DEPARTMENT OF SANSKRIT
The Department of Sanskrit started its journey at the Mathabhanga College, in 1969. Honours course in Sanskrit started few years later in 2003. The Department organizes Seminar, Workshop and Lecture Programmes so as to enrich the students with curriculum beyond the Syllabus. Since inception the department has remained engaged in popularizing the Study of Sanskrit language and literature in the region. The Faculty Members regularly participate in different Faculty Development Program, Seminar, Workshop and Conference for improving their teaching skills in higher education.
BENEFIT OF LEARNING SANSKRIT
A Repository of Knowledge
The ancient Sanskrit language holds much knowledge about society and the universe. Several subject matters are written in-depth in the language. The importance of learning Sanskrit can be discussed with the amount of knowledge the language has to offer. From botany, biology, grammar to religion and astronomy – the language has texts written in a horde of subjects. It is a myth that most texts written in the Sanskrit language are religious. In fact, there are actually a lot more non-religious texts written in every subject you can possibly imagine!
The Sanskrit language has a range of words to express a single object. There are over 200 words to signify just 'water'! Sanskrit words are made of root words that have meanings of their own. Due to this, one could quickly grasp the surface meaning of the words in seconds, but take years to deduce the layers of meanings a few words hold may take ages. Similarly, a combination of root words and sounds can make up infinite words with stable meanings. This just means unlimited space for free, clear expression.
Health Benefits of Learning Sanskrit
The benefits of learning Sanskrit are multiple! Here's a neat trick -reciting out the Sanskrit alphabet can be beneficial for your health! The way this works is, reciting the Sanskrit alphabet results in you rhythmically using minimal and maximal breath, contraction, and expansion in your breathing efforts. This system is a pranayama practice in itself. It aids in balancing and calming the mind. We bet no other language could do that!
Incredibly Easy to Learn
Sanskrit is incredibly easy to learn. Learning most languages, including English, requires you to learn the correct words first, and then stress over sentence construction. However, Sanskrit the sentence 'The boy ate dinner' makes as much sense as 'Dinner the ate boy'. Words can be mashed up in any order you desire to make a coherent sentence.
Mother of All Languages
A lot of Indian languages like Hindi, Gujarati, and even Punjabi share root words with Sanskrit. Therefore, learning Sanskrit will make learning a whole bunch of Indian languages much easier! Sanskrit is an ancient language that shares a relation with Latin, Old Norse, and a lot of other Indo-Aryan languages. This is why it is also called the 'Mother of all languages. The Sanskrit language is the gateway to learning other Indian languages.
The programme has enabled UG level students of Sanskrit to be introduced with Indian age-old heritage, accumulating in the last forty centuries, exercising inexpressible impact on the life and culture of the Indians with the explicit aim of inspiring as well as uplifting qualitatively each and everyone, directly or otherwise concerned with.
Programme Specific Outcome
Dr. Grucharan Das (HOD Sanskrit)
1987-Till date: Associate Professor in Sanskrit at Mathabhanga College
1999: PhD Jadavpur University, Thesis: BHAVABHUTIR KAVYE MANUSH O PRAKRITI
1985: MA: Department of Sanskrit, Jadavpur University (Area of Specialization: VEDANTA)
Sri. Biswajit Barman
2017-Till date: Assistant Professor in Sanskrit at Mathabhanga College
2017: M.Phil: Jadavpur University
2013-2016: Guest Teacher at Dewanhat Mahavidyalay
2013: B.Ed. Jadavpur University
2012: MA: Department of Sanskrit, Jadavpur University (Area of Specialization: VEDANTA)
Smt. Anindita Neogi
2020-Till date: SACT-I Teacher in Sanskrit at Mathabhanga College
2005-2020: GOVT. APPROVED PTT in Sanskrit at Mathabhanga College
2012: MA: Department of Sanskrit, Calcutta University
Sri. Ashim Roy
2020-Till date: SACT-I Teacher in Sanskrit at Mathabhanga College
2017-Till date: Pursuing Ph.D. at Assam University
2011-2020: Guest Teacher in Sanskrit at Mathabhanga College
2012: MA: Department of Sanskrit, Jadavpur University
TEACHING PLAN AND ROUTINE
The Department follows the course guidelines and syllabus as given by the Coochbehar Panchanan Barma University. The dept teachers distribute amongst themselves the various topics given in the course syllabus.
Parents Teacher meeting:
An Online Parent-teacher meeting of 2nd Semester of the Department of Sanskrit, Mathabhanga College held today (29.07.2021). All the teachers of the Department and a good number of parents attended the meeting. An effective inter-active discussion held among us. As most of our students are from village, so they are badly suffer from irregular electricity supply and Network problems. Almost all the guardians expressed the same view. Students of remote areas are the worst sufferer. Some students have no smart phone for attending the classes. Some guardians reported that their children lost their interest in study and remained busier in social media.
An Online Parent-teacher meeting of 4th Semester of the Department of Sanskrit, Mathabhanga College held today (30.07.2021). Teachers and a sufficcient number of parents was attended the meeting.
Sanskrit Divas Ujjapan:
Considered to be one of the oldest languages in the world, Sanskrit has a day dedicated to its celebration. Every year, Sanskrit Diwas, also known as ‘Vishvasamskritadinam’ is celebrated on the Poornima (full moon) in the ‘Shravana‘ month. The day promotes the revival of this ancient Indian language. Sanskrit Department of Mathabhanga college celebrates the day in its own way from last few years. Sri Kamal Sharma pioneer member of Samskrita Bharati deleivered a wonderful lecture in the year 2018 on the occassion of Sanskrit Diwas.
Navin Baran Utsav:
On 26 Aug 2019, Department of Sanskrit, Mathabhanga College conducted the ‘Navin Varan (freshers welcoming) ceremony’ with the students newly admitted to Sanskrit courses this year (2019, June – July). Students newly admitted to Sanskrit courses in Mathabhanga College took part in the ceremony along with faculties of the Departments. Students performed different culltural activities during the programme and facultis motivates them with their enthusitic lecture.
Teacher days Celebration:
Every years Sanskrit Department of Mathabhanga College is observed the day with activities like small cultural programme performed by students, lectures by Teachers etc.
Question Papers for Internal Examination (IA)