AICTE gives Anna University project of Translating Technical books in Tamil for B.E, B.Tech and Diploma courses
New Delhi : All India Council for Technical Education under the Technical Book Writing in Regional Language scheme has given the project of Translating Technical books in Tamil for B.E, B.Tech and Diploma courses to Centre for Development of Tamil in Engineering and Technology, Anna University, Chennai.
Centre for Development of Tamil in Engineering and Technology is pleased to announce that last year, the translation task for 08 books in UG programme and 11 books in Diploma courses was completed within the time limit and successfully submitted to AICTE.
Dr. P.Uma Maheswari , Director, Centre for Development of Tamil in Engineering and Technology as Coordinator, said , " We are processing the translation project for 42 books of 2nd year UG programme and 46 books of 2nd year Diploma courses. "
In this regard, in total 176 translators and reviewers were identified appropriately by Anna University and a One day Orientation Programme for them was organized jointly by Anna University and AICTE .
The Registrar of Anna University Prof. Dr. G. Ravikumar welcomed the gathering. In his speech, he emphasised the importance of mother tongue in education. He also added that this project of AICTE will be helpful for the students who are struggling to study in English.
Dr. P. Uma Maheswari, Director, Centre for Development of Tamil in Engineering and Technology said the important aspects of the project and also explained the process of execution of this project.
Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. R. Velraj inaugurated the programme and said, " We can achieve a lot through our mother tongue. Numerous innovative ideas of our youngsters can be cultivated by breaking the barrier of communication and appropriate understanding. This project of AICTE will help to boost up the youngsters comprehensive level. " He further stated that, any digital service in regional language will bring greater utilization and outreach to the public under various sectors. He also said that Anna University AU-KBC Centre is developing platform for translation from Tamil to other Dravidian language. He pointed out that the school learners were drastically reduced after British invasion and their policy of teaching learning in English language.
Dr.Mamta Agarwal, Adviser-1, ATAL, AICTE HQ New Delhi addressed the participants. She pointed out that when the time the children start school education scientifically they are suppose to have 5000 vocabulary in their own mother tongue as basic data base for learning. This is very much essential for them to develop their skills and to flourish with creativity and innovativeness in further levels. While the medium of education in English, the basic fundamental language data base become useless and initiate struggle in understanding. Because of this the participation of students in the class and the participation of parents in their wards progress are not upto the required level. So to develop innovative eco system in young minds, learning in mother tongue is very very essential she said. She concluded her speech by insisting to learn the fundamentals and technology through Regional language and the should be emphasised in education ; and also practise in English speaking is essential to be exercised in education system to lead Global communication.
Hon’ble Minister of Information Technology and Digital Services Thiru. Mano Thangaraj was the Chief Guest and delivered the presidential address. In his speech, he said , " Tamil is a stronger language and proven to be the ancestor for all other languages having rich set of vocabulary and literature to inculcate any information and knowledge amongst the learners. " He further said, the value of Tamil language by stating the power of Tamil language emphasis of language in breaching art of living with love and harmony. He said that Tamil Virtual Academy under IT Ministry has taken up many initiatives and efforts to develop the language tools like Unicode and Tamil keyboard to resolve language transformation and communication problems. He added that in various sectors, lot of innovation and skill set is highly in demand that can be fulfilled by educating youngsters in their own mother tongue to enhance their understanding.
The programme ended with vote of thanks followed by National Anthem.