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Departmental Profile

The Department of Sanskrit started its journey with Master of Arts programme in 1995. The Department offers three optional specializations in the groups of Veda, Darsana and Kavya at the Post Graduate level. Interdisciplinary studies remain the prime focus of the Research work along with the traditional genre. The Department recurrently organizes seminars, workshops and Lecture Programmes. Since its 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 the university campus to enable the learners to speak in simple Sanskrit. The Department also organizes Sanskrit Literacy Programme in the rural areas. The thrust area covers Vedic, Aesthetic, Cultural, Philosophical, Scientific and interdisciplinary studies.

Courses Offered

Courses Offered Duration Number of Seats Program Course Structure Timetable
M.A. Four Semester 35

P.G. (Syllabus) Old Course

P.G. Syllabus (New Course)

(by course work and research work)
Coursework (Syllabus)
D.Litt.( by research work )        


Name & Qualification Designation Area of Specialization Contact & Email ID
Das Roy,  Ph.D.
Professor Veda
& Mimamsa

+91 9435730487


Shanti Pokhrel,  Ph.D. Professor Veda.

+91 9435712058


Sharma, Ph.D.
Nyaya, Indian Philosophy

+91 9401002272



Faculties superannuated, demises or left.

Name Duration of Service
Prof. Kali Prasad Sinha 29/09/1995 – 2003
Dr. Sukahdev Bhoi 20/03/1996 – 1999
Prof. Haripada Chakraborty 07/07/1995 – July, 2011
Prof. Swapna Devi 08/07/1995 – June, 2017
Prof. Bhagirathi Biswas 09/12/1998 – January, 2023

Head of the department

Prof. Shanti Pokhrel

+91 9435712058 (M)


Research Activities

The Department of Sanskrit is perusing its research activities in the core sections of the subject as well as with an interdisciplinary approach both by the students and by the faculty members. The department has undertaken an interdisciplinary research programme by the scholars working for the PhD degree with the Department of Chemistry and Law in the current Academic session. At present 44 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. Sixty Nine scholars have been awarded the Degree of Ph.D. and three have submitted their thesis in the current academic session. The department has been publishing the Annual peer-reviewed Research Journal Vagisvari, with ISSN (Multilingual Research Journal) since 2005 and Volume XV has been published. The students of the Department have initiated the publication of a Multilingual Student Magazine entitled Aksara. The first issue has come out in 2011-12 by the PhD scholars and students of the Department of Sanskrit. The second issue of the Multilingual Departmental Student Magazine and Multilingual Departmental Research Journal has been published. E-Journal  Mitaksara is also published by the department. The Department regularly organises invited lecture programmes by prominent and eminent scholars. The faculty members convoyed the students of the Department to have a dialogue with Dr P. Nanda Kumar, General Secretary, Samskrit Bharati (International NGO) to get the orientation of their worldwide activities. The Faculty members of the department have been publishing Research papers, and attending and presenting papers in seminars/ conferences/ workshops/ symposiums at Regional, National and International levels. A minor research project entitled “Critical edition, as well as Nepali translation of Svapnavasavadattam” under UGC is completed.


A good number of passed-out students have been serving as faculty members in colleges, Universities and other Educational Institutions. A good number of Alumni are also engaged in popularizing Sanskrit in the region in collaboration with different NGOs.


Literacy Programme

1. 1st May 2010 – Sanskrit Literacy Programme for 3 months in Irongmara High School organized by Dept. of Sanskrit, AUS on May, 2010.
2. 17st Aug 2011 – Sanskrit Literacy Programme for 3 months on P.C. Borjalenga H.S.School organized by Dept. of Sanskrit, AUS on Aug. 2011.

3. Sanskrit Literacy programme, in Borakhai HS School, Aug. 2010

4. Sanskrit Speaking Course in Adarsha Vidya Niketan, IRONGMARA in 2013

Lecture Programme

1. 6/11/2008 – Lecture Programme on Bhagabadgita and Business Management 01 Prof. Gautam Patel Out side N.E.
2. 05/08-2009 – Lecture Programme by Prof. Abhik Gupta (Deptt. Of Ecology and Environmental Science, AUS) Topic Ecocentric Thought and Politics in Ancient India
3. 10/01/2011 A Lecture and Demonstration Programme organized by the Department on The Influence of Sanskrit Literature on Gaudiya Nrytya. Lecturer delivered by Prof. Mahua Mukherjee, HOD, Dance, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata and demonstrated by her team members Mr. Amitabha Mukherjee, Mr. Debasis Sarkar and Ms. Sudesna Majumder. This programme is organized in Bipin Chandra Paul Milanayatan.
4. 29/01/2011 A Lecture programme organized by the Department on Environment-Consciousness in Smriti Sastra, Lecturer delivered by Prof. Satya Narayan Chakraborty, Department of Sanskrit, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata in Rabindranath Milanayatan of Bhasacharya Suniti Kumar Chattopadhyay Bhasa Bhavan.
5. 17/02/2011 A Lecture programme organized by the Department on Kalidasas Meghadutam in Premendra Mohan Goswami Seminar Hall. Lecture delivered by Prof. Gautam Patel, Ex HOD Department of Sanskrit, Gujrat University and Ex President Gujrat State Sanskrit Academy.
6. 18/02/2011 Another Lecture programme organized by the Department for the students on Sankaracharya in Rabindra Milanayatan. Lecture delivered by Prof. Gautam Patel, Ex. HOD Department of Sanskrit, Gujrat University and Ex President Gujrat State Sanskrit Academy.
7. 2/08/2012 Lecture Programme on Yoga and Well-being by Sri Samarpan Nath, Asstt. Prof. Dept. of Geology, G.C.College, Silchar.
8. 04/03/2012 Lecture programme on Inscription by Prof. Manabendu Banerjee in this Dr. Sankar Bhattacharjee, Ex=Principal, Womens College, Silchar was present.
9. 08/04/2013 Lecture programme on Sanskrit and Modern World Lecture delivered by Dr. Brindavan Bihari Das Kathyiababa, President, World Nimbarka Parisad.


7 Days Online National Lecture Series 

31 July to 6 August, 2020


National Webinar on Sanskritic Studies & Incredible Bharatam

20-21 June, 2020


National Webinar on The Ramayana and the Ramopakhyanas in Transmigration in the Culture Genre of North-Eastern India.

10 July, 2020


Lecture Programme on “Ancient Education system in India and its relevance” by Prof. Niranjan Roy, AUS

3rd Sept, 2019


Lecture Programme on “Intellectual dialogue be an Integral part of Sanskrit Education” Prof. Satya Bhushan Paul, AUS

3rd Sept, 2019


National Workshop on “ICT orientation for Sanskrit and other Indian Language Studies”

26-27 September, 2019


Lecture Programme on “ICT application for Language Studies” by Sri Hitesh Solanki, Scientist-C, INFLIBNET.

24 September, 2019


Lecture Programme on ‘Jivanasya Laksham katham Nirdharitam’ by Sri Dinesh Kamat, Akhil Bharatiya Sangathan Mantri, Sanskrit Bharati

23rd March, 2018


Lecture Programme on “Symbolism in Vedic Sacrifices” by Prof. Nabanarayan Bandyopadhyay, RBU, Kilkata

27th Aug, 2018


Lecture Programme on ‘Atharbaveda & Gopatha Brahmana’ by Prof. Taraknath Adhikary, RBU, Kolkata

19th Jan, 2017


Lecture Programme on ‘आधुनिकयुहे संस्कृतस्य प्रयोजनम्’ by Dr. P. Nandakumar, Sanskrita Bharati

23rd Dec., 2017


Lecture Programme on ‘Sanskrit Language :Challenges and Perspectives’ by Dr. Sukhamay Bhattacharyya, Principal Yogavijnan Mahavidyalaya, Silchar

18th Aug, 2016


National Seminar organized jointly with dept. of Mass Com., AUS on ‘ICT, Knowledge Society and Sanskrit’

11, 12 March, 2016


Lecture Programme with demonstration on ‘Influence of Sanskrit on Gaudiya Nritya’ by Prof. Mahuya Mukherjee, RBU

19th Jan, 2016


Lecture Programme on ‘Jagannath Cult in the Historical Perspective’ by Prof. Satyendra Patnayak, KIIT, Bhubaneswar

9th Feb, 2016


Lecture Programme on ‘Vedic Accent’ by Prof. Prativa Mukherjee Rath, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar

27th Feb, 2015


Lecture Programme on ‘Sankhya Yoga’ by Dr. Sukhamay Bhattacharyya, Principal Yogavijnan Mahavidyalaya, Silchar

31st Aug, 2015

Details of Online Activities during Pandemic Period (2020) :

  • Online Teaching of Vyakaran and Darsana through Zoom Cloud app in collaboration with KSDSU, NSU (Videos uploaded on Youtube Channel)
  • Online Classes for PG and Course work students and their Examination through Cisco webex, Google Meet and Google Classroom.
  • Entrance Test of PG, M.Phil, Ph.D. through various online platforms.
  • National Webinar on “Sanskrit Studies and Incredible Bharatam” (50 papers presented in 7 technical sessions) on 20-21 June, 2020.
  • National Webinar on The Ramayana and the Ramopakhyanas in Transmigration in the Culture Genre of North-Eastern India on 10 July, 2020
  • A Week long National Lecture Series from 31 July to 6 August, 2020.
  • Silver Jubilee Celebration of the Department and Alumni Meet on 4 August, 2020.
  • Five (5) National Competitions like Quiz, Poster Making, Story Writing, Paper Writing.
  • Sanskrit Day celebration
  • Sanskrit Speaking Course from 1 February to 10 February, 2021.


Last meeting of the Alumni Association was held and reformed on 21st April, 2011.