In India, it’s now possible for secondary certificate students to write their math and science exams in the language in which they communicate best. For the convenience of their students, the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education has made this change for the exams in February-March 2013. The translation services to correct the examinations will be handled by the Maharashtra State Board of Education.
What Languages and Divisions will be Included?
The decision to change the examination rules will be wide spread and will cover quite a few different commonly spoken languages. The nine divisions include Mumbai, Pune, Kolhapur, Nagpur, Amravati, Aurangabad, Nashik, Latur, and Konkan. Each of these divisions received a notice stating that they are to allow students to change the language of their examinations in math and science.
The board says that some students are comfortable communicating ideas better in languages that are not the official language of the college they are studying at. Most of the students can already provide professional translation between several different languages, but many feel more comfortable writing and doing math in just one specific language. The languages that the students will be allowed to write in will be Gujarathi, Kannada, Urdu, Sindhi, and Hindi, as well as any other language that they feel the most comfortable communicating in.