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. It is actively engaged with the University for teaching students at Postgraduate levels, particular the specialized 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 in fact won prizes in Sanskrit Debate and Poetry Recitation competitions. The Department of Sanskrit takes pride in being the first one to have organized an Inter-College Sanskrit Quiz Competition in 1987. It was a great success and attended by an overwhelming crowd. It was not long ago that such quiz competitions came to be initiated by other institutions.