SAMPURNANAND SANSKRIT UNIVERSITY
Establishment of the Sampurnanand Sanskrit University was planned (by the Jonathan Duncan, the resident of the East India Company of British Raj) as a Sanskrit college for additional growth and maintenance of the Sanskrit Vangmaya. The donation was given by the governor general, Lord Cornwallis. Pandit Kashinath was allocated as a first teacher of the institution. The first principal of the university was J. Myor, followed by J. R. Ballantyne, Ralph T. H. Griffith, G. Thevo, Arthur Venis, Sir Ganganath Jha and Gopinath Kaviraj. Post graduation courses and examination system in the university was implemented and started in the year 1857 and 1880 respectively. Saraswati Bhavan Granthalaya in the university was planned and built in the year 1894 for preserving the thousands of manuscripts. This university has published more than 400 books in a series known as the Sarasvati Bhavana.
In the starting, it was only a Sanskrit College which was converted into the Sanskrit University in the year 1958 by the endeavors of the Dr. Sampurnanand. It was renamed as Sampurnanand Sanskrit University in the year 1974 behind the name of the Dr. Sampurnanand.
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