Welcome to Sanskrit Department
HISTORY OF SANSKRIT DEPARTMENT
The Annavaram Satyadevi Degree College for Women was established in the year 1962 under the Aegis of Holy Shrine, Sri Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Swamy vari Devasthanam, Annavaram at Jagannaickpur, Kakinada and later the college took over by the department of Higher Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh. The department of Sanskrit established in the year 1970.
Sanskrit is the primary liturgical language of Hinduism, a philosophical language in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, and a scholarly literary language that was in use as a lingua franca in the Indian cultural zone. It is a standardized dialect of old Indo-Aryan, originating as Vedic Sanskrit and tracing its linguistic ancestry back to Proto-Indo- Iranian and ultimately to Proto- Indo-European. Today it is listed as one of the 22 scheduled languages of India and is an official language of the state of Uttarakhand. Sanskrit holds a prominent position in Indo-European studies.
The corpus of Sanskrit literature encompasses a rich tradition of poetry and drama as well as scientific, technical, philosophical and dharma texts. Sanskrit continues to be widely used as a ceremonial language in Hindu religious rituals and Buddhist practice in the forms of hymns and mantras. Spoken Sanskrit has been revived in some villages with traditional institutions, and there are attempts at further popularization.
The language, ‘Sanskrit’ is offered as a Second language at UG level and the same is being chosen by the students of all courses as their second language.
Choosing ‘Sanskrit’ as their language at UG level provides the job opportunities in the Government departments like Archeological Survey; External Affairs; Tourism as Readers and translators; similarly students with Masters Degree can choose to teach as their profession.
The department of Sanskrit has always been working to upkeep the sacred nature of language and to maintain its sanctity by organizing the guest lectures and competitions.
1. A guest lecture delivered by Dr. D. Jeevan Sri, Reader in Sanskrit, VSM College, Ramachandrapuram on 07.12.2013.
2. Departmental seminars; class seminars; Quiz competitions and Group discussions are conducted periodically in the department.
Department library has got a number of books related to language, ‘Sanskrit’.