Union Human Resource Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday mentioned that CBSE Three Language Formula could be extended up to Class 10th and it won’t force or stress any particular language on students.
Speaking to the Media, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said, “The main aim of introducing three language formula in CBSE is we want people to learn as many as languages. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) leading body suggested three language formula like Sanskrit should be continued beyond class 8 to 10.
Taking the advice of Kothari Commission, the Government has made the three-language formula decision in schools under CBSE. However, two states Tamil Nadu and Puducherry were exempted from this rule.
Commenting on CBSE’s inner body approving reinstating of class 10 board examinations from the next 2017-18 academic session, the minister mentioned that at least 15 lakh students appear for 10th class exams.
Asked about Sanskrit which is mandatory in CBSE affiliated schools, the Minister said, “I haven’t gone through the CBSE board suggestion in detail, but we won’t enact any language in schools. CBSE three-language formula is currently being implemented across the country except in two states Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
What is Three Language Formula?
According to the National Educational Policy, the three language formula means if the people in the state are Hindi speaking, then they could learn a modern language apart from Hindi and English. Coming to the Non-Hindi speaking states, they should learn Hindi along with English and the regional language.
Latest reports speaks that, a majority of the 18,000 affiliated schools deal the mother tongue or Hindi, English and a foreign language such as German and Mandarin up to class VIII. Now, the schools under CSBE Board will have to implement three language formula up to Class X.
The decision of this comes almost two years after the HRD ministry, under Smriti Irani’s leadership, forced Kendriya Vidyalaya (KVs) to stop teaching of German as a third language in class VI and VIII on the ground that it disturbs the three-language formula. KVs were directed to replace it with Sanskrit or any modern Indian language.