West Bengal is soon going to receive its first Sanskrit University in the state, as declared by the Chief Minister of the state, Mamata Banerjee on 18 February. Apart from the name of the university nothing much has been decided as of yet.
Mamata Banerjee said that the university would be named, ‘Paschim Banga Sanskrito Viswa Vidyalaya’. The details regarding the likely cost, location and other important key details would be looked after by a commission which is chaired by Nrisingha Prasad Bhaduri. The panel headed by Mr. Bhaduri has to submit its report in the two months for further negotiation.
There is a Sanskrit College presently running in Kolkata that would be brought under the newly proposed university. After Jagannath Sanskirt Vishvavidyalaya in Puri (1981) and Kumar Bhaskar Varman Sanskrit and Ancient Studies University in Nalbari, Assam (2011), this would be the third Sanskrit University in the entire Eastern India. Before her visit to Bangladesh for Bhasha Divas celebrations, the chief minister announced about the proposed university.