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MAHARASHTRA Kavi Kulguru Kalidas Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya
Kavi Kulguru Kalidas Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Nagpur (State University)

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Kavi Kulguru Kalidas Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya, Nagpur
Established in Year: 1997

Maharashtra State had no Sanskrit University before 1997. The former Prime Minister of India, Hon'ble Shri P.V. Narasimha Rao, who is a great scholar of Sanskrit, always insisted that Maharashtra has a great tradition of Sanskrit learning hence it should have an independent University.

The initiative of Hon'ble Shri.P.V. Narasimha Rao and the strong motivation of Late. Shri. Sudhakarrao Naik and the tireless efforts of Dr. Shrikant Jichkar in creating a non-formal model and well studied act for the University has helped the smooth establishment and take off of this University.

The University was established on 18th September 1997. The place Ramtek, which is a township in Nagpur district, was selected because it is connected to the name of great poet of the world Kavikulaguru Kalidas.

Dr.V.V. Mirashi the great ideologist had propounded the theory that Mahakavi Kalidas was a contemporary of Chandragupta II of Gupta dynasty and Kalidas must have been the courtier of this emperor. The daughter of golden era maker emperor Chandragupta II was given in marriage to king Rudrasena of Vakataka dynasty in Vidarbha with capital at Nagardhan near Ramtek. The daughter's name was Prabhavati Gupta. After having two sons, Prabhavati's husband Rudrasen Vakatak suddenly died. Queen Prabhavati decided to look after the administration and requested her father to send some courtiers for her guidance. Dr. V. V. Mirashi who has propounded this theory tries to establish that Kalidas was one of the courtiers who had come from the Gupta capital to Vakatak capital to assist the queen mother Prabhavati. Thus Kalidas lived here for full one calendar year and composed his immortal poem Meghadoot here on Ramgiri hillock.

The Vishvavidyalaya is named after the National poet of India, Kalidasa, who had been reverentially called 'Kavikulaguru'. Kalidasa's Abhijnansakuntalam prompted the German poet Goethe to say:

'Ich nenne dich die Sakuntala
und alles ist gesagt'
(I recommend to you the Sakuntala and everything is said about)

Kalidasa made a perfect verbal presentation of entire India in his poems. The flora-fauna, the emotional ties, the rivers and mountains and the history of India-nothing escaped from his sight. After Vyasa, Kalidasa alone deserves that coveted place among the foremost of Sanskrit poets.

Thus the Association of Kalidas with Ramtek resulted in naming Ramtek as the head quarter of this first Sanskrit University of Maharashtra and Central India. Kavikulaguru Kalidas Sanskrit University is the statutory University having affiliatory powers within and without India with core jurisdiction of State of Maharashtra.

Different from other Sanskrit Universities of India

Kavikulaguru Kalidas Sanskrit University of Maharashtra is unique in nature and is entirely different from all the existing Sanskrit Universities in academic nature. The other Sanskrit Universities cater for traditional learning in Sanskrit like Veda, Vedanta, Vyakarana, Nyaya, Mimamsa Dharmashastra and Sahitya etc. Kavikulaguru Kalidas Sanskrit University has innovative academic programme and syllabus having modern subjects associated with traditional Sanskrit. On one hand, the courses emphasise on modernity and on the other hand they strive to preserve traditionality. All the courses of K.K. Sanskrit University are consultancy-oriented. The University has special emphasis on Science and Technology in ancient India as preserved in the Sanskrit texts.

Sanskrit language is the soul of Indian land, which can never be separated from the breathings of various speeches of this land. It had been, for ages, the language of thinking class of the country in which the thinkers of old days had found an apt instrument to communicate their ideology to others. There is external facility for admission.


1) To rejuvenate, cherish and disseminate the universal values, knowledge, wisdom and vision presented in Sanskrit language and literature and establish a progressive synthesis between ancient Indian wisdom and modern scientific thought in harmony with the needs of today and tomorrow;

2) To develop and promote a system of education which aims at refining human 'sensitivities and perceptions that contribute to national cohesion, a scientific temper and independence of mind and spirit with special emphasis on-

a. sublime relationship between the teacher and the taught (Guru-Shishya Parampara - the noble Indian tradition indicative of a sense of deep gratitude and reverence towards Acharayas who conferred the bliss of fulfilment on their disciples in pursuit of learning, in quest of Truth);

b. innovative methods of studies and experimentation in which true spirit of curiosity, search for knowledge (Jignyasha) and self-discipline (Svayam-Shasana) are fundamental components; and

c. development of faculties, not only of empirical and rational views but also of higher levels of consciousness that unifies the two;

3) To encourage and promote innovation, research and discovery in all fields of Sanskrit learning which aims at linking the past with the present and enables the nation to meet the challenges of the future;

4) To develop as a Light House to imbibe the integrated (holistic) vision of life through inter-disciplinary approach; and impart this vision to the teachers' community and key-persons working in other fields for reawakening and regeneration of India;

5) To prepare bands of Acharyas imbibed with wisdom and vision of the Vedas who are equally well conversant with Shad-darshanas, Western philosophy and modern 'science culture' to champion the cause of India's Mission in the world;

6) To create and develop facilities for the comparative study of religion, philosophy and sciences in the Vedic, Buddhist, Jain and Avestan literature;

7) To prepare and conduct special courses to integrate the Ayurveda with modern medicine, the Vastu Shastra with modern architecture, the Arthashastra with modern economics and political science, the Vyakarana with modern philology and linguistics, and so on;

8) To introduce and conduct a foundation course in Sanskrit for those who are desirous of learning Sanskrit; and design special courses like 'Communicative Sanskrit', 'Wit and wisdom in Sanskrit', 'Sweetness and Light in Sanskrit', 'Arts and Architecture in Sanskrit', 'the Vedic vision', 'the Ayurveda and health awareness', 'Sanskrit as a computer language' etc. for popularising Sanskrit language and literature;

9) To provide facilities for advanced studies and research in Pali, Prakrit, Ardhamagadhi and other Indian classical languages; and also other classical languages like Greek, Latin, Avestan, Old Persian, etc, and foreign languages like English, French, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Tibetan, etc. and encourage comparative study of these languages along with Sanskrit;

10) To promote better interaction and co-ordination among Sanskrit Pathashalas to make the study of traditional type of Sanskrit teaching and learning more purposeful, and to effect a fusion between traditional and modern systems of Sanskrit education;

11) To prepare and publish the learning-teaching materials (including audio-visual materials) relevant to the studies;

12) To undertake projects, organise all such other activities and programmes as may be necessary for the attainment of all or any of the objectives of the university.

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Certificate Courses


Certificate Course in Vedic Studies


Certificate Course in Dance (Bharatnatyam)


Certificate Course in Gita


Certificate Course in Kathak


Certificate Course in Organic Farming




Junior Diploma Courses


Junior Diploma in Dance (Bharatnatyam)


Junior Diploma in Folk Dance


Junior Diploma in Vedic Studies


Junior Diploma in Gita


Junior Diploma in Keertanshastra


Junior Diploma in Bhajan


Junior Diploma in Kathak




Senior Diploma Courses


Senior Diploma in Keertanshastra


Senior Diploma in Vedic Studies


Senior Diploma in Dance (Bharatnatyam)


Senior Diploma in Gita


Senior Diploma in Kathak




Higher Diplomas


Higher Diploma in Dance (Bharatnatyam)


Higher Diploma in Paurohitya


Diploma Courses


Pre Degree Diploma in Dance


Sanskrit Agam (One year Diploma in Sanskrit)


Sanskrit Sadhana (One year Diploma in Sanskrit)


Sanskrit Parichaya (One year Diploma in Sanskrit)


Diploma in Prakrit


Diploma in Purana


Diploma in Jainology


Diploma in Ayurved (for foreign students)


Diploma in Ecology


Diploma in Yogashastra


Diploma in Pali


Diploma in German Language


Diploma in Vastushastra


Diploma in Vedanga Jyotish


Diploma in Ramayan and Mahabharat


Diploma in Indian Culture and Values


Diploma in Music


Diploma in Upanishadas


Diploma in Yoga, Naturopathy and Dietetics (DYND)


Diploma in Functional Sanskrit


Diploma in Indology




Post-Graduate Diploma


P.G. Diploma in Computer Application


Vedanta and Sanskrutam


P.G. Diploma in Buddhist Studies


P.G. Diploma in Teaching Sanskrit through English


P.G. Diploma in Yogic Sciences


P.G. Diploma in Appreciation of Indian Art


P.G. Diploma in Environmental Management




Bachelor Degree 


B.A. Sanskrit (Visharad)


B.A. Additional Sanskrit


B.A. Pali (Visharad)


B.A. Vedanga Jyotish


B.A. Vedic Studies


B.A. Yogashastra


B.A. Civil Services


B.A. Professional (Vyavasaik)


B.A. Keertanshastra


Bachelor of Yoga, Naturopathy and Dietetics (BYND)


Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) (Bharatnatyam)


Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)


Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)




B.Ed (Sanskrit) •Ordinance •Ordinance (Eng.)




Master Degree


M.A. Sanskrit


M.A. Keertanshastra


M.A. Yogashastra


M.A. Vedanga Jyotish


Master of Fine Arts (MFA) (Bharatnatyam)


M. Phil Sanskri

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Kavi Kulaguru Kalidas Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya (University)

Head Office
Administrative Building,
Mauda Road,
Ramtek, District: Nagpur
Maharashtra - INDIA
Pin: 441 106
Ph: 91-7114-255549, 256476

Nagpur Office
Kasturba Bhavan,
Near Dnyaneshwar Temple,
Bajaj Nagar,
Maharashtra - INDIA
Pin: 440 010
Ph: 91-712-2560992, 2248094

Email: unikalidas (a) yahoomail.com / registrarkk (a) bsnl.in / admin (a) sanskrituni.net

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