Sanskrit has played a vital role in the development of all Indian languages and in the preservation of the cultural heritage of India. No Indian Language can flourish without the help of Sanskrit. It also provides the theoretical foundation of ancient sciences. Hence it becomes essential to preserve and propagate Sanskrit for the all round development of students in India. Fully conscious of this responsibility college started Sanskrit department in the Academic year 2000-2001 by having opted Sanskrit as a subsidiary subject for PG Malayalam course. From the commencement onwards department had a number of Sanskrit scholars who served the dept in the excellent manner. Ms. Vanisree.K. (Guest Lecture) being the first faculty served the dept from 2001 to 2005, followed by Ms. Yamuna.T.P from 2006 to 2010 and Ms. Parvathy from 2010-2011. Later Ms. Divya was appointed as an adhoc faculty from 2011 to 2012. After the regularization of P.G. Malayalam course, a permanent regular faculty Mr. Justin P.G (Asst. Professor) was appointed on 13th June 2012. Understanding the need of students to learn Sanskrit in UG level as a second Language University sanctioned the order (No:UONO-1781/2013/CU) to commence teaching Sanskrit language as a common course for UG students (Both BA/B.Sc Students). Department is highly enthusiastic to promote our Indian tradition, culture and universal family concept (Vasudhaiva Kudumbakam) among the students by teaching the greatest literary works of famous writers in God’s own Language and to mould the young generation as the cultural ambassadors of India.
Motto of the department is chosen from Bruhadaranyakopanishad “Tamasoma – Jyotirgamaya” (lead me unto light from darkness), explicitly focuses on the central purpose of education and also speaks of the vision and the idealism for which Sanskrit language is learned and taught.
Sanskrit Department will actively and constantly promote and preserve the higher values and ethics in education and will persue excellence in all areas to enrich our character, tradition, culture, nation and humanity at large.
To be a center of excellence for learning Sanskrit, to propagate Sanskrit literature and Indian cultural values, to preserve the Sastric tradition, to popularize the great epics of our motherland, to promote traditional knowledge and to show their relevance to the contemporary society.
Methods of Teaching & Learning evaluation
1 Detailed notes of sections discussed in the class.
2 More attention is given to answering problems of each section.
3 Frequent class tests, monthly and termly tests & model exams are conducted.
4 Assignments are given.
5 Encourage the students to raise doubts in the class rooms.
Curricular & Co Curricular activities
1 Inter department competition.
2 Subject oriented seminars.
3 Project works.
4 Group discussions in the class rooms on contemporory issues.
5 Debates on relevant topics & sanskrit poetics.
Extra curricular activities
1 Inter department quiz contest.
2 Exhibition of chart presentation on science & sanskrit.
3 Participation in arts & literary festivals.
Participation in N C C & N S S programmes.
1 personal counselling.
2 Self awareness programmes.
3 Personality development programmes.
4 Participation in Blood donation campaign.
1 Publication of faculty members in different Journals with ISBN no.
2 High result percentage with A grades.