The move is part of the government’s efforts to promote Sanskrit. Sanskrit is being encouraged as their main subject in the civil service examination of the candidates.
Within two years, candidates with Sanskrit language have secured top ten position in the state civil service examination. Four of them have been selected as government employees. The other nine have qualified for other competitive exams.
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According to an official spokesperson, under the free training program of the Uttar Pradesh Sanskrit Institute (UPSS), candidates selected in Sanskrit are being prepared for the civil service from preliminary examination to interview.
The whole session lasts for 10 months, where the training is done in three stages where grammar, linguistics, philosophy, Sanskrit theatrics, prose and poetry, will be taught by experts.
Candidates between the ages of 21 to 35, who have completed a bachelor’s or equivalent examination from a UGC recognized university, are eligible.
The admission process for the program will be done online and the application form filling date has been fixed from August to August to September 5.
The entrance test for the third session will be held at various centers in the state capital at the end of September 2021. Results will be announced at the end of October.
The exam will have 100 bilingual (Sanskrit and Hindi) questions. Of these, 85 questions will be from general studies and 15 from Sanskrit general knowledge, grammar and literature. Students can register on the UPSS website.
Students who have passed the preliminary examination of UPSC 2020-21 will be given direct admission. Under this, 15 students will be taken and given a scholarship of Rs 3,000 per month, if they have 75% attendance and good monthly progress report.
UPSS President Bachaspati Mishra said, “The government will also open a new training center at Gorakhpur in UPSS Lucknow to create employment through the promotion of Sanskrit language in the eastern region.”
Pawan Kumar, director of UPSS, said efforts were being made to encourage Sanskrit adoption in the country’s highest examinations.
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