UGC plans for Education in Regional Languages!!!!!!!!!!!! University Grant Commission has plans to start full time UG & PG courses in regional languages after the months All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has begun the process of offering Engineering Courses in Indian Languages.
Vice-chancellors of central and state universities will now consider the prospects of offering full time courses in STEM and other disciplines including professional program in Indian Languages once UGC drawn the blueprint.
IITs proved challenging owing to the diverse student composition, lack of requisite faculty and study materials in the native tongue. Yogesh Singh, vice-chancellor, University of Delhi, explains that this plan is benefit for only certain students. The medium of instructions will be given through English and Hindi. In a teaching process we can’t fix any language. While opting Global Careers it is difficult for the candidates unless they used to give equal importance to English to access International reference books and periodicals he added.
JN Baliya, head, Department of Educational Studies, Central University of Jammu, said that the Students will not have any problem in competing Globally in their Respective fields and they have better conceptual clarity when they are taught through regional languages which global practice in the developed countries.
In NEP 2020, there is rule of studying through Regional Language so, JN Baliya said that it brings equity among students and also give promotion of Multilingualism. If this rule implemented in the digital learning, it plays a major role in helping the minority and marginalized communities he added.
Sayantan Dasgupta, associate professor, Department of coordinator, Centre for Translation of Indian Literatures, Jadavpur University said that there is problem of fund and coordination but it is important to get local data and provide gadgets to the remote interiors, where digital learning will have a key role to play.
For Translating Technical Subjects, it is going to be easy because there are 22 scheduled languages and 760 outside languages but it is easy to avoid dropouts but this rule implementation to be very difficult it has to be planned carefully says Dasgupta.It is important to learn both in English and regional languages as its helps the students to compete globally he added.
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