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SC accepts no-exam plan on Sanskrit

Students may continue to study German as an optional subject, Centre informs Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday accepted the Centre’s proposal to not conduct examinations for those students of Kendriya Vidyalayas who switched to Sanskrit as third language in the academic year of 2014-15.

Noting that the government’s proposal was practical, the Bench of Justices Anil R. Dave and Kurian Joseph, however, said the government might have German as an optional subject for the students.

The court disposed of the petition filed by 22 parents of KV students from various parts of the country challenging the circular issued by the Ministry of Human Resources Development replacing German with Sanskrit as third language in Class six to eight starting this year.

“There will be no examinations for the students of Class six, seven and eight for third language [Sanskrit] this academic session and students can be assessed for German as an optional subject,” Justice Dave observed.

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