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Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan recently informed that All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has approved B.Tech courses in 11 regional languages. Under this, in 14 engineering colleges in 8 states, from the new session, regional language will be taught. These languages include Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Gujarati, Malayalam, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi and Oriya.
Six selected courses will be studied
After the approval of AICTE, now four institutes in Uttar Pradesh, two in Rajasthan, one each in Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand will offer courses in Hindi. At the same time, institutes in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu will offer B.Tech courses in Telugu, Marathi, Bengali and Tamil. At present, these engineering colleges will offer courses in these languages in six selected branches like electronics, computer science.
Central Education gave information
In this regard, by sharing a post on its social media account, Central Education said, “AICTE has approved B.Tech courses in 11 regional languages. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committed to promoting regional languages in mainstream education. The National Education Policy emphasizes this important dimension to empower students coming from different walks of life.”
The education ministry had announced last year
Last year, the education ministry had announced that it would ensure technical education, especially engineering, in the country in regional languages. It will be implemented from academic session 2021-22. The ministry had hoped that the country’s top engineering institutes like IITs-NITs would be the first to offer engineering courses in regional languages.