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Recognition

The University of Kerala and Mahatma Gandhi University have recognised the Institute as a Research Centre for Sanskrit. Candidates have already registered as PhD Scholars.

Scholars associated with the Institute

The Institute is associated with many eminent scholars providing us with their invaluable advice and guidance.

  • Prof K T Pandurangi (Bangalore)
  • Dr M A Lakshmithathachar (Melkote)
  • Prof R Vasudevan Potti (Thiruvananthapuram)
  • Dr S D Joshi (Pune)
  • Dr Satya Vrat Sastri (Delhi)
  • Prof N P Unni (Thiruvananthapuram)
  • Dr G Gangadharan Nair (Tripunithura)
  • Dr Prabhakar Pandurang Apte (Pune)
  • Dr V Kutumba Sastri (Varanasi)

Department of Sanskrit

University of Kerala & Mahatma Gandhi University Research Centre in Sanskrit

Research Guides:

  • Dr. K. Chandrasekharan Nair
  • Dr. M. P. Unnikrishnan
  • Dr. M. Santhichandra Kamath

Hon. Professors:

  • Dr. G. Gangadharan Nair
  • Prof. R. Vasudevan Potti
  • Prof. N. Radhakrishnan

Department of Vastuvidya

Hon. Professor : Dr. Balagopal T. S. Prabhu

Guest Faculty :

  • Dr. A. Achyuthan
  • Sri. Raman Bhattathiripad

Department of Konkani

Hon. Professor : Dr. L. Suneetha Bai

Courses

Vastuvidya

a) Certificate Course b) Diploma Course

Sanskrit

a) Foundation Course b) Advanced Course

Facilities

Reference Library

The Library contains around 13,000 books. The books in languages such as Sanskrit, English, Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil and other Indian languages chiefly dealing with the following subjects: Vedas, Puranas, Upanishads, Vedanta, Vykarana, Jyotisha, Vedic Mathematics, Ayurveda, Indian History and Culture, Buddhism, Jainism, Arts and Architecture, Konkani Language and Literature.

Journals Section

About 30 journals are being subscribed in various languages providing information on a variety of subjects.In addition to this, the Library receives about 22 journals on Exchange basis.

Manuscript Section

The National Mission for Manuscripts, Delhi (Government of India) has identified the Manuscript repository of this Institute to be one of the important repositories of Kerala. A manuscript data is being prepared. Out of about 2000 manuscripts available in the repository, 1402 have already been catalogued. They are Sanskrit Manuscripts most of which are in Devanagari Script and others in Malayalam script. The Catalogue of Manuscripts has already been published, copies of which are available. The catalogued manuscripts cover the following subjects: Vedas, Ithihasa, Purana, Dharmasastra, Tantra, Mantra, Yantra, Stotra, Darsana, Kavya, Nataka, Champu, Kosa, Vratta, Vyakarana, Jyotisha, Vaidya, Niti, Kama, Sangita etc.

It has been decided to digitalize the manuscripts and to transcribe and publish the important unpublished manuscripts. A few such as Sabdhabedhaprakasa, Vrttaratnakara, have already been transcribed.

The Institute has been engaged in collecting manuscripts from individuals and institutions, identifying them and preserving them. A number of persons have donated their manuscripts to the Institute. The Institute welcomes donations of manuscripts from those who possess them so that they can be preserved for the benefit of the posterity.

Conference Hall

The Sree Sukrtindra Hall which occupies the entire second floor of the present building is very spacious, and has all facilities to conduct even National level Seminars or Conventions.