न हि ज्ञानेन सदृशं पवित्रमिह विद्यते।
ज्ञान के समान पवित्र इस संसार में कुछ नहीं है।।
There is nothing more pure in this world than knowledge(Jyana)
सर्वकामप्राप्त्यादिर्मोक्षान्तः पुरुषार्थो वक्तव्य इति वेदः प्रवृत्तः ।
(The purushartha that begins with the attainment of all desires and ends with the liberation ought to be taught – keeping this in mind all the Vedas operate.)
The Department of Sanskrit is one of the oldest departments of Bharati College that was established in the year of 1971. It always has had vibrant and dedicated faculty who have enormously contributed to the academic as well as corporate life of the college. Currently it is operated by a galaxy of eight teachers. The department has always been one of the best choices for the students interested in Sanskrit in the NCR. The department has devoted itself in spreading the traditional knowledge systems of India and revitalizing the Sanskrit language. Our undergraduate courses are aimed at familiarizing different streams of knowledge specially language and literature to the students and generating a lasting interest in our native knowledge systems in them that will help them in pursuing further studies in this field.
B.A. Honours in Sanskrit
B.A. Program in Sanskrit
The areas covered in the syllabi include; (a) Language (b) Literature (classical and modern) (c) Aesthetics, Theatre and Poetics (d) Astronomy (e) Indian Logic and Science of Debate, (f) Environment Awareness in Sanskrit (g) Linguistics (h) Vedic Literature (i) Indian Philosophy (j) Dharmaśāstra (k) Epigraphy and Chronology (l) Indian Polity (m) Indian Economics (n) Personality Development (o) Art of Living (p) Management etc.
For the students of other departments we offer Generic Elective courses also which are of interdisciplinary nature and intend to enrich students in an additional field of study. They include, Indian Culture and Social Issues; Individual, Family and Community in Indian Social Thought; Fundamentals of Indian Philosophy; and Basics of Indian Medicine System. These are available to Honours students. For B.A. Program students we have another set of courses which include “Political Thought in Sanskrit” and “Nationalistic Thought in Sanskrit Literature”. We also offer Sanskrit as MIL and SECs for all undergraduate students. The medium of instruction is Hindi, Sanskrit or English, depending upon the requirements of students. The students who have not studied Sanskrit in their 10+2 standard are also eligible for admission in Sanskrit (Honours) as well as Sanskrit (Program) courses.
To conduct extra-curricular activities our Department has its own society, namely, Sanskrit Parishad. It functions with the help of the department teachers and students. In Parishad an attempt is made to give an opportunity to our students to refine and polish their overall personality.
As for employment avenues, Sanskrit has as many jobs (or even more) as English or any other language in proportion to their learners. University/college education, school education, civil services, army (pandit), translators (in banking and many other firms of government sector) and media (All India Radio, Door Darshan and many other print media platforms) are some of the avenues where students can be employed. Apart from that, they can explore a career in Ayurveda, Astrology, Yoga and a culture activist.