Govt's big decision to have courses in 11 regional languages in engineering colleges
Govt's big decision to have courses in 11 regional languages in engineering colleges

New Delhi: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday welcomed the decision of 14 engineering colleges in 8 states to introduce courses in regional languages in selected branches from the new academic year. The Vice President's Secretariat tweeted that Naidu has expressed happiness that the All India Council for Technical Education (SICTE) has allowed the B.Tech program to be launched in 11 regional languages Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Gujarati, Malayalam, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi and Oriya under the provisions of the new education policy.

When the same decision was taken, the Secretariat tweeted in 11 languages. It says, "The Vice President wants more engineering colleges and other technical education institutions to start courses in regional languages. All technical courses including engineering will also be taught in regional languages from the upcoming academic session last year.'' The important decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.

At the same time, the Ministry had listed some IITs and NITs for the same. It was also decided in the meeting that the National Testing Agency which conducts JEE (Main) and NEET will also prepare syllabus for competitive examinations. At the same time, UGC has also been directed to distribute scholarships on time and also start a helpline for the same at the earliest and all grievances of the students can be resolved immediately.

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