An Educational Institute is best known by the completeness of its curriculum and by the amount of expansion it makes beyond the academic syllabus. Swami Vivekananda envisaged a University where modern science and oriental scriptures will be taught hand in hand. Swamiji thundered, “What we want are western Science coupled with Vedanta, Brahmacharya as the guiding motto, and also Shraddha and faith in oneʼs own self.” (CW 5 p.366) He also wrote, “Can you become an occidental of occidentals in your spirit of equality, freedom, work and energy, and at the same time a Hindu to the very backbone in religious culture and instincts? This is to be done. We will do it. You are all born to do it. Have faith in yourselves, great convictions are the mothers of great deeds. Onward for ever!” (CW 5 p. 29).
This is exactly what the Department of Sanskrit Studies under the School of Indian Heritage aims at. With efficient faculty shouldering the responsibility to fulfill the words of the Great Monk the department endeavours at producing Traditional Shastric knowledge blended with modern outlook. The department tries to produce Traditional scholars who also have the comprehension of modern developments.