"Arise! Awake! and stop not till the goal is reached"

   "My ideal indeed can be put into a few words and that is: to preach unto mankind their divinity and how to make it manifest in every moment of life."

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.

To achive this goal :

First of all Sanskrit is taught in Sanskrit i.e. the medium of instruction is Sanskrit itself.

Undergraduate students get exposed to the traditional knowledge along with the modern subjects like Computer Science, Natural Language Processing, English Literature   etc.

Post Graduate students are offered a course for the deeper studies of the Shastras, especially Paninian Grammar and Advaita Vedanta.

The students are also taught traditional ways of chanting the Gita, Upanishads etc.

Research Scholars are encouraged to take up research in Shastras from modern view points.

Along with this students are encouraged in various co-curricular activities conducive for all-round development like Yogasanas and Karate.

The department is also involved in publication of books and journals like Prajñāloka (Bi-lingual Annual Peer Reviewed Research Journal).

Contact Us

Department of Sanskrit Studies.

School of Indian Heritage
Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute
PO - Belur Math
Howrah 711202
West Bengal

Email & Phone

Email :   samskrit.rkmvu@gmail.com   or   sanskrit@rkmvu.ac.in

Phone :   (033) 2654 9999

Fax :   (033) 2654 4640

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