Students with Tulu Language adopted .
Mangaluru: A total of 1584 students have taken Tulu as their third language in 33 schools in the undivided Dakshina Kannada district, confirmed Tulu Sahitya Academy.
Disclosing the details through a press release dated June 23, Chandrahas Rai, Registrar of the academy confirmed that 13 schools adopted Tulu in the current academic year taking the total number of schools to 33. Dakshina Kannada district alone has 30 schools under its jurisdiction including 15 schools in Puttur taluk, four each in Belthangadi, Sullia and three each in Mangaluru and Bantwal taluks. In Udupi districts there are only 3 schools, stated the release.
In all, 97 students are studying Tulu in grade 6, 126 in grade 7, 418 in grade 8, 517 in grade 9 and 426 in grade 10, confirmed the release.
In the recently concluded SSLC exams, 283 students had taken exams in III language Tulu and performed well, the release revealed.
Government Higher Primary School in Puttur has maximum number of 151 students in its rolls and Vidyarashmi Vidyalaya at Savanoor has the least number of students, studying III language Tulu.
There are 4 schools in Puttur taluk and one school in Sullia taluk with a student strength of 100 and above, stated the release.
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