Maharashtra State had no Sanskrit University before 1997. The former Prime Minister of India, Hon'ble Shri P.V. Narasimha Rao, who was a great scholar of Sanskrit, always insisted that Maharashtra with its great tradition of Sanskrit learning should have an independent University.
The initiative of Hon’ble Shri.P.V. Narasimha Rao with the strong motivation of Late Shri Sudhakarrao Naik and the tireless efforts of Dr. Shrikant Jichkar in creating a non-formal and well-structured model for the University have helped the smooth establishment and take-off of this University.
The University was established on 18th September 1997. The place Ramtek, which is a township in Nagpur district, was selected because it is connected to the name of a great poet of the world, Kavikulaguru Kalidas. Kavikulaguru Kalidas Sanskrit University of Maharashtra is unique in nature and is entirely different from all the existing Sanskrit Universities in academic nature.
KKSU has innovative academic programs and syllabus having modern subjects skillfully combined with traditional Sanskrit. On one hand, the courses emphasize on modernity and on the other hand they strive to preserve tradition. All the courses of K.K. Sanskrit University are consultancy-oriented. The University has special emphasis on Science and Technology in ancient India as preserved in the Sanskrit texts.
Sanskrit language is the soul of Indian land, which can never be separated from the echoes of various speeches of this land. It had been, for ages, the language of the thinking class of the country, which was an apt instrument used by them to communicate their ideology to others.