IITs Have Been Asked To Teach Sanskrit: Smriti Irani

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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)


New Delhi: 

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  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
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.

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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