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How to get financial assistance for Sanskrit education development

Are you managing a school where Sanskrit is taught the traditional way? You can avail of financial aid for the teachers, for the purchase of Sanskrit books, for research projects, etc from Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, a Deemed University under the aegis of the Ministry of H.R.D., Govt. of India. Details of the various schemes to promote the development of Sanskrit education and the amounts offered under each have been provided in this article.

Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, a Deemed University with over a dozen campuses and more than 60 affiliated institutions, is under the aegis of the Ministry of H.R.D., Government of India. To promote Sanskrit language , the institute is inviting applications for financial assistance for the academic year 2019-2020 under various schemes for the development of Sanskrit education.

Types of Schemes

  1. Financial Assistance for Sanskrit Teaching: Under this scheme, financial assistance is offered for the following:
    • For Sanskrit teachers to the traditional Sanskrit Pathshalas/Schools/Mahavidyalayas.
      Amount: Rs. 8000/- per month for one teacher for the first year and thereafter on the basis of a progress report. It may be given thereafter for up to a maximum of four teachers per institute on the basis of the number of students.
    • For Teachers of modern subjects in traditional Sanskrit Pathshalas/Schools/Mahavidyalayas which are imparting Sanskrit teaching on traditional lines only.
      Amount: Rs. 8000/- per month per teacher and thereafter on the basis of a progress report. It may be enhanced for up to a maximum of three teachers per institute.
    • For Sanskrit teachers in Secondary/Higher Secondary schools belonging to the State Government.
      Amount: Rs. 8000/- per month per teacher.

  2. Samman Rashi to eminent Sanskrit Pandits in indigent circumstances.
    Amount: Rs. 36000/- p.a.
  3. Financial assistance to NGOs/Deemed Sanskrit Universities/Universities for various research projects and programs and activities for the promotion of Sanskrit.
    Amount: up to 100% expenditure, but will be restricted as per the budget allocation.
  4. Financial assistance for publication, reprint of rare Sanskrit books and bulk purchase of Sanskrit books.
    Amount: up to 80% for Original Work and 50% for Ph.D./thesis work of total expenditure restricted as per budget allocation to publication, reprint of rare Sanskrit books and bulk purchase of Sanskrit books.
  5. Financial assistance for utilization of services of retired/eminent literary Sanskrit scholars (Shastra Chudamani).
    Amount: Rs.10,000/-p.m.
  6. Financial assistance to registered academic organizations to conduct vocational training courses for the students of traditional Sanskrit Pathshalas/institutions.
    Amount: Rs.42,000/- .
  7. Financial institutions to Universities/Deemed Universities/CBSE/NCERT/SCERT, etc to improve standards of Sanskrit teaching.
    Amount: as per budget allocation.
  8. Financial assistance under the scheme of 'Ashtaadashi' – Eighteen projects for sustaining the growth of Sanskrit recommended by the Committee constituted to suggest vision and a road map for the development of Sanskrit with a ten-year perspective plan. The list of projects and other details for this scheme are given at: http://www.sanskrit.nic.in/uploads/2019_03_05_Notification_Ashtadashi.pdf.

Last date for receipt of the application for all the schemes: 30th June 2019.

How to apply

The application forms and terms & conditions regarding each scheme is available at the official website of Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan.

The application should be submitted in the prescribed form (for each scheme a separate application) which is available at the official website. Send the application by speed post/ Registered Post through Competent Authority in a closed envelope super-scribing "FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE UNDER SCHEME FOR 2019-20" to:
  • The Registrar, Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan,
    56-57, Institutional Area, Janakpuri,
    New Delhi-110058.

Note: An application which is received via email or is delivered by hand or is not in the prescribed format or is incomplete in any way, will not be accepted.

Contact information

Address: as given above.
Ph: 011-28523949, 28520979 extn. 231 (of Registrar).
Website: http://www.sanskrit.nic.in/.

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Author: Umesh15 Mar 2019 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 2

Very useful and detailed information for obtaining financial aid for Sanskrit education development. The scheme of the HRD Ministry really deserves applause for it, as it is encouraging and motivating the people engaged in the areas of Sanskrit education. As this language is not in the mainstream and confined to the literary or research work, people are not exposed to it. At the same time, Sanskrit has got good recognition in some of the countries like Germany where many people do research work in it as there is a lot of literature and original material available written in this language and scholars are unearthing those hidden treasures.

So such schemes from the Govt will definitely encourage the Sanskrit teachers and they should take advantage of this by applying for the same in time.

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