November 28, 2020.
TED NewsDesk, New Delhi: The coming academic session in many IITs and NITs will see technical education being delivered in the regional languages, engineering courses in most technical colleges across India are taught in English till now. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, the Union Minister of Education, took this decision in a meeting which he presided on Thursday.
The National Education Policy 2020 has included the imparting of education in the mother tongues of the pupils to promote the regional languages across India. In a notice by the Education Ministry, it said, “A seminal decision was made to start technical education, especially engineering courses imparting education in mother tongue will be opened from next academic year. A few IIT and NIT are being shortlisted for the same.”
Enough preparations are going on to implement the NEP 2020 efficiently. The main aim of the NEP is to make sure the students receive complete education and work towards their development, both intellectual and ethical, hence making the education system a competent and efficient one.
Students have been asking for the inclusion of regional languages other than English, Assamese and Hindi among others for entrance exams like JEE, NEET, CAT and more. More than 79 per cent of the applications for these tests are in English, around 12 per cent come in Hindi. According to NTA, in 2019around, 79.31 per cent of the applications were in English, further, in 2020, 79.08 per cent of applications were in English.
Pokhriyal in an e-Adda held by The Indian Express said, “We are not against English, but we are saying that the 22 languages in the Eighth schedule of our Constitution should be strengthened, else they will perish….We are not against any language, learn English too, but we should do justice to the child and his talent.”
Source: Indian Express