CBSE Finally Recognizes Hindi as Second Language Over Regional One in Affiliated Schools

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has finally recognized Hindi as the second language in the curriculum for all its affiliated schools in Karnataka. The CBSE affiliated schools in Karnataka including many private schools will now to have to teach English as the first language, Hindi as second and Kannada as the third language to the students. The CBSE rules will be implemented for all the students of CBSE schools from class 1 to 10 from this very year.

CBSE recognized Hindi as second language in Karnataka schools

After the CBSE passed the direction of making Hindi as the second language, many schools in Karnataka are in a state of how to accommodate Kannada in the curriculum as the third language and teach students Hindi on its place. In fact, on the guidelines of the state government, all the schools in Karnataka state had introduced Kannada last month as a mandatory subject. But now the schools affiliated to CBSE and located in Karnataka will have to abide by the law passed by the board or else their affiliation will be withdrawn.

CBSE ruled Hindi over Kannada in the curriculum

The Karnataka Government had last month i.e on October 21, 2017, had finalized the Kannada Language Learning Act, where all schools across the state will have to include Kannada in their curriculum until the academic year 2026-27 to the students of classes 1 to 10. But now after CBSE has recognized Hindi as the second language, all the private schools in Karnataka with affiliation to CBSE board will have to include Hindi in the curriculum on priority. Though the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) had not implemented the Kannada Language Learning Act and are still waiting for the state government’s order in writing.

However, amid all this juggling of the curriculum and the additional subjects, the students, as well as their parents, are worried as they will have to go through so much of hardships due to the introduction of Hindi as the second language in the CBSE school curriculum. The parents of the wards studying in CBSE affiliated schools are thinking that the additional subjects for the students at the primary level will only burden them to cope up to score well in the exam.



Yamini S. Verma

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