The Department of Sanskrit is one of the oldest departments in Shivaji College. It has also one of the best faculties in the University of Delhi. The faculty’s expertise is in Sanskrit Grammar, Philosophy, Literature, Culture and Religion, and Indian Epigraphy.
The Department provides the students with latest developments in Sanskrit knowledge and and consistently engage in academic activities to catapult the Department to newer heights. The faculty in Sanskrit Department have specialisation in different branches of knowledge, such as Dr. Rajneesh in Vedic literature, Mr. Meghraj Meena in Indian Philosophy, and Dr. Sukhram in Grammar. The Department collaborates with the university in teaching students at postgraduate levels, particular the specialised papers. Sanskrit, being a classical language, attracts few but genuinely interested students.
The students of the Department show great participation spirit in various inter-college competitions. They have won prizes in Sanskrit debate and poetry recitation competitions. The Department of Sanskrit takes pride in being the first one to have organised an Inter-College Sanskrit Quiz Competition in 1987. It was a great success and attended by an overwhelming crowd.