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IITs Have Been Asked To Teach Sanskrit: Smriti Irani

NEW DELHI(PTI): IITs have been asked to teach Sanskrit language for facilitating study of science and technology as reflected in its literature, Lok Sabha was told today.

IITs Have Been Asked To Teach Sanskrit: Smriti Irani

IITs may facilitate study of science and technology as reflected in Sanskrit literature along with inter-disciplinary study of Sanskrit and modern subjects, HRD Minister Smriti Irani said in Lok Sabha. (File Photo)

A panel, chaired by former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) N Gopalaswami, in its report had suggested that Indian Institutes of Technology or IITs may facilitate study of science and technology as reflected in Sanskrit literature along with inter-disciplinary study of Sanskrit and modern subjects, HRD Minister Smriti Irani said in a written reply.

“Accordingly, IITs have been requested to teach Sanskrit language especially with reference to study of works which contain scientific knowledge,” Ms Irani said.

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. IITs have been asked to teach Sanskrit to facilitate study of science
  2. A panel chaired by former CEC made the suggestion in its report
  3. Education minister Smriti Irani informed Lok Sabha in a written reply

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