Kavikulguru Kalidas Sanskrit University (KKSU) is the institution dedicated to the advanced learning of Sanskrit, which is considered as one of the oldest languages on earth. It is situated at Ramtek in the state of Maharashtra in India. The University provides coursework in Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.), Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.), and a Ph.D. degree. KKSU is unique in nature in that it has innovative academic program and syllabus which focuses on modern approach to the Sanskrit language. In addition to preserving the traditional Sanskrit, it emphasizes on the study of science and technology in ancient India, which is exclusively described in old Sanskrit texts. It was established on September 18, 1997, and named after Kalidas, a legendary poet and Sanskrit pundit whose exceptional poems and dramas are praised all over the world. He is referred as "Shakespeare of India". It is believed that he wrote his poems while in the town of Ramtek - the reason for establishing the University at this place. Dr. Shrikant Jichkar who was the most educated person in India was the first Vice-Chancellor of the University. The University was started at the end of 1997. In the first academic year 1998-99 one course was started to attract students willing to learn in Sanskrit from the beginning. It was a beginning course and provided skills in Spoken Sanskrit and Written Sanskrit in short period and with little efforts. This (Agam) was the lone course started by the University in that academic year. In the next year i.e. 1999-2000 the number of courses rose to ten and after two years i.e. in the academic year 2001-02 the number of University courses has risen to a staggering number of 40. Courses available in the university are 1)Certificate Course in Vedic Studies 2) Certificate Course in Dance (Bharatnatyam) 3) Certificate Course in Gita 4) Certificate Course in Kathak 5) Certificate Course in Organic Farming 06) Junior Diploma in Dance (Bharatnatyam) 07) Junior Diploma in Folk Dance 08) Junior Diploma in Vedic Studies 09) Junior Diploma in Gita 10) Junior Diploma in Keertanshastra 11) Junior Diploma in Bhajan 12) Junior Diploma in Kathak 13) Senior Diploma in Keertanshastra 14) Senior Diploma in Vedic Studies 15) Senior Diploma in Dance (Bharatnatyam) 16) Senior Diploma in Gita 17) Senior Diploma in Kathak 18) Higher Diploma in Dance (Bharatnatyam) 19) Higher Dipl 20) Pre Degree Diploma in Dance 21) Sanskrit Agam (One year Diploma in Sanskrit) 22) Sanskrit Sadhana (One year Diploma in Sanskrit) 23) Sanskrit Parichaya (One year Diploma in Sanskrit) 24) Diploma in Prakrit 25) Diploma in Purana 26) Diploma in Jainology 27) Diploma in Ayurved (for foreign students) 28) Diploma in Ecology 29) Diploma in Yogashastra 30) Diploma in Pali 31) Diploma in German Language 32) Diploma in Vastushastra 33) Diploma in Vedanga Jyotish 34) Diploma in Ramayan and Mahabharat 35) Diploma in Indian Culture and Values 36) Diploma in Music 37) Diploma in Upanishadas 38) Diploma in Yoga, Naturopathy and Dietetics (DYND) 39) Diploma in Functional Sanskrit 40) Diploma in Indology 41) P.G. Diploma in Computer Application 42) Vedanta and Sanskrutam 43) P.G. Diploma in Buddhist Studies 44) P.G. Diploma in Teaching Sanskrit through English 45) P.G. Diploma in Yogic Sciences 46) P.G. Diploma in Appreciation of Indian Art 47) P.G. Diploma in Environmental Management 48) B.A. Sanskrit (Visharad) 49) B.A. Additional Sanskrit 50) B.A. Pali (Visharad) 51) B.A. Vedanga Jyotish 52) B.A. Vedic Studies 53) B.A. Yogashastra 54) B.A. Civil Services 55) B.A. Professional (Vyavasaik) 56) B.A. Keertanshastra 57) B.A. Travel and Tourism 58) Bachelor of Yoga, Naturopathy and Dietetics (BYND) 59) Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) (Bharatnatyam) 60) Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) 61) Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) 62) M.A. Sanskrit 63) M.A. Keertanshastra 64) M.A. Yogashastra 65) M.A. Vedanga Jyotish 66) Master of Fine Arts (MFA) (Bharatnatyam) 67) M. Phil Sanskrit
The following is the list of proceedings by scholars from Kavikulguru Kalidas Sanskrit University that are published in OMICS International journals and conferences.