The Department of Sanskrit was established in the year 1963. Eminent Indologist and Sanskrit scholar Prof. H. D. Velankar was the first R. G. Bhandarkar Professor and Head of the Department. This Chair of Professor of the Department of Sanskrit is named after the veteran Sanskrit scholar, academician and social reformer Sir R. G. Bhandarkar.


The Department is engaged in teaching and research pertaining to Sanskrit Language and Literature. It has well-experienced teaching faculty which undertakes research activities in their respective field of research as well as popularizes Sanskrit amongst masses through programme like Simple Sanskrit Speaking Classes sponsored by the University Grants Commission. The motto of the Departments is, ‘Sanskritam. janaya ‘- Sanskrit for All. The Department participates in various research activities under the University with Potential for Excellence Schemes.

Now Sanskrit department has its own building named after the renowned industrialist and philanthropist Late Shri Ramakrishna Bajaj, which is well-equipped with facilities for teaching and research.

Sanskrit Department of Mumbai University has successfully completed its huge project of Sanskrit Bhavan.

Donation of 1.25 crores is given by Shri Shekhar Bajaj, CMD, Bajaj Electricals Bajaj group which is well known for dedication and philanthropist commitement.

About Ramkrishna Bajaj


Ramkrishna Bajaj took over the reins of the “Bajaj group” in 1972 after Kamalnayan Bajaj and steered the Group from strength to strength for over 22 years. He had also actively participated in the freedom struggle of the country. In post independent India, he had led the youth movement. All along, he actively strengthened the foundations of business through ethics and practices both within the group and amongst the business community as well.

Contact us:

Shrimati Rekha Kadam
Ramkrishna Bajaj Sanskrit Bhavan, Behind Anna Bhau Sathe Guest House, Vidyanagari, Santacruz, Mumbai-400 098.

Contact 022-26530201 for more information
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