Year of Establishment : 1907
Thrust areas in teaching and research of the academic department :
The Vedas, Kavyas, Alamkara,and Aesthetics, Grammer, Prakrit Language and Literature, Indian Philosophy ( Advaita Vedanta and Prachina Nyaya, )
Ancient Indian History, Paleography and Inscriptions and Manuscripts.
Major activities :
The contribution of the department generating new knowledge and placement activities of the students
Most of the students achieve the appointment as full time and guest lecturer in many Colleges and Universities after completion of M.A. and M.Phil. courses. Numerous Sanskrit mss. are still lying in different libraries, repositories and personal collections undeciphered and unedited. A number of Sanskrit scholars are trained and engaged in this department in studying, deciphering mss. and editing these mss. Consequently quite a good no. of Sanskrit texts has been and being critically edited for the first time by some of the faculty members and research students of this department. Meaningful research works on several disciplines of Sanskrit literature like Vedas, Kavya, Prachina Nyaya, Advaita Vedanta, Indian Epigraphy and Paleography and Prakrit literature are being done by the teachers and students of this department. The students and the research scholars of this department are working as research assistant or as research fellows in the various projects run by the teachers or scholars in the departments of other Universities or in other academic institutions like Asiatic Society, Kolkata and so on.
The department has been organizing many state levels, national and international seminars and workshops and special lectures by eminent scholars in which most of the students of this department regularly take part and achieve new knowledge.
Campus : Asutosh Siksha Prangan, Harding Building, 2nd Floor
Address for communication : Dept. of Sanskrit, University of Calcutta, 87/1, College Street, Kolkata- 700073, Telephone no. 2241-0071 Ext. 243