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Nepal Sanskrit University

Established:1986 A.D.
Vice-Chancellor:Bidur Prasad Poudel
Education Body Type:National(Universities)
Language of Education:Sanskrit

Nepal Sanskrit University (NSU) (formerly Mahendra Sanskrit University) established in December 1986, has its central office at Beljhundi in Dang district of Mid-Western Development Region, Nepal. The university offers Intermediate (Uttar Madhyama), Bachelor (Shastri), Bachelor of Education, Masters (Acharya) and Doctoral courses in classical and modern subjects. It also offers intermediate in Ayurveda and condensed courses for Ayurvedacharya. The university has 13 constituent and 11 affiliated Vidhyapithas (campuses) situated in different parts of the country.



Inspired by the long unbroken tradition of Sanskrit in Nepal, the university was established for the following purposes:


  • To fulfil the need for an autonomous institution for teaching/learning activities and research of Sanskrit field at various levels
  • To systematize Sanskrit education up to the highest level in the Kingdom
  • To preserve and promote Sanskrit education in different sectors of the Nepalese society
  • To develop the Kingdom of Nepal into a centre for learning through Sanskrit education


NSU also offers facilities for degree and non-degree research works based on Sanskrit.


The Sanskrit University was founded in 2043 B.S. as the second University of the country. Currently there are 13 constituent colleges and 11 affiliated campuses under the University, providing classes in humanities, education, science, Ayurveda among others.