Sanskrit Courses in India


Sanskrit has its roots deep into the Indian culture. It is said to be the spoken language of the ancient India. Many of the Indian Languages are influenced by or carried out from Sanskrit. Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Assamese, Bengali etc. are few of the languages that grew on the base of Sanskrit.

Though it is less used as spoken language in modern days, it is recognized as one of the scheduled languages of India and is the second official language of Uttarakhand. In few of the places of Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha, the people are trying to use the language for day to day communication as part of revival of the language.

Courses offered and academic eligibility:

  • Certificate course in Sanskrit: Passing in School secondary Board examination
  • Diploma in Sanskrit: Passing in 10+2 from a recognized board
  • B.A. (Sanskrit Literature/ Oriental Language): Passing in 10+2 from a recognized board
  • M.A. (Sanskrit): A Bachelor degree in the language or equivalent
  • Language Pandit: A Bachelor or Master degree in the language or equivalent
  • M.Phil. in Sanskrit: Master degree in the language or equivalent
  • Ph.D. in Sanskrit: Master degree in the language or equivalent

For some of the programs like M.Phil. and Ph.D. the admission procedure involves entrance test.

Several other organizations like Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan courses that could be taken besides regular schooling. Each program is the eligibility to the next higher program. The completion of the courses is equivalent to 10+2, Bachelor degree, B.Ed., Post Graduation, M.Ed., Ph.D. and D.Litt., according to the course.

Career prospect and expected salary:

The language provides number of opportunities for the enthusiasts.

Teaching profession: Teacher, lecturer, Assistant Professor and Professor are the major occupations of the field. For being a teacher, the candidate must possess a bachelor degree in the language besides the bachelor degree in education or equivalent. Teacher Eligibility Test (TET/CTET) is an eligibility test for being qualified as a teacher. Though few of the private organizations recruit the teachers who didn’t qualify TET or CTET, the graduate teachers seeking jobs in Government bodies in teaching positions must qualify the exam. National Eligibility Test (NET) is the test for getting eligibility for lectureship and also for getting an opportunity for the fellowship grant.

The average salary range starts with Rs. 5000/- and above for a fresh private teacher and Rs.9000/- and above for a government teacher. The average salary for a private lecturer starts from Rs. 8000/- and above and Rs.15,000/- and above for a government lecturer .

News paper, Radio and television: Few of the newspapers are published in Sanskrit. The language proficient can be a journalist of such papers or can write articles in other languages regarding Sanskrit language. News readers and program developers are recruited by radio and television media. Few of the channels and radio channels conduct programs related to or in the language that provides scope for the language experts. Some of the times even film industry choose the experts if the subject or script related to the language.

Translation:

Translators are in great demand that the present generation feels they deserve to know what our epics and Vedas say. Many enthusiasts work for publications or work individually and gain handsome amount.

Thus the language provides great number of opportunities that could compete with the opportunities in scientific fields.

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