No takers for Sanskrit courses despite centre's push

The central government has been pushing Sanskrit as a study medium, but there seem to be no takers for the Vedic language. One-third of nearly 150 departments of higher education in Sanskrit had to shut down in the last three years due to low enrolment in Sanskrit courses, writes Richa Sharma for The New Indian Express.

An internal assessment by the Ministry of Human Resource Development on the status of Sanskrit education in the country found that undergraduate and postgraduate departments in Sanskrit universities were closed as no students opted for them.

“The NDA [National Democratic Alliance] government has been criticised for saffronising education by introducing Sanskrit. Students are not interested in the language as they see no job prospects,” an official said, adding that there was a need to create job opportunities in Sanskrit.
Full report on The New Indian Express site