Sanskrit in Schools

By | July 18, 2016

Sanskrit in Schools

Government of India had constituted a Committee under the Chairmanship of Shri N. Gopalaswami, Chancellor, Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupati to suggest a long term vision and road map for the development of Sanskrit. The Committee has, inter-alia, recommended the following:

(i) National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) may collect data of the number of sanctioned posts of teachers in every state, number of posts filled and the number of vacant posts in all the Government schools, Aided schools and Private schools.

(ii) NCERT may prepare a status report of the Text Books of all the classes of all the States on the following issues: When were the existing Text Books of Sanskrit prepared? How many times these Text Books were revised and when they were last revised? What are the innovative designs included during the last revision?

(iii) NCERT and SCERTs may ensure that free tutorials for all Sanskrit text books are available online. This will help the students of Sanskrit to utilise the online resource as well in understanding their course contents and Sanskrit language in a constructive and encouraging environment.

The report of the Committee has been sent to NCERT for appropriate action.

The Committee has observed that making available free tutorials for all Sanskrit text books online would help the students of Sanskrit to utilize the online resource as well in understanding their course contents and Sanskrit language in a constructive and encouraging environment.

This information was given by the Union Human Resource Development Minister, Shri Prakash Javadekar today in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question.

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