Take Sanskrit as third language, get special concession

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In view of HRD ministry sticking to its stand on introducing Sanskrit as a third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) mid-session, the KV Sangathan (KVS) has decided to provide
concession to students, which includes postponing their third and fourth assessment tests and using grades earned for German for compilation of final results.

Further, to reduce the burden on students who will be taking up Sanskrit for the first time, all the three classes (class VI-VIII) will be taught the syllabus of first term of class VI.

“Formative assessment (3rd and 4th) is scheduled for third fourth week of November. However there will be no test for the students for the third language. Their assessment and
examination scheduled will be intimated subsequently,” a KVS circular sent to all schools on Tuesday said.

The governing board of KVs in its meeting on October 27 had directed that teaching of the German language as an option to Sanskrit be discontinued. The decision is likely to affect
about over 70,000 students from classes VI to VIII who have been asked to…

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