Top 10 Sanskrit Universities in India

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The following index lists the top 10 Sanskrit universities in the country that only concentrate on Sanskrit rejuvenation and Sanskrit studies and relevant professions like Ayurveda.

Sanskrit Universities in India
Sanskrit Universities in India

Sampurnanand Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi

In 1791, during the reign of the East India Company, a citizen of the business, Jonathan Duncan, recommended developing a Sanskrit college for the growth and protection of Sanskrit Vangmaya (eloquence) to establish British assistance for Indian education.

Sampurnanand Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya (earlier Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Varanasi) is an Indian academy and institute of higher education established in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, training in the study of Sanskrit and related fields.

Poona Sanskrit University, Pune

Founded on 6 October 1821 as Hindoo College, it is one of India’s oldest universities of advanced learning. Poona Sanskrit University, also known as Deccan University, is a post-graduate institution of Linguistics, Archeology, and Lexicography & Sanskrit Pune, India.

The Sanskrit College and University, Kolkata

The Sanskrit College and University (previously Sanskrit College) is a national academy established in Kolkata, West Bengal. It concentrates on liberal arts, giving a UG, PG degree in Sanskrit, linguistics, Pali, and world history and ancient Indian.

The Madras Sanskrit College, Chennai

The Madras Sanskrit College is a government-supported Sanskrit university situated in Mylapore, Chennai. The college was established by a famous philanthropist and jurist, V. Krishnaswamy Iyer, in 1906. In 2017, the college started its digital academia to distribute and practice Sanskrit through an online program.

Kameshwar Singh Darbhanga Sanskrit University, Darbhanga

The Sanskrit University of Kameshwar Singh Darbhanga is established at Darbhanga in Bihar, committed to the education and development of Sanskrit.

The previous Education Minister of united Bihar, Satyendra Narayan Sinha, stated the urging of the university. Kameshwar Singh gave his paternal Anand Bagh Palace to the Bihar government as a university to promote Sanskrit.

Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri University, New Delhi

Previously Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri National Sanskrit University is a primary university in New Delhi. It was founded on 8th October 1962.

Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri University, New Delhi
Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri University, New Delhi

During March 2020, the Indian Parliament announced the Central Sanskrit Universities Act to promote it to central university standing, along with 2 other colleges.

Central Sanskrit University, New Delhi

Previously Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, Central Sanskrit University was a central university established in New Delhi to support Sanskrit. Founded in 1970, it operates under the Human Resource Development Ministry and the Indian Government.

It provides B.Ed., B.A., M.Ed., M.A., and Ph.D. plans and gives a range of learning programs in Sanskrit. In March 2020, the Indian government enacted the Sanskrit Universities Act to update it from deemed state to central university standing, with two other Sanskrit universities.

Shri Jagannath Sanskrit University, Puri

Shri Jagannath Sanskrit Vishvavidayalaya is found in Puri, Odisha. It was built to support Sanskrit Language and noted after Lord Shri Jagannath in Puri.

It was founded by the previous CM of Odisha Prajnana Vachaspati Sj. Janaki Ballabh Pattanayak, a renowned scholar of Sanskrit, put down the foundation rock at nine am on 7.7.1981 at the place of Mouza Balukhand.

Shree Somnath Sanskrit University, Somnath

Shree Somnath Sanskrit University (SSSU) is a national university established in Somnath, Gujarat. It was built by the government of Gujarat with the Shree Somnath Sanskrit University Act in 2005 to study and teach Sanskrit literature to maintain India’s aesthetic and scientific heritage.

Maharishi Valmiki Sanskrit University, Haryana

In 2018, Maharishi Valmiki Sanskrit University (MVSU) was founded at Mundri village of Kaithal by the Haryana Government. It is 13 kilometers east of Kaithal, 110 kilometers from Chandigarh’s state capital.

On 15 March 2018, the Court passed the bill to place this university in Haryana Vidhan Sabha. However, the plan for this university was initially considered by the CM, Manohar Lal Khattar, in 2015.

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  1. Dr. Kumar Bagewadimath says

    National Sanskrit University, Tirupati, is also should be add.
    1. Brief Introduction of National Sanskrit University:
    The Vidyapeetha was established at Tirupati (A.P) in 1961 by the Government of India on the recommendations of the Sanskrit Commission (1957) as an autonomous body under the name of Kendriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha Tirupati Society. The basic objective of setting up the Vidyapeetha is to impart and improve Sanskrit pedagogy, to accelerate the pace of higher Sanskrit learning and to combine the traditional Sanskrit education with modern Scientific Research. Later, Kendriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupati came under the administrative control of Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan as an autonomous body under the Ministry of Education in April 1971. In the year 1987, the Vidyapeetha was declared as a Deemed to be University by the Government of India by name RashriyaSasnkritVidyapeetha. Vidyapeetha is elevated as National Sanskrit University (a Central Sanskrit University) established by an act of Parliament in the year 2020. National Sanskrit University, Tirupati is a Premier Institution in the field of Sanskrit education, and it imparts education only through Sanskrit Medium. Here teaching facilities are available for the study of following programs viz., Prak-shastri, Shastri, B.A. (Hons.), B.Sc (Computer Science), B.Sc (Yoga), Acharya in 17 Sastras, M.A. in Hindi, M.A. (Shabdabodha), M.Sc.(Yoga), MAIMT, etc. The programs of this organization are duly recognized by UGC and NCTE. This Institution is a member of Association of Indian Universities (AIU). This Institution was assessed and accredited with ‘A+’ grade (2nd cycle) by NAAC in 2015.

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