Madras HC postpones KYPV Test planned only in English & Hindi

Madras High Court KVPY Regional Language Law Insider

Swarna Shukla

Published On: October 26, 2021 at 10:25 IST

The Madras High Court suspended an Aptitude Test for Centrally-Sponsored Scholarship Programme-Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojna (KVPY) that was scheduled on November 7 as the exam was to be held only in English and Hindi.

A Division Bench of Chief Justice Banerjee and Justice M Duraiswamy directed the Centre to indicate what necessary steps that could be taken to draft adequate manpower so that the examination can be held in multiple Indian Languages.

The Centre submitted that it did not have adequate Personnel to assess answers in various languages and when it comes to scientific words and terminology it may be difficult to find the equivalent in the local languages. 

However, the Judges were of the other view and stated, “It would not do for the Centre to say that it does not have qualified assessors to appreciate the materials put up by non-Hindi and non-English-speaking aspirants. If at all, it is the deficiency with the Centre, and young aspirants from non-Hindi and non-English-speaking belts in the country should not suffer on such grounds.”

KVPY is a National Programme of fellowship in basic science funded by the Centre’s Department of Science and Technology.

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