New Delhi: After the issues of the fourth cut-off list on Sunday evening, many Delhi University (DU) colleges have close the admissions for various courses, but the admissions for Hindi and Sanskrit are still open in several colleges as few students enrolled for these courses.
As per sources, the students preferred to get enrolled in English courses with the release of first and second cut-off lists, but Hindi and Sanskrit continued to lose their charm as few students enrolled in it. Absence of these subjects in the school curriculum especially in Class 12 is supposed to be the major reason behind its low popularity among students.
According to the statement of Sarita Sharma, Professor of Sanskrit, Kamala Nehru College, Sanskrit is not taught in class 11 and 12, especially in Delhi schools. So, if a students doesn’t study that subject after class 10, they lose that connect with it. She also said that it is also not perceived as very popular in the job market. This mindset has led to a general disinterest. She also added it is not a very easy subject to tackle.
On the other hand, teachers claimed that there are plenty of opportunities in the market for those students who actually do pursue the subjects at higher levels.
Sarita Sharma also said in her statement that for students who finish class 12 with 70% or more, there are scholarships granted by the Delhi Sanskrit Academy and the Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan. She also stated that, students who graduate with an honours degree in the subject have several opportunities to study in India and abroad, because a lot of universities in the USA provide a lot of scope for research in Sanskrit.
As per information, DU officials claimed that the varsity is in trying to encourage students to take up these languages and avoid beliefs about lack of opportunities. A senior DU official said students who study Hindi and Sanskrit have a plethora of opportunities and we are trying to encourage them further.