Department of Sanskrit
About the Department
Department of Sanskrit is one of the oldest Departments of Serampore College. William Carey ,the founder of Serampore College, realized the importance of Sanskrit ,the great classical language and the mother of most of the vernaculars of India. He himself took initiative to learn Sanskrit and became one of the foremost scholars of Sanskrit of those days. Naturally from very beginning of this college teaching of Sanskrit got importance.
From 1857AD when Serampore College became affiliated to the newly established University of Calcutta, Department of Sanskrit started to teach both pass and honours courses in Sanskrit. This heritage Department of Serampore College has a long list of renowned Scholars of Sanskrit who did their undergraduate from this college. The Department can boast of rich collection of old Manuscripts and rare books in Sanskrit collected by William Carey which is now preserved in CLRC.
- University of Calcutta recommended three years B.A. Honours Course
- University of Calcutta recommended three years B.A. General Course
Message of the H. O. D.
The Department of Sanskrit in Serampore College began its journey more than one hundred years ago when Sanskrit education was confined within the traditional learning centers. During this long journey, it has remarkably contributed to the growth and development of Sanskrit teaching and research and produced many Sanskrit scholars fulfilling the expectations of the founders of this college and enriching our cultural heritage. Although courses in classical languages do not draw many learners in today’s materialistic society, many young souls from different parts of Hooghly and adjacent districts still feel the magnetic attraction of this department and keep its flag high. I feel proud to be a part of this seat of learning and wish its steady growth and prosperity.
Departmental Seminar Library came into existence only in December 2006.At present total number of books is 225
- Departmental Wall Magazine.
- Annual Seminar