No students in this school: Sanskrit institute with four teachers in dire straits

From a distance, this government-run Sanskrit school in Sikar district of Rajasthan appears like any other run-down school with the building in need of paint. But once you enter the premises, it becomes clear that something else is amiss. The school is erringly quiet – there are no children on the small playground or, for that matter, in the classrooms. The Government Upper Primary Sanskrit School in Pratappura village has six classrooms, four teachers — but not a single student. The teachers report for work at about 8am, water the…

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Patiala: 150-year-old govt Sanskrit Mahavidyalya in shambles; authorities ignorant

The central government is aiming at reviving traditional languages, including Sanskrit, but the over 150- year-old Government Sanskrit Mahavidyalya here has been left to rot. Running in the interior of the royal city since 1860, the institute, which runs from a dilapidated building, already declared ‘unsafe’ by the public works department (PWD), suffers from shortage of teachers and lack of interest among students to opt for Sanskrit in higher studies. The college has witnessed zero admission for the past two academic sessions, said Simrat Kaur, principal of Prof Gursewak Singh…

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