Nepal Sanskrit University

    Nepal Sanskrit University
    Established on: 2006

    Nepal Sanskrit University was formally established in Beljhundi Dang on 25th November 2043. It was initially called Mahendra Sanskrit University when it was found. Nepal Sanskrit University was established to provide Sanskrit education accessible to all in Nepal and impart the spiritual values ​​and loftiness of Sanskrit literature.

    Nepal Sanskrit University's main office is at Beljhundi, 16 kilometers west of Gorahi, Dang's district headquarters. The central office contains 342 Bighas of donated land and 1336 Bighas of rich land in Deukhuri, Dang. The University Vidyapeetha, Central Library, Hostel, and Trilokeshwar Shivalaya have all added to the central office's attractiveness. Its liaison office is in Basantapur, Kathmandu.

    Nepal Sanskrit University was established by the activism of King Birendra Birvikram Shah and the dedication and hard work of the Sanskrit-loving Nepali people, which was started by the then King Mahendra Birvikram Shah to develop it as a center for the institutional and level development of Sanskrit education in Nepal.

    Nepal Sanskrit University is the country's second national university. The university provides Intermediate (Uttar Madhyama), Bachelors (Shastri), Masters (Acharya), and Doctoral courses in classical and modern Sanskrit. It also provides Intermediate Courses in Ayurvedic Medicine and condensed courses in Ayurvedacharya. This institution was created to feed everyone, particularly experts from other countries, with a comprehensive understanding of Sanskrit and to build Nepal as a learning center in Sanskrit. This university's main office is in Dang. The university includes 12 component campuses and one associated private institution spread around the country.

    Objectives of Establishing Nepal Sanskrit University:

    • Produce skilled labor by imparting Sanskrit education at the highest level in Nepal in a well-organized manner.
    • By learning, researching, maintaining, and spreading Sanskrit Vidya's unique achievements in numerous domains and transmitting high feelings like 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, Sarve Bhavantu Sukhin.'
    • Continuing Nepal's excellent history of Sanskrit study has existed since ancient times, creating self-sufficient human resources via Sanskrit education and meeting national demands.
    • According to societal demands, the classical and experimental subjects in Sanskrit literature would be exposed to components of knowledge and science through study, research, and training on multi-purpose topics like Ayurveda, Yoga, and Prakrit medicine.
    • To establish the institution as a knowledge and scientific coordinating hub.
    • Observing traditional religion, moral ideals, morality, and excellent character found in old literature, seeking peculiarities such as culture and civilization, and defending and promoting them.

    College Highlights 

    University Type

    Public Institution

    Established Year

    1986 A.D.

    Number of Courses

    5 Programs. Intermediate (Uttar Madhyama), Bachelors (Shastri), Masters (Acharya), and Doctoral courses in classical and modern Sanskrit

    Tuition Fees

    2 - 10 Lakhs depending on the course



    Main Intakes

    The main intake for programs provided at this college occurs in September.


    According to 20th rule of the National Medical Education Rules, 2077, 55 percent of the total scholarship seats to be provided to the Government of Nepal at the undergraduate level will be divided through open competition, and 45 percent will be distributed based on the following criteria:


    Seats (in percentage)





    Adhibasi Janajati


    Khas Aryan 








    Candidate from backward community




    Families of martyrs, families of the missing, families of wounded warriors, and victims of conflict


    Also doctoral students at Nepal Sanskrit University Dang will be eligible to apply for the award. The University Grants Commission's board of directors voted to enable students from Sanskrit universities to apply for scholarships.

    Application Process

    Eligibility for Admission for  Intermediate (Uttar Madhyama):

    Candidates must have passed the SLC/SEE level or an equivalent exam from a recognized institution in Nepal or overseas.

    Eligibility for Admission for Bachelors (Shastri):

    • Passed 10+2 Science or equivalent (including Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) with a total mark of 50% or a GPA of 2.4 OR
    • Secured a percentage comparable to above eligibility in certificate level programs (e.g., A-Level) with a different grading system OR
    • Applicants who have completed a Health Science Proficiency Certificate/Diploma (General Medicine, Medical Lab Technology, Ophthalmic Science, Dental Science, Pharmacy, Ayurveda, Radiography, Physiotherapy) with a minimum of 50% aggregate total marks AND
    • As part of a connected educational program, candidate must be registered with the Nepal Health Professional Council, Nepal Pharmacy Council, or Nepal Ayurveda Council.

    Eligibility for Admission for Masters (Acharya) and Doctoral courses in classical and modern Sanskrit:

    • The candidate should have a minimum of 50% in a relevant topic (under the 10+2+3 scheme) from a recognized board or university.

    Nepal Sanskrit University is dedicated to providing high-quality education ranging from Uttermadhyama to Ph.D. degrees in various fields. Aside from its constituent Viddyapeethas, NSU has affiliated with numerous Viddyapeethas and Campuses to run multiple programs.

    Students up to the Shastree level can pursue degrees in Sanskrit-based courses known as classical subjects and contemporary works.


    What courses does Nepal Sanskrit University offer?

    The university provides Bachelor (Shastri), Bachelor of Education, Masters (Acharya), and Doctoral programs in traditional and modern topics. It offers Ayurvedic intermediate courses, Bachelors of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), and Ayurvedacharya condensed courses.

    Where is Nepal Sanskrit University?

    Nepal Sanskrit University is located in Bijauri, Dang.

    When was Nepal Sanskrit University established?

    Nepal Sanskrit University was founded in December 1986.


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