Sanskrit is the most ancient language in India and is considered as the mother of all other languages.
Bachelor of Arts in Sanskrit is an under graduate 3 year degree often known as SHASTRI is equivalent to any traditional Degree from any University or recognized examining body or B.A in 10+2+3 education pattern(with Sanskrit as one of the main subject).
Not only in India but Sanskrit is perfect among other languages in the world. It is the greatest treasure ancient India has given to the world.
It is generally accepted by scholars and widely believed in India that modern languages such as Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi are descendants of the Sanskrit language.
Now where there are people learning languages such as German, French and Spanish equally people around the world are developing there interest towards Sanskrit Language. Even in India Government is promoting and encouraging people to learn Sanskrit Language and withhold degree/ B.A/ under graduate program in Sanskrit Language. Shastri is given importance and opens up great career opportunities.
B.A Sanskrit awarded as Shastri is a three year under graduate program/degree. The course concentrates on giving students thorough grounding in the Sanskrit language and the bulk of teaching proceeds by the reading and explication of classical text. The students can learn by classroom lectures, online classes, recorded lectures, one-to-one learning session. Subjects typically covered under the B.A in Sanskrit under graduate degree are Hindi, English ,Sanskrit Grammar, Public administration ,history EVS and Sanskrit etc.
As where there is mass crowd pursuing common under graduate program in English, Hindi, Commerce, Geography and History etc. then there the B.A Sanskrit opens up a wide opportunity as the demand of the language is high and people having written or spoken knowledge of Sanskrit language is less moreover people holding B.A degree in Sanskrit Language or Shastri is even lesser. To meet up the requirement Government/ Universities/ Colleges are offering their hand to encourage people to pursue B.A Degree or undergraduate program in Sanskrit Language. B.A in Sanskrit is the only under graduate degree program which apart from Graduation awards title of “Shastri”.
Universities/ Colleges are making it interesting through their online learning program, which allows the students to pursue it at ease. Sanskrit is an ancient language that used to be spoken widely across India and surrounding regions. All our ancient literatures and scriptsare written in Sanskrit Language. Even many monuments in Indian are embossed with some write-ups in Sanskrit Language. All our Vedas are written in Sanskrit Language.
There are various Job opportunities for people who are able to speak, write and understand Sanskrit Language.
The Career paths for the people fluent in Sanskrit or holding an under graduate/ B.A / Shastri in Sanskrit are Interpreter, Translator, Technical Writer, Post-Secondary Teachers, Voice Associates to name a few in both private and public sector. Even Specific Government departments like Archeology and Army welcomes the Shastri with open heart. The B.A in Sanskrit is definitely the Program to help students to learn a widely recognized language ensuring job opportunity. The under graduate Sanskrit Degree ensures a growing Career Path. In this era where everyone is running in the same race, Shastri/under graduate /B.A in Sanskrit is offering an opportunity to stand out of the rat race.
Holding a Bachelor of Arts in Sanskrit or Shastri apart from ensuring successful career it also ensures social respect and status. The undergraduate program in Sanskrit itself presents a picture of people as honest, wise, intellectual and ocean of wisdom. Having the knowledge of Sanskrit language earns social respect for person. Sanskrit presents itself as ocean of wisdom and no one can doubt its wide scope both in terms of knowledge and opportunity.
WE invite you to suggest more about the scope of Sanskrit in the comment .
Dr. Amit Kumar