Prof. Ripu Sudan Singh
The School of Sanskrit and Indic Studies is newly started in Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, having Department of Sanskrit and Vedic Studies comes into existence in the year 2020. The department is dedicated to promote teaching and research in the emerging fields of “Sanskrit Sahitya, Vyakaran in Veda,” The School Sanskrit and Indic Studies is created for upgrading the Department of Sanskrit while maintaining the scholarship in some of the conventional fields like students. Since its inception, the department has two teachers. Since its inception, the department has been concentrating on maintaining global standards in its teaching as well as co-curriculum activities. So far, it has organized symposiums which were very well received in academia and in media. Its teachers and students are deeply interested in understating the administrative and social problems around them. The department is committed to give new directions to the teaching methods and research areas in the discipline.
The Department offers unique opportunities in the discipline as it is the only department of Sanskrit and Vedic Studies, which offers Post-Graduate course in the School Sanskrit and Indic Studies. Presently, the department is offering M.A. Sanskrit programme. The Department has been highly active in organizing academic activities and co-curriculum activities
The Department with the following goals-
Negotiate between, and bring together, through interactive projects, the traditional scholars /scholarships and the mainstream University scholars/scholarship.
Undertake maintenance and preservation of heritage texts and manuscripts.
Constitute and expound theoretical framework from the primary intellectual texts of the Sanskrit tradition , and
Extend and validate the classical theories by applying them both to contemporary Indian reality (modern Indian Languages, Literature, etc.)
And to contemporary European Languages and literature ( to reverse the existing data –theory relationship between the Indian academy and to recover theory status for the Indian thought),
Undertake comparative research in Indian and western traditions of thought in linguistics ,literacy and cultural theory, philosophy including philosophy of language, metrics and prosody, sociological thought, polity, gender ,and ethnic studies and culture.
The school of Sanskrit and Indic Studies currently has M.A., Ph.D. Programs Courses in Sanskrit, Pali, Sanskrit Computational Linguistics, Philosophy and Vedic Culture. The school is planning to start several new courses and programs soon.