Ekalavya Campus of Central Sanskrit University, New Delhi is Situated in the state of Tripura. The kingdom of Tripura in its peak included the whole eastern region of Bengal from the Brahmaputra river in the north and west, the Bay of Bengal in the South and Burma to the east during the 14th and 15th centuries A.D. Maharaja Kriti Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur, the last ruler of the princely state of Tripura, Who ruled from 1947-1949, after whom the kingdom merged with India on 9th September 1949 and the administration was taken over on 15th October 1949 with Agartala its Capital. Tripura became a Union Territory on 1 July 1963 and attained the status of a full-fledged state on 21 January 1972.
Agartala, the Capital of Tripura is second largest city in Northeast India after Guahati both in Municipal area and population. Tripura is called the land of Tribal Peoples. Among the 19 Tribal groups Tripuri, Riang, Jamatia, Chakma, Halam, Lusai and Mogs are the dominant groups in the state. After partition of India in 1947 a huge numbers of Bengli people migrated to Tripura. The state via Agartala Airport connected with other parts of India. There are direct flight connections to Kolkata, Delhi, Silchar, Aizwal, Guahati, Bangalore, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Mumbai. Agartala Airport is the second bigest airport in Northeast India after Guwahati. National Highway No 44 connects Agartala to Assam and the rest of india by road, also known as the lifeline of Tripura. Since June 2008 Tripura has been connected to other cities in India trough Agartala Railway Station. Among the places of interest the Ujjayanta Palace (Palace of the Tripura Kings) is a tourist attraction of Agartala. The name Ujjayanta Palace was given by the famous poet Rabindranath Tagore. The famous poet visited the state of the Tripura quite a certain amount of time. He had a differnt heart for this kingdom and loved it a lot. Jagannath Temple, Umamaheswar Temple, Venuban Buddha Vihar, Krishna Mandir, Malancha Niwas, Sipahijala, Neermahal ( Palace amidst a natural Lake, Rudrasagar), Pilak (Buddhist Scripture of 7th & 8th centaury ) , Unokoti, Kamalasagar, Jampui Hill (The Kashmir of Tripura which produces Orange), Matabari (at Udaipur), Chaturdash Devata mandir are interested places for tourists. Durga puja and Saraswati puja are celebrated with great grandeur and ecstatic enthusiasm, which reflect the influence of the culture of the Bengalis. Among the native Tripuri festivals, the most famous are Kharachi and Garia festivals and Tring the Tripuri new year celebrations. There are several universities such as Tripura University (A Central University), ICFAI University, IGNOU Centre, Sikkim Manipal University of Agartala centre working in Tripura. Many Technical Colleges, Medical Colleges, Professional Colleges, General Degree Colleges, Colleges for Art & Music are also functioning in Tripura State.
The Ekalavya Campus of Central Sanskrit University is opened on 04-06-2013 in Swami Vivekananda Mahavidyalaya, Mohanpur, P.O - Fatikchera, via - Kamalghat, West Tripura -799210 is nearly 15 kms away from the Agartala capital amidst the natural beauty of Tea Garden. The Campus is now running at Radhanagr, near Buddhamandir, Old IASE building. Within 1 to 2 years the campus will be shifted to its own building at Vill & P.O - Debendra Chandra Nagar (Lembuchera) which is only 9 kms away from Agartala in the same direction. The Ekalavya Campus strives to translate into reality the vision and mission of Central Sanskrit University. Goals and objectives of the campus are to preserve Sanskrit Language and its multitudinous disciples of Shastriya Tradition to maintain and elevated standard of Guru-Shishya Parampara. The Campus has started for imparting education in various programmes via Prak Shastri, Shastri & Acharya with Vyakaran, Shahitya, Vedanta, Dharmashastra, Boudha Darshan and Jyotisha subjects to the students. Shiksha Shastri (B.Ed) Course is proposed to start along with other streams. Research Programme leading to the degree of Vidyavaridhi (Ph.D) is also offered. The subject like Computer Education, Environment Studies, Hindi, English, Bengali, History, Political Science are also taught up to UG level as a part of the Course. It is pertinent to mention here that this Campus has been established in rural area and there is enough scope to promote and propagate the Sanskrit all over the state and in Northeast region. The people of the state are very polite and strongly believe in religion related ceremonies and cultural matters. As such, Campus accelerates it efforts to connect the maximum number of local communities to the fields of Sanskrit. Definitely the students of the Campus will do commendable job in brining the communities nearer to the Campus in coming days.