Autistic students allowed to use calculator in 12th exam

 Autistic students appearing for class XII examinations in Maharashtra have been allowed to use a basic calculator.

PTI| Updated: Feb 21, 2015, 21:25 PM IST

Mumbai: Autistic students appearing for class XII examinations in Maharashtra have been allowed to use a basic calculator.

These students can use a basic calculator for maths, physics, chemistry, book-keeping and accountancy papers, Education Minister Vinod Tawde said today.

The decision has been taken on humanitarian grounds and it fulfils a long-standing demand of medical experts, he said.

The Higher Secondary Certificate (std XII) examinations of the Maharashtra Board commenced from today.