Thanks for the correction.

Take away point: Huge majority of the Indians are not illiterate in their
mother languages. This statistical information should not be overlooked
based on personal experiences.


On Thu, Dec 1, 2011 at 6:14 PM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan <> wrote:

> Err.. Ravi, correction.
> In ISCE and ISC systems, people study a second language for only 8 years
> minimum, unless the school chooses to have it in 1st and 2nd.
> I personally opted to study Hindi as a second one [NOT in TN] for 10yrs in
> In ISC, only English is compulsory, same for CBSE in the +1 and +2 stages.
> ONLY State Boards, across the country make it mandatory for a second
> language for all 12yrs.
> Regards,
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