Maharishi Valmiki Chair was established by the Punjab Government in the Campus of Punjabi University, Patiala, on 16.10.1995. The main aim of department is to undertake the ethentic research on the life and work of Maharishi Valmiki Ji. Through books,seminars,lectures etc.the department is commited for propagting the ever pervanding and imperishable ideas visualized by the pioneer poet of Sanskrit Literature.
Organisation of National and International seminars has been a significant achievement of the department.During last 22 years about 25 books with research papers of distigunish schlors has been published.
This is a purely reserch department. Its main aim is to undertake authentic reserch on the life and personality of Rishi Valmiki, the pioneer poet of classical Sanskrit literature and his writings Ramayan and other works related to him.
Maharishi Valmiki Chair organized a Musical programme related valmiki chalisa on 20-3-2013 at Punjabi University Patiala. Popular Singer Anil Sagar recited Valmiki Mahima in Musical form. Popular Kattha vachak Acharya Ashwini narrated his views on different aspects on Ramayana.
The following books has been published with the finacial help of Punjab Government, Central Valmik Sabha, U.K. and Punjabi University, Patiala.
Their is vast scope of research for Valmiki chair as Maharishi Valmiki has given large literature in the form of Ramayana and MahaRamayana with 56,000 salokas in total which comprises to 2,24000 lines.