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