Maharashtra: English is no longer compulsory in 11th-12th, know the new rule!

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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Maharashtra: English is not compulsory English language will be placed in the category of 'foreign language' from the upcoming academic year in Maharashtra. Thus, English will not be compulsory for students of class 11th and 12th. However, students will have the option of choosing two languages. One of which will be an Indian language and the other will be chosen from Indian and foreign languages. This claim has been made in a report by Education Times.

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According to the new subject scheme for class 11th and 12th, students can choose eight subjects. Which include two languages, environment and physical education. While students will be able to choose four other subjects of their choice. This is being done so that Arts, Science and Commerce stream can be abolished.

Students must select at least one Indian language as per the SCF language chart. The chart lists 17 Indian languages ​​and nine foreign languages, with English being the most prominent among the foreign options.

This is how you will have to choose the language
Students will have to choose one of two languages ​​from a group of 17 Indian languages. Which includes Marathi, Sanskrit, Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Sindhi, Bengali, Punjabi, Pali, Telugu, Ardhamagadhi, Maharashtri Prakrit, Avesta.

Pahlavi and English are included in the category of foreign languages ​​along with German, French, Russian, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese, Persian and Arabic. While the other language can be from the first or second group. In such a case, English will not be a compulsory language.

Stakeholders can give suggestions on this issue till June 3

Let us tell you that earlier English was compulsory from class 1 to 12. However, the draft of the new school education structure in Maharashtra released by SCERT is now open for suggestions from all stakeholders. SCERT has sought feedback from stakeholders by June 3.

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