In a big relief to thousands of students, the Supreme Court on Tuesday accepted the proposal forwarded by the Centre that no exam for the third Indian language, including Sanskrit, will be conducted in government-run Kendriya Vidyalaya schools in the current academic year.
The apex court, in its ruling, also agreed to Centre’s proposal that students will take exam on Sanskrit or any third modern Indian language from the next academic session, the PTI reported.
Based on the Centre’s recommendations, the apex court further ordered that KV students can take exams for German language as an optional subject in the present academic year.
The SC further added that it would be the choice of students to learn German or any other language as optional subjects.
The Centre wanted to replace German language with Sanskrit in Kendriya Vidyalayas but conceded before the Supreme Court that no exam would be conducted for the subject in the current session.
The Centre’s decision not to conduct exam for Sanskrit, introduced in the mid of the ongoing session, came after the apex court, in the last hearing, expressed concerns that students would be burdened and suffer because of government’s decision.
Meanwhile, the students, who had been studying German as third language, can continue to study the foreign language as an additional subject in the present session, attorney general Mukul Rohatgi said appearing before a bench headed by Justice AR Dave.