Honours & Awards

About Veda Vyas National Sanskrit Award

The University Grants Commission has instituted Veda Vyas National Sanskrit Award to promote quality teaching/research in Sanskrit, and to identify and recognize outstanding teacher and award him/her for the excellent contribution in teaching/research/innovation/ new programmes and promotion of Sanskrit language.

This award is an annual national award and it consists of Rs.1,00,000.00 (Rupees one lakh only) and a citation.All teachers engaged in Post-graduate/Under-graduate teaching in the Department of Sanskrit in universities/colleges under the purview of UGC are eligible. The teacher must have an independent teaching/research experience for a minimum of five academic years in the particular subject area and should have made an outstanding contribution in the teaching/research/innovation/new programmes and promotion of Sanskrit language. The awards are primarily meant for Sanskrit teachers.

Each University shall invite applications/nominations from the prospective teachers both from the University Department/Faculty of Sanskrit and also from the Department of Sanskrit at its different affiliated/constituent Colleges. Each University shall identify only one teacher from among the lot and recommend the name of such teacher to the University Grants Commission for consideration of the award. The nomination of such a teacher from each University has to be under the recommendations of the Vice Chancellor of the concerned University. Besides this, the University Grants Commission shall also constitute a Search Committee whose members shall be the Non-University Sanskrit Scholars and this Search Committee would suggest names of the scholars for consideration of the UGC National award. Then after both the groups of nominations - one from the universities and the one from the Search Committee shall be reviewed, their candidatures examined by a Committee specially constituted by the Chairman of the University Grants Commission. The Committee shall then recommend the name of one teacher for the Veda Vyas National Sanskrit Award.