The Sanskrit College & University

About the University

The foundation of Sanskrit College was laid during the British regime based on a recommendation by HT James Prinsep and Thomas Babington Macaulay. It was under the auspices of Rt. Honorable William Pit Amherst that John Paskal Larkins Esquire, a scholar of oracular knowledge laid the first foundation stone of the college in 1824. H.H. Wilson, the Secretary to the then British Govt., took a major role in establishing this college to impart 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. The college has continued to spread the light of knowledge since its inception and survives as a heritage institute and a premier

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Years of Heritage and Traditional Oriental Learning


Books in the Library including Massive Collection of Rare Volumes


Manuscripts in Sanskrit and Pali

40000 +

Digitization of rare books and manuscripts


Alumnus of International Repute

Message from Vice Chancellor

Founded on 25 February, 1824, on the basis of a recommendation by British officials, HT James Prinsep and Thomas Babington Macaulay, The Sanskrit College, from its very inception...

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Charcha Kendra

The Sanskrit College and University has established its Sanskrit Charcha Kendra, in its new campus and research centre at Nabadwip, Nadia, West Bengal. This state of the art research centre provides an opportunity to research scholars, visiting academics as well as teaching staff of this University to harvest the traditional Indic knowledge base already present in University's repository and to take Indological and Sanskrit studies to the future. With several conference rooms, smart class rooms, library and access to University’s own digital...


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200th Birth Anniversary of Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar