Nepal Sanskrit University

nameNepal Sanskrit University
native_nameनेपाल संस्कृत विश्वविद्यालय
chancellorPrime Minister of Nepal
vice_chancellorProf. Dr. Yadav Prakash Lamichhane
cityBeljhundi, Dang

Nepal Sanskrit University (formerly Mahendra Sanskrit University) was established in December 1986 and has its central office at Beljhundi in Dang district of Lumbini Province, Nepal. It is 13 km away from the city of Ghorahi.


  • To fulfill the need for an autonomous institution for teaching/learning activities and research of Sanskrit at many levels.
  • To systematize Sanskrit education up to the highest level in the country.
  • To preserve and promote Sanskrit education in sectors of Nepalese society.
  • To develop the Nepal into a centre for learning through Sanskrit education. The university offers Bachelor (Shastri), Bachelor of Education, Masters (Acharya) and Doctoral courses in classical and modern subjects. It offers intermediate in Ayurveda, Bachelors Of Ayurvedic Medicine And Surgery (BAMS) and condensed courses for Ayurvedacharya.

The university has 12 constituent and 13 affiliated Vidhyapeetha (campuses) around the country.

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

NSU offers facilities for degree and non-degree research works based on Sanskrit. It organizes training programs on Vedic and Buddhist teaching and Yoga training.


The Prime Minister is the chancellor of Nepal Sanskrit University. The pro-chancellor is the Minister for Education. The vice-chancellor is the chief administrator.

On May 12, 2002, fire caused 27.5 million rupees worth of damage.

Affiliated campuses

  • Balmiki Vidyapith, Kathmandu
  • Pindeshwor Vidyapeeth, Dharan, Sunsari
  • Janata Vidyapith, Dang
  • Bishow Bidhalaya Vidyapith, Beljhundi, Dang
  • Central Ayurveda Vidyapith, Beljhundi, Dang
  • Kalika Sanskrit Vidyapith, Nawalpur
  • Harihar Sanskrit Vidyapith, Argakhanchi
  • Sharada Vidyapith, Mahandranagar, Kanchanpur
  • BPK Sanskrit Vidyapith, Solukhumbu
  • Bhanu Sanskrit Vidyapith, Tanahun
  • Vindabashini Vidyapith, Kaski
  • Yjnayavalkya Lakshminarayan Vidyapeeth, Matihani, Mahottari
  • RuRu Sanskrit Vidyapith, Gulmi
  • Janakhajari Vidyapith, Janakpur, Dhanusha
  • Radhadamodar Sanskrit Vidyapith, Syangja