The Department of Sanskrit, one of the oldest Departments of the Gauhati University was established in the year 1957 with Late Professor Mukunda Madhava Sharma as the founder teacher. Starting with a handful of students the Department now prides itself with one hundred and forty regular seats in PG courses. Being the pioneer in the North- East Region the Department of Sanskrit has been pursuing M.A, M.Phil., Ph.D. degree programme. The Department has been given Special Assistance by the UGC (SAP) in the level of DRS I in the year 2011 in recognition to its academic excellence.

The Department offers three specializations namely Kāvya (literature), Veda and Darśana (philosophy) in PG courses. Proposals were placed in the eleventh plan for introduction of four more specializations such as i) Grammar ii) Pāli and Prākṛt iii) Dharmaśāstra and iv) Manuscriptology.

The Department has the credit of introducing the M Phil course as far back as 1989. The Department of Sanskrit has the credit of having its first Ph.D. Degree awardee in 1967 and uptill now as many as two hundred scholars have obtained the degree of Ph.D. of the Gauhati University.

The Department has been constantly engaged in popularizing and propagating Sanskrit studies. To preserve and propagate Sanskrit studies in Assam the Surabhārati Samsad, a socio-cultural-academic association was formed in the department in the year 1961. The purpose of this forum was to perform extra-curricular activities like arranging visits and talks by distinguished scholars in the department, to felicitate the scholars on their achievements, to organize debates, seminars-cum-symposia in Sanskrit and to train up the students for spoken Sanskrit and writing skill. The activities under this forum are still being continued.

The department has to its credit a number of alumni who have showed their excellence not only in teaching profession but in Administrative services, Judicial services, Archaeological, Directorate of Museum, Political arena etc. It should perhaps suffice to name, Justice Mukunda Kam Sarma, former Chief Justice of Delhi High court and at present the Chancellor of Lal Bahadur Sanskrit Viswavidyalaya, Prof Dipak Kumar Sharma, Vice-Chancellor of Kumar Bhaskar Varman Sanskrit and Ancient Studies University, Nalbari, Prof Tapodhir Bhattacharjee, former Vice-Chancellor of Assam University, Silchar, Sri Dipak Kumar Sarma, Secretary to the Govt of Assam, Sri Sailen Das, ADC Govt of Assam, Dr Shaharuddin Ahmed, Assistant Curator of the Assam State Museum, Govt of Assam from the distinguished list our alumni.

Old Departmental Data


The Department of Sanskrit in its continuous efforts to achieve higher echelons of academic performance has received recognition from the University Grants Commission as a Department of Excellence under Special Assistance Programme (SAP) of DRS I in the year 2011 for five years under which the Department is organizing various academic and research activities during this period.

Postgraduate Course

Course Type: Course Name: Subject: Semesters Years Intake Capacity:
Postgraduate MA in Sanskrit Sanskrit 4 2 70
Course Type: Course Name: Subject: Semesters Years Intake Capacity:
Postgraduate MPhil in Sanskrit Sanskrit 1 10
Course Type: Course Name: Subject: Semesters Years Intake Capacity:
Postgraduate PhD in Sanskrit Sanskrit 5


Dipak Kumar Sharma
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Kavya
Mukta Biswas
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) MPhil (Gauhati) Darshana
Manjula Devi [ Head Of the Department ]
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Veda
Nalini Devi Misra
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Veda
Rajendra Nath Sarma
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Darshana
Shrutidhara Chakravarty
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Kavya
Sujata Purkayastha
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Darshana

Associate Professors

Hiran Sarmah
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Darshana
Kameshwar Shukla
MA (SSU, Varanasi) PhD (Gauhati) Kavya
Sudeshna Bhattacharjya
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Kavya
Upama Barman Deka
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Veda

Assistant Professors

Binima Bujarbarua
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) Kavya
Jagadish Sarma
MA (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati) MPhil (Gauhati) Veda
Ambariah Adhyapok (Veda)
Anakshi Bora (Veda)
Anamika Sarma (Kavya)
Angshuman Adhyapak (Darshana)
Anushruti Devi (Darshana)
Aparajita Devi (Kavya)
Aparna Talukdar (Kavya)
Archana Sarma (Veda)
Arpana Devi (Kavya)
Banasri Sarkar (Darshana)
Bandita Goswami (Veda)
Barnali Goswami (Veda)
Bhagaban Sarma (Darshana)
Bini Saikia (Veda)
Biswajit Nath (Darshana)
Bornali Borthakur (Veda)
Champak Deka (Darshana)
Champak Kalita (Darshana)
Chandana Deka (Veda)
Chandrama Devi (Kavya)
Chayanika Goswami (Kavya)
Deepa Barua (Darshana)
Ditima Sarma (Kavya)
Gitanjali Devi (Darshana)
Gitanjali Devi (Veda)
Gagan Kakati (Veda)
Hiramoni Das (Darshana)
Jaanmoni Talukdar (Veda)
Jeuti Barua (Kavya)
Jintumoni Dutta (Kavya)
Jumli Nath (Darshana)
Kishor Deka (Darshana)
Korobi Devi (Kavya)
Kushal Kalita (Kavya)
Layanita Sarma (Kavya)
Leena Devi (Kavya)
Madam Haloi (Veda)
Madhusnita Barthakur (Darshana)
Maitreyee Goswami (Kavya)
Mandakini Mahanta (Kavya)
Manisha Bora (Darshana)
Meenakshi Bezbarua (Kavya)
Meenasri Kalita (Kavya)
Mitali Goswami (Veda)
Moumita Bhattacharjee (Veda)
Mousumi Goswami (Veda)
Mridula Goswami (Kavya)
Mridusmita Devi (Veda)
Mridusmita Devi (Veda)
Narayan Dihingia (Kavya)
Nabanita Kalita (Veda)
Pallabi Dutta (Kavya)
Papori Chakraborty (Kavya)
PranabjyotiDeka (Veda)
Pranab Jyoti Kalita (Veda)
Purabi Bhattacharya (Veda)
Purbasri Barpujari (Veda)
Ranjana Sarma (Veda)
Rashmi Rekha Goswami (Darshana)
Rekha Kotoki (Veda)
Rimjhim Sarma (Darshana)
Rumi Chakraborty (Kavya)
Runumi Devi (Kavya)
Rupsmita Bujarbarua (Veda)
Sanhita Chakraborty (Kavya)
Sangita Chakraboty (Darshana)
Siben Majumdar (Darshana)
Smita Devi (Kavya)
Smita Goswami (Kavya)
Sourav Kumar Sarma (Kavya)
Tikendra Gautam (Veda)
Utpal Borthakur (Darshana)
Victoria Talukdar (Kavya)


Department of Sanskrit
Gauhati University, Guwahati 781014, Assam
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The Department of Sanskrit organized the 47th session of the All India Oriental Conference which was helduring 2-4 January, 2015. More than 1300 delegates took part in this mega event for deliberatation on different issues relating to the oriental studies such as Vedic, Islamic, Dravidian Culture, Sanskrit, Arabic, Persian, Pali, Prakrit literature etc.

Inaugural Session of the All India Oriental Conference organized by Department of Sanskrit, GU.

Valedictory Session of the All India Oriental Conference.
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