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Teaching of Sanskrit in Kendriya Vidyalaya in Classes XI and XII

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Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) is set to introduce Sanskrit as core subject in classes 11 and 12 from the next session (2015-16). As per the circular No. F.11029-10/2012-14/KVS (HQ) Acad./5171-5276 dated December 05, 2014; KVS has issued this office memorandum.

Article 108 of KVS Education Code stipulating the scheme of studies for various classes has a provision for study of Sanskrit or Hindi or English as compulsory core language for classes XI and XII. In this regard the decision taken in the 99th Meeting of the Board of Governors of KVS held on 27-10-2014 is conveyed as under:

The Board approved the proposal to offer teaching of Sanskrit language in class XI from the session 2015-16 in all Kendriya Vidyalayas having senior secondary classes. Sanskrit (core) will be offered as one of the options in lieu of an elective subject. For this teachers may be appointed initially on contract basis.

In our opinion, it is a good move to provide students one more option to choose from. Specially it will be a better choice for those who are willing to opt Sanskrit for higher studies too.

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