NALBARI, March 15 � The Kumar Bhaskar Varma Sanskrit and Ancient Studies University, set up at Namati village in Nalbari district, is going to introduce a five-year integrated MA course in Sanskrit in the State from this academic session. Students, who passed the HS in any discipline, may get admission for the course. The capacity of students for the new course is 30.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Dr Dipak Kumar Sharma told this correspondent that a course has already been designed which has been approved of by the Executive Council of Universities. He added that the university was planning to introduce such a five-year integrated course for the first time in the country. At present, two courses � MA in Sanskrit (Sahitya) and MA in Education � have been going on since last year.
It may be mentioned here that the university is currently functioning from an office comprising two buildings offered by the Nalbari College authorities. The State Government has already allotted 100 bighas of land for setting up the permanent campus of the university at Namati village under the Batahgila mouza in Nalbari Revenue Circle of the district. The distance to the site is 3.3 km from the National Highway-31.
Nalbari, the district headquarters, is known as the �Nabadwip of Assam� as it has produced a galaxy of Sanskrit scholars, both traditional and modern, who have contributed immensely towards the advancement and enrichment of Sanskrit. With a number of reputed colleges and schools, this tiny town of lower Assam is considered an important destination for studies in Arts, Science, Commerce and Law up to the graduation level.
The Sanskrit university is committed to imparting education leading to graduate, postgraduate and research degrees in Sanskrit and research degrees in Ancient Studies. At the same time, the university is going to introduce an academic programme in Humanities, Social Sciences and other disciplines according to requirements. The administrative building of the university has been started at the permanent site at Namati. The construction of the boundary wall and entrance gates has been completed. The Vice Chancellor is hopeful that the varsity campus would be shifted to the new site by the end of this year.