The Akhil Bharatiya Sanskrit Sahitya Sammelan established a Sanskrit Vidyapeetha at Delhi on the auspicious day of Vijaya Dashmi on the 8th of October 1962 and appointed Dr.Mandan Mishra as the officer on-Special-Duty and the Director of the Vidyapeetha. In accordance with the decision of the Sammelan, a separate Society under the name of Akhil Bharatiya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha was established with the late Prime Minister Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri as its Founder President. The inspiration and guidance of Late Shri Shastriji had been the impetus for the development of this Vidyapeetha. Shastriji in his capacity as the Prime Minister of India declared to develop this Vidyapeetha as an International Institution.
After the death of Shastriji, the Late Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi accepted the Presidentship of the Vidyapeetha and declared on the 2nd October 1966 that the Vidyapeetha would henceforth be known as Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha. On 1st April, 1967, the Vidyapeetha was taken over by the Government of India and on the 21st December 1970, it became a constituent of the Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, a registered autonomous Society and was named as Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Kendriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha.
The first three faculties provide study and the teaching facilities with a view to obtaining degrees of three-year courses of Shastri, Shastri (Hons) and the two-year course of Acharya in different disciplines of the Sanskrit studies. The faculty of Adhunika Gyan Vigyan provides the teaching facilities for completion of one year teacher- training course called Shiksha Shastri and one year course for advanced study in Shiksha Shastra called Shikshacharya. There is an independent department of Research & Publication in the Vidyapeetha that brings publications written by many reputed scholars of the country. It also brings out a research journal Shodha - Prabha which has its own standing. Since the session 1994-95, the Vidyapeetha has been successfully organising Vocational courses in Sanskrit, Hindi, Computer Application along with Shastri courses of study. Besides, different certificate courses are also being organised by the Vidyapeetha. The Scholars who are keen on pursuing the research work in different branches of Sanskrit learning,can join any of the above mentioned faculties.
Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, New Delhi has 6 Departments listed that offer various academic courses.
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