What are your views on introducing Sanskrit in IITs?

The HRD ministry is considering the introduction of Sanskrit as a language in IITs. Many of the so called intellectuals are going against it.
In my view, I do not think it to be a bigger issue. After all, it is a language and I do not see any harm in learning it. Don't we have other foreign languages in our curriculum? If they can be taught, why not Sanskrit - which is our own?
What do the techians feel about this? I would welcome our members share their views on this controversial ( I frankly do not see any reason for controversy) decision by the HRD?