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Sanskrit teaching in Bihar to be a tech-affair

The State Sanskrit Siksha Board has decided to impart computer training to Sanskrit schools teachers to keep them in competitive mode

Patna: Stereo-type images of Sanskrit teachers and learners in Bihar is set for a change and it will not be surprising to see a Sanskrit teacher surfing net and learning computer in the state.

With the Bihar State Sanskrit Siksha Board deciding to impart computer training to teachers of Sanskrit schools in the state to match with those teaching in secondary and higher secondary schools, the ancient language schools are in for a change.
Bihar Sanskrit Education Board Chairman Sidheshwar Prasad said a new syllabus for the Mandhyma students is underway. The syllabus being prepared with the help of State Education Research and Training Institute would come into effect from 2011. For the purpose, teachers would be imparted computer training, he added.

"The decision has been taken with a view to making Sanskrit education job oriented," the Chairman said. Most of the students, who pass Madhyma examination, equivalent to the secondary school examination, don’t consider themselves fit to match those, who are declared successful in secondary school examinations.

"The idea is to change the people's perception about Sanskrit education. We want to make it more relevant and job oriented," the Chairman said. The syllabus will be prepared with special emphasis on moral education, yoga, computer and information and communications technology.

Around 74,400 examinees of 37515 government recognised schools appeared at the Madhyma examination in 2009. Out of which around 44,000 were declared successful.

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