AICTE Offers BE in Tamil, Marathi, Hindi & other languages – Check Brief Details about Engineering Courses Here. All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has allowed colleges to offer engineering degrees in as many as eight regional Indian languages, including Marathi, from the new academic year (2020-21). The other languages in which it would be available are Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Gujarati, Kannada, and Malayalam.
“The aim is to impart technical education to the students in their mother tongue so that they can grasp the fundamentals in a much better way,” said AICTE chairman Anil Sahastrabuddhe. “We’ve received about 500 applications from the entire country. We’ve planned to offer UG engineering courses in 11 more languages in the future. AICTE is offering course material in all these languages and also translating courses taught under Swayam and massive open online course (MOOC) portals,” he said.
The move would help aspirants, particularly from rural and tribal areas, to realize their dreams. To date, many bright students used to stay away from these courses due to fear of English. Many advanced countries like Germany, France, Russia, Japan, and China impart entire education in their official languages.
AICTE had conducted a survey in Tamil Nadu on whether students prefer English or Tamil for engineering courses. About 42% voted in favor of their mother tongue. The apex body had already directed universities to amend their statutes and rules to accommodate the option of engineering courses in regional languages for paper setting and other works.
Sahastrabuddhe added that the software would do maximum translation work and if there are any deficiencies, teachers of respective faculties in various states would remove them. “Of course, the technical terms and formulae wouldn’t be translated.”