When first introduced in 1938, Sanskrit literature and language was taught at the intermediate level. Subsequently it came to be taught as a pass subject in the B.A. General Course introduced in the year 1957.
At present the Department has only one faculty member who joined the College in the year 1984 as a lecturer in substantive post and has been teaching Sanskrit as an Elective (General) subject the students at the undergraduate level. She also taught students in the Higher Secondary Course till the year 2001. Throughout her tenure, she inspired her students to attend proficiency in Sanskrit language - the mother of all Indian languages. She has performed field work for spreading Sanskrit language and helped in many ways to make the language more attractive to the students.
Each and every student is well cared for and regular classes are conducted to complete the prescribed syllabus of the University of Calcutta. A very close relation exists between the teacher and students and this amply helps the teacher to guide them through their academic and extra-curricular pursuits in the College. Special efforts are undertaken to maintain a scholastic atmosphere and to mobilize the students' creative energy. Tutorial classes are taken once in a week to assess the students' performance and identify their lacunae. Class assignments are a regular feature of these tutorials.
There is a good collection of books in the College Library. Students can enjoy reading room facility and also borrow essential books for enhancing their knowledge.
The faculty has motivated the students to join different kinds of extension activities such as-
- Blood donation camps in collaboration with Association for Voluntary Blood Donors and Central Blood Bank Kolkata.
- Attending awareness programmes like Breast-cancer among women in the age group of 18-25 and AIDS awareness programme in collaboration with the Rotary Club of India.
- Joining the Nutrition Awareness Programme for slum-dwelling mothers in collaboration with CINI ASHA (Child in need institution, an Indian mother NGO, which has a branch in London)
- Conducting a social outreach programme on 26th November, 2013 at Ananda Bhavan, a deaf and blind residential xchool at Dhulagadh in Howrah District, West Bengal. Students distributed books and teaching aids, dry fruits, clothes, winter garments and sports goods to the students of Ananda Bhavan.
Sm. Reba Bhattacharya