Status of Sanskrit Education in West Bengal

BIKASH BHAVAN, North Block, 8th Floor, Salt Lake City, Kolkata – 700 091
Phone No.: (033) 2334-5400, 2334-7714

No. GH(302)/14/354 Date: 22.10.2014


  1. The Principal Secretary, School Education Department, Government of West Bengal, Bikash Bhavan, Salt Lake, Kolkata – 700 091.
  2. The Commissioner, School Education Department, Government of West Bengal, Bikash Bhavan, Salt Lake, Kolkata – 700 091.
  3. Director, Public Instruction and Ex-Officio Secretary, Higher Education Department, Government of West Bengal, Bikash Bhavan, Salt Lake, Kolkata – 700091.
  4. The Vice-Chancellor, Calcutta University/ Burdwan University/ Rabhidra Bharati University/ Kazi Nazrul University/ Vjdyasagar University/ West Bengal State University/ Sidho Kanho Birsha University/ Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University/ Rabindra Bharati University/ Presidency University/ North Bengal University/ Kalyani University/ Gour Banga University/ Jadavpur University.

Sub: Information on the status of Sanskrit education in the State – matters regd.

Sir/ Madam,

I am directed to state that the Government of India has constituted the 2nd Sanskrit Commission to devise its Sanskrit Policy and Prof Dr. Satya Vrat Shastri, Chairman, Sanskrit Commission, Government of India, in a communication to the Principal Secretary, Higher Education Department has informed that the Commission is in need of information with regard to status of Sanskrit Education in the State including the number of institutions providing traditional Sanskrit education, the number of colleges and Universities providing Sanskrit Education along the modern lines, the Research Institutes prosecuting research on Sanskrit subjects, the position of Sanskrit in Schools, the stage upto which it is taught and whether it is compulsory/ elective/ optional subject the NGO’s working in the field of Sanskrit etc.

The Commission has also sent a questionnaire for collection and collation of the aforesaid information. A copy of the same is enclosed for your kind perusal. The State Government in the Higher Education is required to send the necessary information to the Sanskrit Commission of India after due analysis of the facts and figures relevant to the subject.

I am, therefore, directed to request you to kindly circulate the questionnaire to all concerned for collection of information as per the questionnaire with regard to the Universities, Colleges, Schools, Institutions, etc. as the case may be. under your administrative control and send the same to this office for onward communication to the Sanskrit Commission, Government of India.

It will be appreciated if the relevant data as asked for in the questionnaire are furnished to this end latest by 15th December, 2014.

Enclo: As stated

Yours faithfully,

State Editor
West Bengal District Gazetteers

No. GH-354 dated 22.10.2014