The state board syllabus had Telugu and a composite Telugu with Sanskrit as separate subjects. But reforms, introduced after much delay, scrapped the composite Sanskrit and Telugu citing that they served no purpose. Now, the state government has decided to bring back the subjects owing to the “recommendations from some highly placed officials in the Chief Minister’s Office.” “How can the government take such a decision at this time? It is completely impractical and impossible to introduce a subject mid-year. How will we award internal marks when exams are already over?,” said a senior official from the examinations department said.
Source: Deccan Chronicle