सह नाववतु। सह नौ भुनक्तु। सह वीर्यं करवावहै। तेजस्विनावधीतमस्तु मा विद्विषावहै।।
As per the kind demand of the public and the intervention of the college authority ,the Gauhati University, the affiliated university allowed the Sanskrit Department to be established in Rupahi College in 2018.The honors in degree classes were opened in the same year with 10 seats and further it increased to 25 seats in 2020. At present the subject is available to the students as Honours in Sanskrit.
Relevance of the Subject
Sanskrit is the most interesting and scientific language of the world. Study of Sanskrit helps in reviving the ethos of India. It helps the students to unlock the treasure-house of scientific insight and research results concerning positive sciences in our ancient literature. Hymns of Rigveda are the seeds of Sanskrit literature. Vedas are the soul of Indian culture and tradition. Indian culture and tradition is in Sanskrit only. It is the store house of all types of knowledge, which are very useful to maintain a healthy and tension free life in the society. The culture of Sanskrit is the culture of synthesis and assimilation.
History of the Department
The Department of Sanskrit, an important and popular Department of college came into being in the year 2018 in Rupahi College, Nagaon , Assam, under the able effort and guidance of Anshuman Adhyapok, who has been serving as the founder faculty (contractual) in the Department alone for 3 years. In 2021, Miss Sunayana Devi and Miss Krishna Bairagi joined in the department as contractual faculties and rendering their service till date.
The learned teachers of the Department have worked very actively and smoothly to structure the Sanskrit syllabus and reposition the teaching of Sanskrit to cater to the various needs of students. Both the study of Sanskrit language and the study of Sanskrit literature have been balanced and effectively maintained. The Department also provides education in Vedas, Upanisad, Darsana and other in related Sastras.
Brilliant Lectures over the years have inspired our younger generation to keep up the spirit of study. With these things in mind the Department performs seminars, spoken Sanskrit classes and remedial classes. The Department holds Review Meetings periodically to discuss the progress of study when necessary.
Vision of the Department
To provide unlimited invaluable knowledge of ancient Indian heritage.
To build a bridge between the ancient Indian knowledge systems and the current knowledge systems.
• To explore ancient sciences and technologies with a modern perspective.
To educate the scholars to be good citizens.
To focus the interdisciplinary areas of Sanskrit and Vedas.
To encourage the students to lead a successful and fearless life.
Mission of the Department:
The mission of Sanskrit literature is one of humanism, unity of mankind, of values, of peace and mutual understanding and of harmonious development of the individual and the society. Hence, the mission of our Department is the same one.
Motto of the Department
. विद्या ददाति विनयम् (Education gives humility)
Philosophy of the Department
असतो मा सद्गमय। तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय। मृत्योर्मामृतं गमय ॥
Lead us from unreal to the ultimate truth,lead us from the darkness to the light,lead us from the fear of death to the knowledge of immortality.