NEW DELHI: The Centre on Monday informed the Supreme Court that it had sought necessary clarification from the CBSE over its mandatory rule of studying three-year course for third language as Sanskrit.
The CBSE has clarified to the government that Kendriya Vidyalaya students will be eligible to sit for X Board exam even if they don’t study Sanskrit for three years in continuation. The court is likely to hear the case on Tuesday.
The Centre’s submission came after the court there had asked it to clarify the implications of its decision, to introduce Sanskrit in place of German as the third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas, on students who will appear for the Xth Board Examination next year.
Meanwhile, the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan(KVS) too had filed its affidavit before the court and informed that there will be no examination for third language this academic session for those students who have to take Sanskrit midway in place of German.
The KVS’ letter to the CBSE said this arrangement to exempt students from appearing in third language in class eight is in conflict with the scheme of studies prescribed by the Board. “It is expected that all the students would have studied three languages up to class eight.” the letter said.