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
- 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
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
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.
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.