Government considering class 10 & 12 equivalence for Vedic certifications

New Delhi, June 30, 2018: While the Modi government could not set up a separate Gurukul Board of education as was originally proposed by many influential quarters, the Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry is closely examining the possibility of granting an all-India ‘recognition’ or school board/CBSE board-level equivalence to Vedic certifications according to reports published in timesofindia.indiatimes.com

The government is considering a proposal by the Ujjain-based “Maharshi Sandipani Rashtriya Veda Vidya Pratishthan” for class 10 and class 12-level equivalence for its Ved Bhushan and Ved Vibhushan qualifications, sources told ET.

The Pratishtan—an autonomous body under the HRD ministry—admits students from Class 5 onwards. While the Ved Bhushan is granted after five years of study, a student earns the Ved Vibhushan after seven years of study.

The move comes two months after the RSS-affiliated Bharat Shikshan Manch (BSM) held an international ‘Virat Gurukul Sammelan’ at the MSRVVP Ujjain campus and called on states to set up individual Gurukul boards. MSRVVP is central to the BMS plans as it wants to institute to act as the nodal body to help ensure equivalence of Vedic education to mainstream education systems.

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