Besides getting free education, the cost of clothing, food and accommodation for the selected students will be borne by the Vidyalaya.
The last day of application is 3rd June and applicants have to undergo a screening test and interview on 5th June at Central building (Medha Bhavan) of Vivekananda University.
The financially weak but meritorious students will be given financial assistance to complete their undergraduate and post-graduate programmes.
It may be recalled that Mamata Banerjee has upgraded the Sanskrit College into a University, the only of its kind in the country. Taught as a third language in early 1980s, it was earlier declared as a ‘dead language’ by the Left Front government and was discontinued.
The interest in Sanskrit is increasing with students opting for on-line courses in the language and it is noteworthy that students from countries like Japan are coming to Varanasi and Rishikesh to learn the language. The Heidelberg University in Germany has a Sanskrit department.
The original books in the six Indian philosophical systems are written in Sanskrit. There are books on literature, drama and medicine.