The new national education policy approved by the Union Cabinet was cut from the list of foreign languages - Mandarin and Cantonese. These two Chinese languages were included in the draft National Education Policy prepared by Kasturi Rangan. But these two languages have been cut from the list of foreign languages in the final education policy approved by the Cabinet.
The new National Education Policy provides for foreign language learning as an optional subject for all students at secondary and higher secondary level. As mentioned in the comprehensive booklet of National Education Policy 2020, this step has been taken to enable all the students to take part in different cultures of the world and to enrich their knowledge and movement according to their expectations and goals.
The languages on the list after cutting Chinese are: Korean, Japanese, Thai, Fence, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian. These languages can be accepted by students as an optional subject in addition to the three language curriculum. No official notification has been issued so far stating the reason for the Chinese language cut.