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Sampurnanand Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya

Updated on: Feb 11, 2013

The Sampurnanad Sanskrit University Was established in 1958 by the then Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Dr. Sampurnanand and Education Minister Pt. Kamlapati Tripathi at Varanasi with the Name of "Varanaseya Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya". Dr. A.N.Jha was the first Vice Chancellor of the University. It was renamed as Sampurnanand Sanskrit University under the U.P. State University Act, 1973, in 1974.

The objectives of the university are:
  • To establish an international center for the study and research in the Sanskrit literature.
  • To co-ordinate the oriental and occidental currents of thoughts while preserving the ancient tradition.
  • To provide for the traditional method of study, teaching etc, of the Sanskrit, Pali and Prakrit Languages and the subject connected with them on the ancient India.
  • With a view to properly evaluate the Indian culture to gather full knowledge of the literature in Sanskrit, the basis of Indian culture and the other old and new languages of Asia related thereto, which have taken there from words either in original or equivalents form.
  • To study and do researches in the comparative critical study of Indian culture as well as the cultures connected therewith so that is may be co-ordinate, as far as possible, with the human culture.
  • To produce new and talented scholars who are well versed in the knowledge of traditional Sanskrit and who are fully acquainted with modern thoughts, and are capable of carrying on comparative study on modern lines.
  • To expend, spared and enlarge the Sanskrit language and the Indian culture in all directions.
  • And to collect and publish rare Sanskrit books and to revise, edit, and publish important Sanskrit manuscripts.

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