SANSKRIT is Scientific, Ancient, most Narrative, Strongest in terms of grammar, Kind towards living and non living universe, Reproductive in terms of verbs and words, Indian and International as well and Treasure of mankind in itself. Therefore Sanskrit is not only a language but an embodied outline culture and life style.
In Bareilly College Sanskrit was introduced as a subject in B.A. in 1943. M.A. in 1949 was begun with the inspiration and efforts of Pandit Radhe Shyam Kathawachaka, a renowned name and personality of northern India.
Pandit Bhola Nath Sharma was the founder Head of the department. He was a linguist, scholar, translator, speaker and social reformer. He had equal command on English, German, Greek, Hindi, Sanskrit and Bengali languages. He was rewarded by the central government of India for his published works. His learning made him a professor of the highest quality and GURU in the old tradition. After the sad demise of Pandit Bhola Nath Sharma, Prof L C Kaushik took charge of the department. He proved himself a worthy successor in respect of knowledge, Simpliciy, devotion and deep love to their students. After his retirement Dr K K Shukla become the Head of the department. He was a traditional scholar of Radhakrishana Sanskrit Vidyalaya, Khurja, a famous name in oriental studies. After him, Dr R J Mishra having an inborn research aptitude and a well known university scholar took the charge of the department. Unlike his predecessors he took interest in administrative activities and justified them. He got retirement in 2007. After him, Dr (Mrs) P B Mishra took the charge of the department.
Presently, Dr R K Bhardwaj is Heading the department. All faculty members have been guiding the research scholars. It is a matter of pride and satisfaction that our 25 students appox qualified in the NET conducted by UGC.
Three major research projects are achieved by Dr R K Bhardwaj in 1989, Dr R J Mishra in 2000 and Dr (Mrs) P B Mishra in 2001 respectively.