Karnataka Samskrit University
|Motto||प्रज्वालितो ज्ञानमयः प्रदीपः|
|Vice-Chancellor||Prof. Padma Shekar|
|Location||Bengaluru, Karnataka, India|
The university was established in 2010 by the Karnataka Government. Karnataka Sanskrit University has been formed exclusively for the development of Sanskrit language. Sanskrit has a hoary, scientific, literary, cultural tradition and heritage. Its contribution in the area of Prose, Poetry, Drama, Dance, Sculpture, Paintings, Fine arts, Medicines, Philosophy and other allied areas is far more extensive and lasting than has been realised by the Indian scholars till today.
The university was established in 2010 with great efforts by the Karnataka Government. The study of Sanskrit language and literature was greatly encouraged by the kings of Mysore. There are 31 Sanskrit colleges in Karnataka. There are also 243 aided Veda and Sanskrit Pathashalas spread over the state. Directorate of Sanskrit education is established by the Government of Karnataka to administer the Sanskrit pathashalas. The Karnataka Sanskrit University was established with the vision and mission of bringing these together under a single umbrella, maintaining uniformity in education, providing greater opportunities for study for students and teachers and to raise the standards in Sanskrit research at National and International level.
Karnataka Sanskrit University has predominantly four wings. They are
1. Teaching Wing 2. Research Wing 3. Publication Wing 4. Administrative Wing
through which the university has to be dynamically active. The university will promote the activities related to Sanskrit in Karnataka through these wings.
One Hundred acres of land has been identified for the University in Kuduru Hobli, Magadi Taluk, Ramanagar District. The university currently includes 2 constituent Sanskrit Colleges, 10 aided affiliated colleges and 9 unaided affiliated colleges under its ambit. It has established the Directorate of Sanskrit Education, to take care of Pre-university education in Karnataka. The directorate includes 354 recognised Sanskrita pathashalas throughout the state.