनुशीलनम्- 2020
●  Dr. Paromita Ray- भारतीयदर्शनेषु व्याकरणशास्त्रे च बौद्धार्थः – एकमध्ययनम् – 2020

Number of M.Phil. Candidate Registered: (from 2015) 07 (Only Name and Research Area)

●  Jhantu Das – Modern Sanskrit
●  Sajan Guha – Grammar
●  Dhananjoy Mandal – Purana
●  Jagadish Mal – Modern Sanskrit
●  Nupur Bhowmick – Mahabharata
●  Tanmoy Sarkar – Indian Philosophy
●  Provat Roy –

Number of Ph.D. Candidate Registered (if any) (from 2015) 12 (Only Name and Research Area)

●  Haridas Sutradhar – Vedanta
●  Nirmal Kumar Raha – Grammar
●  Paromita Ray – Grammar & Philosophy
●  Gobinda Sarkar - Veda
●  Subrata Basak – Modern Sanskrit
●  Sheuli Barman – Modern Sanskrit
●  Santu Sarkar – Educational Philosophy
●  Birendra Das – Purana
●  Suraj Roy – Indian Philosophy
●  Moumita Banerjee – Purana
●  Rataneswar Acharjee – Vaisnavism
●  Arpita Nath – Classical Sanskrit & Veda
Research Publication Details: (by the faculties)

Number of Journal Paper Published (from 2015 to 2020): 33
Number of Conference Paper Published (from 2015 to 2020): 23
Number of Book Chapter Published (from 2015 to 2020): 10
Number of Book Published (from 2015 to 2020): 10
●  The Department of Sanskrit is perusing its research activities in the core sections of the subject as well as with interdisciplinary approach both by the students and by the faculty members.

●  The Department has undertaken an initiative to publish the interdisciplinary research journal by the scholars working for the Ph.D. degree with the Department of eminent scholars of the various fields.

●  The Department has also published a Departmental wall magazine named Pratibha continuously. At present more than 20 scholars are working in different areas of research in Sanskrit and are working to work out the relevance of our age old heritage in the present era.

●  Total 03 scholars have been awarded the Degree of Ph.D. and 07 students have been awarded the degree of M.Phil till 31.12.2020.

●  The Department organized nineteen (19) invited lecture programs by prominent and eminent scholars. The Department organized the 01(One) International Seminar and 02(Two) National Seminars till now.

●  The Department introduced the Non-Formal Sanskrit Education Program for spreading the Sanskrit Language and Literature as spoken system.

●  The faculty members convoyed the students of the Department to have a dialogue with Dr. P. Nanda Kumar, General Secretary, Sanskrit Bharati (International NGO) to get the orientation of their world wide activities.

●  The Faculty members of the Department have been publishing Research papers, attending and presenting papers in the seminars/ conferences/ workshops/ symposiums in Regional, National and International levels.

●  The faculty members published 06 books and they have been invited as resource person in many institutions and programs.

●  Dr. Swapan Mal awarded with M.A. in Education Degree from Netaji Subhash Open University and Ph.D. Degree from Visva Bharati in July, 2018

In 2015:

 

In 2016:02

01-National Seminar on Dimensions of Sanskrit literature on 10.01.2016 sponsored by Raiganj University

01- International Seminar on Influence of Sanskrit Literature on 11.03.2016 Indian Culture sponsored on by Govt. of West Bengal

 

 

In 2017:04

01 National Seminar on Humanism of Sanskrit Literature on 10.03.2017 sponsored by Govt. of West Bengal

 

01 Special Lecture and special classes on 11.07.2017 to 13.07.2017 sponsored by Raiganj University

 

01 Special class on 12.07.2017 to 14.07.2017 sponsored by Raiganj University

 

01 Special class on 21.12.2017 to 22.12.2017 sponsored by Raiganj University

 

In 2018: 10

 

01 Special Lecture on 15.01.2018 sponsored by Raiganj University

 

01 Special Lecture on 28.01.2018 to 29.01.2018 sponsored by Raiganj University

 

01 Special class on 06.05.2018 to 07.05.2018 sponsored by Raiganj University

 

01 Special class on 08.05.2018 to 09.05.2018 sponsored by Raiganj University

 

01 Special class on 08.05.2018 to 09.05.2018 sponsored by Raiganj University

 

01 Special class on 10.05.2018 sponsored by Raiganj University

 

01 Special class on 14.06.2018 sponsored by Raiganj University

 

01 Special Lecture and special classes on 03.07.2018 to 04.07.2018 sponsored by Raiganj University

 

01 Special Lecture and special classes on 12.07.2018 sponsored by Raiganj University

 

01 Special Lecture on 13.07.2018 sponsored by Raiganj University

 

In 2019: 04

 

01 Special class on 11.06.2019 to 13.06.2019 sponsored by Raiganj University

 

01 Special class on 11.06.2019 to 13.06.2019 sponsored by Raiganj University

 

01 Special Lecture on 13.08.2019 sponsored by Raiganj University

 

01 Special Lecture on 14.07.2019 sponsored by Raiganj University

In 2020:01

 

01 Special Lecture on 05.02.2020 to 06.02.2020 sponsored by Raiganj University

Department of Sanskrit

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Raiganj University

West Bengal-733 134, India

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Head/ Coordinator: iota.samir@gmail.com (Dr.Samir Mandal)