According to the analysis of All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE), there has been an increase in the number of students opting for a Ph.D. programme in Indian languages.
The Ph.D. programme in Indian languages is further divided into 11 sub-teams. The number of students who opted for the Ph.D. programme in Indian languages has increased from 5,874 in (2014-15) to 7,850 in (2017-18) as per the survey.
At the PG level, over 3.28 lakh students are studying Indian languages out of which 1.25 lakh students are males and the remaining 2.02 lakh are female students. The most popular Indian language is Hindi. The number of students enrolled in Hindi at PG level is 1,29,440. Followed by that is Bengali (35,238 students), Urdu (23,000 students) and then Sanskrit. Sanskrit has a total number of 26,886 students with 61.3% female students at postgraduate level.
Meanwhile, HRD Ministry has taken an initiative to impart education in the mother tongue for the students at the elementary level. As per the sources, Delhi government will start 70 Sanskrit Centres and will also organise a Sanskrit Festival in October to promote the same.
More and more people all over the world are gaining interest in Indian languages, especially Sanskrit. This has helped in creating more opportunities in the respective field. Yoga has been one of the main reason in the growing global interest of Sanskrit language.