The Department of Sanskrit started functioning from the 7th August 1988 and it aims to train students who are oriented towards research and teaching in advanced areas of Vedanta, Nyaya, Yoga, Vyakarana, Literature and Literary Criticism as well as Indian knowledge systems both of contemporary Indian reality and contemporary western thought. Department is playing a vital role in research in Indian traditions of thought in the systems of Philosophy, linguistics, literary criticism. Sanskrit is offered as one of the languages for the 5 year Integrated students under MIL. Besides, it offers P.G. Diploma on Manuscriptology and Paleography, undertaking maintenance and preservation of heritage texts and manuscripts, imparting knowledge of scripts like Grantha. The objectives are sought to be achieved by training students and researchers through best practices in teaching, learning and evaluation process and through week-end Seminars, group discussions and use of ICT in teaching. General studies for competitive examination and coaching for NET/JRF are also provided.
Vision and Message of Head of Department
Dr. J. Krishnan