The second campus of the Sanskrit College and University (SCU) at Nabadwip – which will be an advanced centre of learning and research in indology and oriental languages– will be unveiled on January 1, according to reports.
While Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from the administrative review meeting at Krishnanagar in Nadia district gave the nod for inauguration of the Centre on the first day of 2022, she christened the centre as Mahaprabhu Chaitanya Deb Sanskrita Sanskriti Gabesona Kendra.
Here is what Soma Bandyopadhyay, vice-chancellor of SCU said:
“The centre has been conceived as an abode for high end learning and research activities in Indology and Sanskrit and Ancient Texts in Pali Prakrit, Apabhramsa.”
She pointed out that there is a plethora of texts and manuscripts in Sanskrit and Nabadwip has a centre of learning and philosophy in medieval India and is still noted for its traditional Sanskrit schools popularly known as Tols. W”e will bring all these Tols and resource materials under the umbrella of this centre, so that students not only from this country but also from abroad who want to pursue research in indology and oriental languages can come up for research here,” she pointed out.
The Sanskrit College and University is among the first higher-education institutions in the state of West Bengal to introduce the CBCS.
At the UG level, in The Sanskrit College and University, there is no Pass or General Courses under the CBCS but only Honours Courses. At the time of admission students will thus have to mention the Honours subject of their choice.
After having taken admission to various Honours Courses under CBCS, the students will have the choice of opting for various categories of Elective Courses from the list of such Courses offered by the different departments. This process of opting will take place when classes start for 1st Semester. Some courses, however, will be compulsory for students.