Central Sanskrit University, now known as the Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, is an autonomous institution, established in 1970. It has many campuses all over India, including Lucknow, Bhopal, and Himachal Pradesh. Courses provided include classes XI and XII, B.Ed, B.A. with Sanskrit, BA Hons, M.Ed and Ph.D. Admissions to the above-mentioned courses are strictly based on merit.

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Central Sanskrit University Highlights

Established | Institute Type  1970 | Deemed to be University
Set by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India 
Courses Offered  Higher secondary and 5 courses 
Popular Courses BA, BA (Hons), B.Ed, M.Ed, and PhD 
Application Mode  Online 
Admission Criteria  Based on Merit 
Number of campuses  13 
Facilities Available  Library, Hostel, Auditorium, Sports, etc
Official Website  http://www.sanskrit.nic.in/index.php 

Central Sanskrit University Courses

Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan courses include BA, B.Ed, MA, Ph.D., Certificate, and Diploma. Details of the same are given below: 

Courses Details
BA Hons (Shastri)  Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: Prak Shastri or an equivalent examination recognized by the Senior Secondary with Sanskrit from a recognized Education Board
Selection Criteria: Merit
Fees per Annum: INR 2700
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B.Ed (Shiksha Shastri)  Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Acharya / M.A. (Skt.) having obtained at least 50% marks in aggregate, only after passing the PSST conducted by the Sansthan or BA with Sanskrit as the main subject
Selection Criteria: Merit Based
Fees per Annum: INR 4000
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B.A. with Sanskrit (Acharya)  Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Shastri or an equivalent examination recognized by the Sansthan / B.A. with Sanskrit as an elective subject
Selection criteria: Based on merit
Fees per annum: INR 1800
M.Ed (Shiksha-Acharya)  Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Shiksha-Shastri/ B.Ed with Sanskrit as teaching Subject with 55% in aggregate
Selection criteria: Based on merit
Fees per annum: INR 4000
Ph.D. (Vidya Varidhi)  Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: 55% in Acharya or M.A. from the Sansthan or from any other recognized University
Selection criteria: Based on merit
Fees per annum: INR 9000
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Central Sanskrit University Admissions

Admissions to all courses are solely based on merit in the qualifying examination after the candidate has fulfilled the necessary eligibility criteria.

  • Application should be filled online through websites 
  • Candidates should fill the application form properly to get registration number and password.
  • Candidates need to pay INR 1000 as the online application fee. 

The documents required at the time of application include: 

  • Attested photocopies of all the examinations passed previously.
  • Attested photocopies of Subject-wise marks list of all the examinations passed previously.
  • Attested photocopy of Date of Birth Certificate (Matriculation or equivalent mentioning the date of birth of the candidate).
  • Original Character Certificate from the Head of the Institution previously attended.
  • Original Transfer Certificate (TC).
  • Migration Certificate for students from Institutions other than the Sansthan.

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Central Sanskrit University Scholarships

The Number of Scholarships to be awarded each year depends upon the availability of funds. 

Students who have obtained the minimum percentage or equivalent grade in Sanskrit/ Pali/ Prakrit and aggregate in all subjects as mentioned below can be applied for the Institute Scholarship: 

Category % of marks
General Category  60
SC/ ST/ Differently abled  50
OBC  55 

Central Sanskrit University Facilities

Some of the facilities provided by the institute in its various campuses include:

  • Internet Facility: The colleges are equipped with high-speed internet service available to the students of all the classes during the college hour. There are separate internet labs with an adequate number of computers for the students.
  • Library: The Campus has a rich library in a built-up area of 8472 Sq.meters and 25 published works to its credit. This library has a vast collection of 39063 books out of which 23269 general books and 12552 textbooks are available besides e-granthalaya and research journals. 
  • Hostel: The college has both boys and girls hostels. The hostels offer all the basic facilities like clean rooms which include a common room, kitchen, dining hall, bathrooms, badminton court, indoor games, guest rooms, internet/ Wi-Fi, and so on.
  • Guest House: Guest houses are provided for the parents and guardians of the students and are on a nominal rent. The guest house has all the necessities in it.
  • Transportation: The University has an adequate number of buses for the students and staff members.
  • Healthcare: The campus has a medical center with a qualified physician and trained nurse to treat staff, students and residents of the campus without charging them
  • Sports: Various indoor and outdoor sports facilities are provided to the students so that they recharge and freshen up their minds in between their busy schedules.

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Central Sanskrit University FAQs

Ques. Are there any diploma courses provided by Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan?

Ans. Apart from academic courses like B.A, B.A (Hons), M.A and training courses like B.Ed and M.Ed, the university also provides Diploma courses in Yoga and Ayurveda Sahitya.

Ques. Is it possible to change the guide or the subject in the case of Ph.D. students?

Ans. The research scholar may submit, within a period of six months from the date of registration, an application along with the recommendation of the Principal of the concerned Campus, for change, addition or reduction in the topic and/or the synopsis, to the Central Research Board for consideration. Similarly, the candidate may request a change of guide, if required. After a recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor, the research guide may be changed.

Ques. What is the attendance criteria in the university?

Ans. A student must have 75% attendance in order to be able to sit in the examination of Prak Shastri, Shastri & Acharya. 

Ques. What are the monthly amounts provided to students in various courses eligible for scholarships in the university?

Ans. The Monthly amount of scholarship provided are as follows:
Prak Shastri INR 600
Shastri INR 800
Shiksha Shastri INR 800
Acharya INR 1000
Shiksha Acharya INR 1000
Vidya Varidhi INR 8000

Ques. How is the faculty?

Ans. The college has an experienced and highly qualified faculty. They are determined to provide adequate knowledge and skills, as well as basic moral values required for the success of any student graduating from this college. There are 7 deans representing each of the campuses, 16 Head of departments, and an adequate number of normal teaching staff. 

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