Sanskrit Department

A brief history of the Department

• Sanskrit was introduced as an Honours subject in the college in 1909

• The department always runs with full capacity of the students.

• In 1994 & 1995, 1st place was bagged by students of this department

• The Department records no unsuccessful student so far.

Sanskrit was introduced as an Honours subject in the college in 1909. Since then, the department has blossomed gradually to be a prominent faculty under the Burdwan University. Many eminent teachers including Late Dinesh Chandra Bhattacharya, Late Kalicharan Sastri, Late Bisnupada Bhattacharya, Late Nanilal Sen, Late Herambanath Chatterji Sastri, Late Suresh Chandra Banerji, Late Kalidas Bhattacharya et al have contributed to its prosperity over time. Its list of alumni is also illustrious. Students like Late Haridas Singha Roy, Late Chinmoyee Chatterji, Prof. Dipak Chattopadhyay, Sri Animesh Bhattacharya, to name a few, have made the department glorious.

The students have always been its pride. It is notable that two recent students namely, Smt. Jana Ganguly and Smt. Sukanya Das had not only become the University toppers in the subject, but also secured highest marks in the Humanities Stream in the University in the year 1994 and 1995 respectively. Besides, each year more than 50% of the students get first class marks in the University examinations. In the last year the percentage rose to 80. The Department records no unsuccessful student so far. The department always runs with full capacity of the students. This year the no. of Hons. students (Three years taken together) are 74 while the number of General Course students are 160. They are fed by a rich Seminar Library.

Sl. Programme Level of study
1 B.A. Sanskrit (Hons.) U.G.(HONS)
2 B.A. Sanskrit (General) U.G.(GEN.)


Sl. No. Name of the Teachers Designation Qualification Specialization
1 Suranjana Bhattacharjee Assistant Professor & HEAD M.A in Sanskrit Kavya
2 Dr. Biswarup Mandal Assistant Professor Ph.D. Vaisesika Philosophy
3 Sanchita Kundu Assistant Professor M.A., M. Phil Samkhya-Yoga
4 Ahasena Begum Assistant Professor M.A in Sanskrit Sanskrit Vyākaraṇa
5 Prosenjit Dutta Assistant Professor M.A., B.Ed., M. Phil India Epigraphy & Palaeography
6 SDebasmita Bhattacharya SACT M.A in Sanskrit Vedic Sanskrit



Year Program Code Program Name Number of students appeared in the final year examination 1st class Success Rate Highest Marks (%)
2020-2021 B.A. in Sanskrit(H) B.A. (Honours) 22 16 100% SGPA(ALL)-8.75
CGPA(ALL) 7.93


The students have always been its pride. In recent times three of our students namely (1) Ananya Daria, (2) Sushmita Chandra, (3) Arpita Seal (2019) qualified UGC NTA NET examination for the college service in the year 2019,2018 & 2019. Besides each year a good number of students secure first class marks in university examinations and get admitted in the different universities of West Bengal for higher study (M.A). Some of the names are 1) Pampa Das (admitted in Sanskrit College, University) 2) Ankita Biswas (admitted in Sanskrit College, University), 3) Kalpita Santra (Sanskrit College, University), 4) Mriganka Sekhar Bhattacharya (Sanskrit College, University).
Our students are not only interested in study, they also fond of different sports. So, every year they participate in many sports events and bring prizes and make the department very much proud. So, it is very happy to mention some of the names 1) Krishnendu Ghosh, 100 m run 2nd prize on 18/01/2018, 2) Pampa Das- 100 m run 3rd prize on 18/01/2018, 3) Ankita Biswas-East Zone Shooting Coaching Capsule (CATC:BD-2), Date: 21.05.2019-30.05.2019.

At the same time, they are very much conscious about society and its welfare and eagerly take part in the NSS programme of the college. So Surajit Ghosh and Krishnendu Ghosh got their NSS certificate as a reward of their selfless service.



Session Date Speaker Seminar Type Topic
2021-2022 8th July 2021. Dr. Sudip Chakravortti
Assistant Professor, Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University, Purulia
State Level Webinar “The Literary Excellence of Sanskrit Prose Literature’’