Brief Overview

The department of Sanskrit was established in the session 1954-55 under the headship of Dr. Raghuvir Shastri. Post Graduate classes began in 1957-58. Shri Anand Swaroop Gupt also served the department as a temporary lecturer during these years. Dr. Ramesh Chandra Shukla, a renowned writer also joined the department in 1958. He did a lot of work in establishing Sanskrit department in different colleges. In 1970, Shri Babu Ram Yadav joined the department with Dr. Ram Maya Varshney. Dr. Umesh Chand Sharma was appointed as lecturer in 1975. He edited Aligarh Oriental Research Journal, published a number of research papers in National and International Journals. Dr. Mahendra Kumar Mishra became the part of the department as lecturer in 1977. He carried the department to great heights through his 50 research articles, 45 Ph.D. scholars and other research work. Dr. Padma Gupta joined the Department 1990 and Dr. Ajeet Kumar Jain in 1996. The department has a glorious history as two of its teachers Dr. Raghuvir Shastri and Dr. M. K. Mishra got D.Lit. in Sanskrit and more than 50 students got Ph.D. degree. At present Dr. Ajeet Kumar Jain is the Head of the Department.

Student and Teacher Strength - At present the department has a sanctioned strength of 4 teachers to teach about 100 undergraduate and 70 postgraduate students.

Curriculum Planning and Implementation – The department offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The classes are organised as per the academic calendar and curriculum plan prepared at the beginning of the session.

Learning resources – The central library of the college has collection of rare text books and books on criticism of literary texts related to Sanskrit language and literature.

Additional Study Material – In-class notes, additional reading material and appropriate references to online and physical resources are provided to the students.

Assessment – Regular assessment of students ensures timely feedback for their improvement.

Learning Outcome – The department has a consistent record with an average pass percentage of around 100 %.

Best Practices – Besides the lecture method, other teaching methods are frequently used e.g., group discussions, poster presentation, classroom seminar, etc. Smartphones and personal computers are utilized to enrich the teaching learning experience.

Feedback from Stakeholders – Anonymous student feedback is collected, summarised and communicated to teachers.

Research and Publications- Teachers of the department are actively engaged in research activities and have several research papers, seminar proceedings, book and book chapters to their credit.

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Jain

Associate Professor and Head of Department