Special Correspondent

SHIMOGA: The Tarunodaya Sanskrit Seva Samsthe has taken exception to not including Sanskrit lecturers in the recruitment of 1,600 lecturers for the pre-university colleges through the Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC).

Samsthe’s general secretary A.N. Vijayendra Rao said the Government had invited applications for 1,607 vacancies of lecturers for the pre-university colleges to be recruited through the KPSC. “But there has been no mention about Sanskrit in the list of subjects for which lecturers are to be recruited,” he said. He said that even in the last recruitment, applications were not called for the posts of Sanskrit lecturers.

Mr. Rao said it was unfortunate that while Sanskrit language was not being offered in the newly started pre-university colleges, the posts of Sanskrit lecturers lying vacant in the old colleges were not filled which showed the Government’s negligence towards Sanskrit language.

He requested the Government to give due importance to the Sanskrit language by recruiting lecturers in the pre-university colleges to teach the subject as it would go a long way in promoting study and research in it.

He said that he would bring this lacuna to the notice of the Minister for Higher Education D.H. Shankaramurthy urging him to include Sanskrit in the list of subjects while recruiting lecturers.