The department has a rich academic and cultural heritage. Dr. Shanti Banerjee and Smt. Geeta Maity, retired teachers of the department, were brilliant scholars and academicians, both of them having published books and articles in reputed journals. Smt. Geeta Maity was a singer of Akashbani Kolkata. Dr. Sumita Basu, retired teacher of the Department was a student of this college. She has published several books related to the Sanskrit Honours syllabus, which the students find very useful.

Smt. Panchali Mukherjee and Dr.Subhra Bagchi are joint coordinators of the P.G. Course in Sanskrit in the V.U. Study Centre.

A unique feature of the Sanskrit department is that it stages plays in Sanskrit which are written by the teachers of the department and performed by its students. The students of this department have secured 1st and 2nd positions in BA (Hons.) examination. The alumni of this department have been rank-holders in the MA examination under the University of Calcutta.

One of the students, Arpita Khan, of the Sanskrit Dept. was one of the top six contenders in the television reality show ‘Indian Idol’.

MEMBERS OF THE FACULTY

Sm. Panchali Mukherjee (Banerjee) M.A., M. Phil (Head of the Department) Associate Professor
Dr. Subhra Bagchi M.A., M. Phil, Ph.D, Sankhyatirtha Guest Lecturer
Sri Ajit Pal M.A. Lecturer – Part Time
Sm. Sayanti Garai M.A. Guest Lecturer
Sm. Jubin Yasmin M.A. Guest Lecturer