K J SOMAIYA CAMPUS, MUMBAI is one of the Campuses of CENTRAL SANSKRIT UNIVERSITY which is located at Financial Capital Town, Mumbai. With rapid change and growth in Western culture and tradition here, the people are eager and wish to study Sanskrit for their ‘Personality Development’ and ‘Mental Health’ and for ‘Peace cum Integration’.
Especially, the scientific study of “Science in Sanskrit” with collaboration of Somaiya Trust, Mumbai University, IIT, Mumbai and BARC is the main motto and aim behind establishment of this campus.
With the offer of allotting One Acre of land by SOMAIYA TRUST, Vidya Vihar and with the efforts of University in concern with Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India and on the recommendations of the committee vide decision taken on 31-03-2002 the Campus has started functioning on 16th May, 2002 and up to the construction of Campus building, the Somaiya Trust has provided their own accommodation.
At present, Three Departments – Jyotisha, Sahitya, Vyakarana are running in this campus from Prak-Shastri (10+2) to Vidya-Varidhi (Ph. D.) level. Also, one Unit of Shiksha-Shastri (B. Ed.) professional course with the approval of NCTE has been running in this campus since the academic year2006-07.
The procedure for construction of campus building of University is at final stage and it is expected that the blue print on paper will shortly become perceptible. Moreover, this campus has been declared as ‘Centre for Sanskrit-Science Study’ and it is sure that the research work in this area will be carried out effectively and gives practical results at the earliest.