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West Bengal State government has made Bengali mandatory in all schools, including private English medium schools every student will have to compulsorily study three languages from Class I to Class X, and one of them has to be Bengali.

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Image of West Bengal Makes Bengali Mandatory

Image of West Bengal makes Bengali Mandatory

Highlights:

  • At present, teaching of Bengali is not mandatory in the schools.
  • Apart from Bengali, English and Hindi, students can opt for other languages such as Urdu, Gurumukhi, Nepali and Ol-chiki as the medium of instruction in schools of the State.
  • Students study two languages in schools from Class I, which is usually their mother tongue and English
  • Class VII, they study a third language — another language, which could be Indian or foreign
  • India is a large nation and our strength is unity in diversity
  • The Left Front government had abolished teaching of English in primary sections of West Bengal in 1984.
  • Teaching of English was reintroduced in 1992 to Class V, in 1998 to Class III and finally in 2003 to all classes from Class I onwards.
  • Now on, it will be compulsory for students to learn Bengali in schools

About West Bengal:

Table Contant shows About West Bengal

Table Contant shows About West Bengal

Established

26 January 1950

Capital

Kolkata

Districts

23

Legislature

West Bengal Legislative Assembly

Population

91,347,736

Population Rank

4th

Official language

Bengali

West Bengal Map

Map showing the West Bengal

Map Showing the West Bengal

Map showing the West Bengal

- Published/Last Modified on: May 21, 2017

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