snckollam@gmail.com
+914742741793

Department Profile

DEPARTMENT PROFILE - SANSKRIT

Year of Establishment : 1980

  • The presence of well qualified faculty.
  • Use of modern teaching aids
  • The department’s immense contribution in the realm of academics.
  • Regular participation of our faculties in the designing and revamping of the university syllabi.

Brief History of Department of Sanskrit

Sanskrit is the oldest and living language on our planet..  It is the language of the most ancient Indian scriptures belonging to various faiths. Mahatma Gandhi said ‘Without the study of Sanskrit one cannot become a true Indian and a true learned man’.

In Sree Narayana College Kollam, Sanskrit language included as the subsidiary and second language of various courses in 1955. Initially it had no separate department but attached to the Department of Malayalam and taught as subsidiary subject for Graduation and Post- Graduation courses of English, Hindi and Malayalam and also as second language to Pre-Degree, BA and BSc. Shri. N. Damodaran Nair, a great scholar was the first Sanskrit Lecturer in the College. He served as the Lecturer up to June 1957. Subsequently, a galaxy of eminent scholars served the Department and won high credit and reputation for themselves and the institution by their single minded devotion to the pursuit of learning and imparting knowledge. Among them, names of the eminent writers such as Dr.T.Bhaskaran, Dr.K.Vijayan, Prof.V.V.Nanoo, Prof.K.V.Dev, Prof.K.Devadas deserve special mention. Due to the increase in strength of students to study Sanskrit, College authorities decided to separate Sanskrit course from Malayalam Department and Department of Sanskrit came into existence in the year1980. Prof. K.V.Dev was the first HOD.

Now the Department of Sanskrit located in the third floor, above floor of the College Library of the new Building which is the East-West end of the college ground. A staff room is also furnished satisfactorily. Lockers, tables and chairs are provided for teachers. The Department is fully equipped with computer, net facilities and accessories. Sufficient number of toilet, washbasin etc. is provided in the Department.

Study Programme Offered

  1. B.A. Special Vedanta ( Started in 1980)

Recent Academic Achievements

M. Moly.

First  Rank in B.A. Sanskrit  University Exam

2011- 12

Krishna Unnithan

Second Rank in B.A. Sanskrit University Exam

2011-12

S.Vishnu

First Rank in B.A. Sanskrit University Exam

2013-14