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Sanskrit has a bright future!

Jul 09, 2020

By: Student Contributor, University Blog Team

Sanskrit is the classical and literary language of medieval India and also that of Nepal. It is formed as the primary language of Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Jainism. Sanskrit is deep-rooted and is a language of high culture, as it forms the basis of a number of modern Indian languages. All the religious and philosophical works of ancient India have been written in Sanskrit. It was used as a dialect in the ancient period but gradually got replaced by other languages.

Sanskrit holds the recognition of being the oldest Indo-European language for which substantial written document is a testimony. The body of Sanskrit literature embodies a rich tradition of poetry and drama alongside scientific, technical and religious texts.

If one attempts to understand India and its rich cultural heritage, it’s knowledge ethos, then one has to follow Sanskrit. Since all ancient texts and scriptures are written in this language form. It has also been revealed that Sanskrit is the language of the future, for it is touted to be most suited for computers.

Sanskrit marks as the second language during the early Vedic period. Many efforts have been made and undertaken for its revival. About a decade back, In the year 2010, Uttarakhand became the first state in the country to have Sanskrit as its second official language and Himachal Pradesh too walked the same path in declaring Sanskrit as its second official language in the year 2019. Hence the scope of learning Sanskrit and making it as a career choice is definitely boosting.

A study in Sanskrit can open up a vast number of career possibilities. Such as:

  • Sanskrit Teacher
  • Online Transcriber
  • Interpreter
  • Content writer- Editor, Language-specific
  • Prak-Shastri
  • Acharya
  • Author/ Novelist

The Sanskrit courses do not only teach the language but also include a vast treasure trove of wisdom. Following which one can specialize in subjects like yoga, Vastu shastra, poetics, Indian drama, Vedic studies, astrology and Ayurveda.

The scope of research is broad with ample job opportunities. Going for a teaching profession either in schools or universities is the first career choice one can make if pursuing Sanskrit as a discipline. Armed with a proper professional degree in the subject, the candidate can land in a well-paying job in different schools or universities of high repute.

There is a dearth of good translators and Interpreters. Translators are required in various fields for translations of documents scripted in Sanskrit. Also, an Interpreter’s job is similar to a translator’s job only except when they have to interpret a different language into Sanskrit.

It has a bright future in the area of computers as well. It has been identified as a computer-friendly language. It has a lot to offer in the areas of artificial intelligence, Robotics and Biomechanics.
These days BPOs are also looking at recruiting candidates proficient in the Sanskrit language for voice profiles. These candidates aid in solving queries of the Sanskrit speaking populace.
As the World is changing rapidly in terms of technology and communication, it is only shrinking and bringing us all closer to our roots. Reviving it and going back to where it all began.