Engineering courses to be taught in five Indian languages

Information was shared by PM Narendra Modi marking one year anniversary of implementing the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 in the country.

Engineering courses to be taught in five Indian languages

Students wishing pursue engineering in Marathi have a reason to rejoice as the state government has now asked two universities in Maharashtra to offer engineering course will be taught in Marathi and in five other languages. The decision was announced marking one year anniversary of the implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP) and the announcement was made marking the same.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed policy makers about education and skill development, students and teachers, across the country via video conferencing. He shared his thought on the completion of one year of reforms under the NEP and also launched multiple initiatives in the education sector.

Congratulating the citizens and students completing one year, he lauded the hard work of teachers, professors, policymakers in realizing the NEP on the ground, even during the difficult time of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Noting the significance of the year ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’, the Prime Minister said that the new Education Policy will play a major role in this important period. The Prime Minister said our future progress and growth is dependent on the level of education and direction given to our youth today. “I believe that is one of the bigger factors in ‘mahayagya’ of national development”, he said.

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As per reports, the officials and concerned departments aim to offer opportunities for students in the country to be able to pursue higher education and enable them to study courses such as Engineering, Commerce and Science in regional languages. 

Sharing more information, he said that the Central Government has been making continuous efforts to enable students to get education even in their mother tongue. As a part of this initiative, courses will now be taught across 14 engineering colleges in eight states and in 5 Indian languages i.e. Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, and Bengali. A tool has also been developed to translate engineering courses into 11 Indian languages where students will be able to complete their education in their preferred language. Not only will they be able to learn the subjects but also educate themselves with sign language. This will also be possible to teach students who cannot hear or speak. Moreover, a digital textbook has also been prepared for the same. 

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He noted the changes brought by the pandemic and how normal online education became for the students. More than 2300 crore hits on Diksha portal bear testimony to the utility of portals like Diksha and Swayam. 

The Prime Minister noted the strides made by the youth from small towns. He cited great performance at the Tokyo Olympics by the youth from such towns. He lauded the efforts of the youth in the fields of robotics, AI, start-ups and their leadership in industry 4.0. He said if the younger generation gets the environment suitable for their dreams, there is no limit to their growth. He stressed that today’s youth wants to decide their systems and their world on their own terms. They need exposure and freedom from the shackles and restrictions.  New Education Policy, assures our youth that the country is fully with them and their aspirations.

Artificial Intelligence programme which was launched today will make the student future oriented and will pave the way for AI-driven economy. Similarly, National Digital Education Architecture, (NDEAR) and National Education Technology Forum (NETF) will go a long way in providing a digital and technological framework to the entire country, the Prime Minister said.

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