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18 Jun 2018

Central Teacher Eligibility Test will be held in 20-languages: Javadekar

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar has directed Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to continue conducting the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) in the 20 Indian languages as earlier.

The directive by Javadekar came following criticism of CBSE's decision to remove 17 languages, including Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Gujarati, and Bengali from the list of options for CTET.

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CTET to be held in 20 languages

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Kanimozhi expresses anger at CBSE's earlier decision

DMK leader Kanimozhi today expressed her anger on Twitter at CBSE's earlier decision which she said will come as a blow to speakers of several regional languages.

She said the decision to drop Tamil and 16 other languages from CTET strikes at the root of federalism.

"Students of CBSE whose mother-tongue is Tamil will be put to a great disadvantage without teachers," she tweeted.

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