Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan to introduce Sanskrit in class 11


New Delhi: Sanskrit is all set to be introduced in the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) for Class 11 students. KVS, which functions under the Ministry of Human Resource Development is planning to bring it from the next academic session.

The Sanskrit language is slowly but steadily gaining its foothold back in the country. Significant steps can be seen towards making the language base more prominent like the Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board (MMDSB) in Chandigarh which finally accepted to establish a Post Graduate Sanskrit College in its premises. Or the Sri Ramakrishna Math in Chennai which is offering six-month-long courses in Sanskrit.

The principals of KVS are searching for post-graduate Sanskrit teachers for the recruitment purpose. KVS noticed that only a few students from Bengaluru and Ernakulam have selected Sanskrit in class 11 due to lack of PGT Sanskrit teachers.

KVS schools are presently teaching Sanskrit in class 10.

Varanasi region deputy commissioner D T S Rao said, “There are many schools in southern India where students pursue Sanskrit as it is a scoring subject, but very few children study the language in north India. Things are likely to change now and we hope to see more students opting for Sanskrit.” (With Inputs from Agencies) (Image source:



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