Sanskrit College and University

Based on the recommendations of HT James Prinsep and Thomas Babington Macaulay, the foundation stone of Sanskrit College laid by John Paskal Larkins Esquire in 1824. Mr H.H.Wilson played a great role in establishing the college and was responsible for imparting knowledge of ancient literature, philosophy, Hindu Law, grammar, Indian Culture and to promote the learning of Sanskrit among British officials as well as the Indians. However, it was only when Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar took over the reins of the College that it saw tremendous growth. It also started accepting non-Brahmin students in the college. The college stands tall even after covering more than 180 years of its existence.

Sanskrit College was granted the university status and renamedThe Sanskrit College and University by the Government of West Bengal vide the Legislative Act XXXIII of 2015. It began functioning as a University  from 15th June 2016 with the joining of its First Vice Chancellor Professor Dilipkumar Mohanta.

Library of The Sanskrit College and University

The University has a library of repute accessed by all research scholars,teachers, students and non-teaching staff. It has more than 2 lakhs books and more than 20000 manuscripts including some rare ones. Several scholars and research fellows from outside visit the library for its unique collection.

Courses in The Sanskrit College and University

Under Graduate Courses in Sanskrit College and University
  • Ancient and Indian World History (AIWH)
  • Bengali
  • English
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Pali
  • Sanskrit
  • Shastri Advaita Vedanta
  • Shastri Panini
  • Shastri Sahitya
Students who qualify Higher Secondary or equivalent exam from the West Bengal board or any other recognised board from India are eligible to apply for admission to the courses. Merit list is prepared as per marks obtained in Class 12.

Post Graduate Course in Sanskrit College and University
  • Sanskrit
  • Bengali 
  • English
  • Philosophy
  • Ancient Indian And World History
Admission to Post Graduate (PG) course in Sanskrit/ Bengali/ English/ Philosophy/ Ancient Indian and World History under The Sanskrit College and University starts from the beginning of July and continues till the 3rd week of July.

Contact Details

The Sanskrit College and University
1, Bankim Chatterjee Street, Kolkata - 700 073

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