The first year BA (Hons) classes will commence on 25/7/2016 (Monday). All students are instructed to be present at college by 11.30 AM positively.
Date of publication of 1st Merit List, MA Part-I on 28.07.16 and the Date of Admission on 05.08.16.
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 educational organization
of the country at present. Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, E.B.
Cowell, Pt. Haraprasad Shastri, S. N. Dasgupta, Pt. Joyagopal
Tarkalankar, M.M Pt. Mahesh Chandra Nỹayaratna, Pt. Satish Chandra
Vidyabhushan, Pt. Taranath Vacāspati, Pt. Prem Chandra Tārka Bagish,
Pt. Kalipāda Tārkacharya, Dr. Kalidas Bhattacharyya, MM Pt. Chinnaswamy
Sashtri, H. H. Wilson, Prof. Durgāmohan Bhattacharya, Gourinath Sastri
are some eminent stalwarts who have enriched and enhanced the College
over the years. The college continues to stand tall even after 188
years and specializes in the scholarship of Indian Tradition, Oriental
Philosophy and Religion with undergraduate programmes in Sanskrit,
(both formal and TOL system) Pali, Linguistics, Ancient Indian and
World History, Bengali and English at present. Sanskrit is also taught
at the post graduate level. The college has a library of distinction
and scholarship comprising of more than 2 lakhs books and more than
20000 manuscripts including some rare ones. Noted for its immense
historical importance the library is frequently visited by several
scholars and academicians across the world for research purposes.
The institution rose into prominence and glory during the Principal
ship of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar. It was in 1851 that the college
first opened its doors for the students belonging to the non-Brahmin
community as well. Pandit Mahesh Chandra Nỹayaratna Bhattacharya
C.I.E, played a vital role in reviving the “Tol” system in Sanskrit
Education and introduced the tradition of titles or “Upadhis”. The
College has been one of the finest seats of academic excellence in
matters pertaining Eastern philosophy, ancient Indian history and
ancient Indian languages like Pali and Prakrit. It had played a major
role in the social, cultural and religious transformation of thought
during nineteenth century and was one of the pioneering institutions to
steer in what came to be popularly regarded as the Bengal Renaissance
in history. In terms of scholarship and intellectual output, Sanskrit
College has contributed immensely to the enrichment of knowledge,
growth, learning and development of ancient Indian society and
interpretation of the ancient Indian texts.