809 vacant teacher posts at Sanskrit universities

A total of 809 teacher posts out of 1,748 are vacant at Sanskrit universities and institutions funded by India’s central and state governments, reports the Press Trust of India.

Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said the government had launched a special drive to fill these vacancies and is engaging guest and part-time faculty to address the shortage in the meantime.

There are about 120 universities that offer Sanskrit [an ancient Indic language that is the language of Hinduism and the Vedas and is the classical literary language of India] as a subject or language and there are 15 Sanskrit universities. Three of those are deemed universities that are fully funded by central government. A thousand Sanskrit colleges are affiliated to these universities, the minister said.
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