Sanskrit is considered the root of all languages. Being the mother language, Sanskrit has a profound influence on all other modern Indian languages. It is the basis of Indian culture too. The study of Sanskrit opens the flood gate of wisdom, knowledge and values. As a treasure of knowledge the study of Sanskrit should be an integral part of the academic exercise in an educational institution.
With this intention the department of Sanskrit was established in the year 1982. In the beginning Sanskrit was introduced to the Pre-University course and later extended to the degree level. The emphasis is given to the application of literary knowledge in different streams namely, B. A., B. Com and B. Sc. In the academic year 2014-2015, Sanskrit was introduced to the BSW students too.
Since the establishment of the department, Prof. D. Ishwara Shastry is the Head of the Department.