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GUJARAT Shree Somnath Sanskrit University
Shree Somnath Sanskrit University, Junagarh (State University)

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Shree Somnath Sanskrit University Official logo of Shree Somnath Sanskrit University - Gujarat
Established in Year: 2005

The Sanskrit literature is one of the richest in the world and Sanskrit is accepted as the mother of all the languages. Recent studies have shown that it is most computer friendly. Sanskrit is more scientific and phonetic language. Today, the scientific literature in Sanskrit available to us is vast and varied, covering subjects as diverse as alchemy and mathematics and metallurgy, gemology and zoology, and many more. Sanskrit language, with an incomparable store of knowledge and Science carries with itself a legacy of Indian tradition, is at the genesis of our well developed nation.

Today the quest for learning Sanskrit world over, witnesses a revival and our visionary leadership committed to provide the facility for imparting knowledge of Sanskrit, established Shree Somnath Sanskrit University on 12th April, 2005 at Somnath-Veraval, District : Junagadh. Assessing the inevitability of Sanskrit education in Gujarat state and also to promote Vedic studies on traditional lines, our Hon. Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modiji decided to establish Sanskrit University in Gujarat.

His Excellency the Governor of Gujarat and Chancellor of our University Hon. Panditji Shri Navalkishore Sharmaji, mentor of Sanskrit and Sanskrit scholars, has been the driving force for the setting of Shree Somnath Sanskrit University. His Excellency invited the scholars from all parts of the country for deliberations. We have also received the blessings, guidance and inspiration from Late Shri K.K.Shastriji, Mahamahopadhyay and recipient of Padmashri honour.

After consulting eminent scholars of Sanskrit, Hon. the then Education Minister Smt. Anandiben Patel, who was keen to establish Sanskrit University in the state had the honour to bring the Shree Somnath Sanskrit University bill 2005, in the assembly. World renowned Bhagvatacharyaji Shri Ramesh Bhaiji our source of inspiration and founder of Shri Sandipani Vidyaniketan Porbander, congratulated the state Government for establishing Shree Somnath Sanskrit University.

The Chairman of Shri Somnath trust and former Hon. Chief Minister Shri Keshubhai Patel and former Hon. Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the opposition party in the Loksabha Shri L.K. Adwaniji took special interest in the establishment of the university. The University Building and seventeen acre of land is donated by Shri Somnath Trust. Hon. Shri P. Paneervel (IAS), Principal Secretary Education and Dr. Rajeev Kumar Gupta (IAS), Hon. Commissioner of Higher Education took active participation and played key role in setting of our University.

Excellence in quality is the need of any organization and Shree Somnath Sanskrit University is no exception. To survive in the competitive world of today and tomorrow, we focus on quality. Quality is a journey not the destination.

  • Widespread progress, growth & development of Sanskrit Language & Literature and to strengthen and encourage Vedic knowledge, traditional learning keeping pace with modern trends.

  • Nation Building through Yogya Nagric Nirman

  • Develop Knowledge Community, optimum use of Technology.

  • Easy Access for girls and weaker section

  • Through the medium of quality education, the University aims to generate employment opportunities, to meet new challenges, to give importance to research work, providing facilities for the study of Sanskrit.

  • To introduce professional courses and integrate with modern Science.

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Academic Information

  • Faculty of Sahitya (including Vedic study, Sanskrit language and its literature)

  • Faculty of Darshan (Indian Philosophy)

  • Faculty of Indian culture and Fine Arts including tradition of folklore of the State of Gujarat

  • Faculty of Teachers’ training Shikshak- Prashikshan)

  • Faculty of modern science and ancient shastras such as Dharmshastra, Puranas, Ayurved, Astronomy, Menuscriptology, Epigraphy Physics and Chemistry,


  • The subjects offered are Veda, Vedant, Sahitya, DharmaShastra, Nyaya, Jyotish, Paurohitya, Shiksha Shastri, Vyakaran, Mimansa, Darshan, Vastu, Puran, Gujrati, Hindi, English, Economics, Computer etc.

  • The University has designed curriculum in a manner so as to equip the students with functional knowledge of English and Computers.

  • Shastri (Graduate), Aacharya (Post Graduate), Padvika (Diploma) Shiksha Shastri (B.Ed.) Vidyavaridhi (Phd.) M.Phil. Pramanpatra (Certificate) courses are offered. In Jyotish, Vastushastra, Porohitym (Karmkand), Fine Arts and Temple Management diploma courses have been started.

  • Provision of external examination is also made.

  • We have made the provision of Co-guide for research work

Eligibility for admission

  • A student passing the Higher Secondary School Certificate Examination i.e. twelfth standard examination or any equivalent examination approved by the UGC is eligible for admission to Shastri First year of this University. A student, who has completed twelfth standard examination of Commerce or Science stream, is also eligible to get admission in Shastri First Year. Such students have to clear bridge course in Sanskrit. For this the University organizes special programme.

  • Candidates for the Degree of Acharya i.e. Master of Arts must have passed the examination for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Sanskrit.

  • For M.Phil. regular lectures are conducted at university and at Anand centre. Admission is given purely on the basis of merit.

  • For P.hd candidates have to apply directly to the registrar.

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Shree Somnath Sanskrit University
Somnath-VERAVAL, District- Junagadh.

Telephone No.: 02876- 244528 / 29,
Fax No.: 244232
Vice Chancellor: 244532, 09328247670
Registrar: 09427740237

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