Updated May 24th, 2024 at 20:48 IST

English Not Compulsory Subject For Classes XI, XII As Per Draft Curriculum In Maharashtra

English has been classified as a foreign language and non-compulsory subject for Classes XI and XII as per a draft curriculum in Maharashtra

English not to be compulsory subject for Classes XI, XII in Maharashtra | Image:PTI/representative
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Mumbai: English has been classified as a foreign language and non-compulsory subject for Classes XI and XII as per a draft curriculum prepared by the State Council for Education, Research and Training (SCERT) of the Maharashtra government.

Under the current curriculum, English is a compulsory subject for these two classes.

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The SCERT has also sought suggestions from the stakeholders till June 3.

As per the draft curriculum, there would be eight subjects for Classes XI and XII -- two languages, four elective subjects and two compulsory subjects.

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Of two languages, one has to be chosen from a group of 17 Indian languages including Marathi, Sanskrit, Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Sindhi, Bengali, Punjabi, Pali, Telugu, Ardhamagadhi, Maharashtri Prakrit, Avesta-Pahalvi.

English has been included in the category of foreign languages along with German, French, Russian, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese, Persian and Arabic.

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The second language could be from either the first or the second group. English, thus, would not be a compulsory language.

The draft also speaks of education in interdisciplinary areas with special focus on changes that are taking place due to climate change.

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Published May 24th, 2024 at 20:48 IST