IITs Asked to Teach Sanskrit: Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani

The premier institution is expected to add the language into its curriculum. 

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Smriti Irani has requested the IIT’s to teach Sanskrit. (Photo: File photo)

IITs have been asked to teach Sanskrit language for facilitating the study of science and technology as reflected in its literature, Lok Sabha was told on Monday.

A panel, chaired by former CEC N Gopalaswami, in its report had suggested that IITs may facilitate the 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,” Irani said

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