AICTE grants permission to three Haryana technical institutes to start Undergraduate courses in Hindi language

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AICTE Empowering students
AICTE Empowering students

New Delhi : The National Education Policy 2020, has laid stress on promotion of Indian Language. The same has also been stressed by Prime Minister Shri Narender Modi on several occasions. Based on the same, AICTE has made enabling provisions for technical institutes to begin courses in regional language for students to pursue technical education in their mother tongue. Three state Universities from Haryana have now been accorded permission by AICTE to start Undergraduate courses in Hindi wherein 210 supernumerary seats have been approved.

The NEP envisions that higher educational institutes will use the mother tongue/local language as a medium of instruction, and/or offer programmes bilingually, in order to increase access and Gross enrolment ratio. This shall also promote the strength, usage, and vibrancy of all Indian languages. The Policy recognizes that the knowledge of the rich diversity of India should be imbibed first hand by learners. Moreover, creation of such programmes and imparting knowledge in regional languages is likely to expand the opportunities for employment for students especially from rural area who can actually make effective use of higher qualifications.

Three state universities from Haryana has come forward for beginning the technical undergraduate programmes in Hindi from Academic Year 2021-22. JC Bose University of Science & Technology, Faridabad has been approved 30 supernumerary seats in Mechanical Engineering. Deen Bandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science&Technology, Sonepat has been granted 30 supernumerary seats each in Mechanical engineering & Electrical Engineering undergraduate programmes. Likewise, Guru Jambeshwar University of Science &Technology, Hissar has been accorded approval for 30 supernumeraryseats each in Electronics& Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science Engineering and Information Technology undergraduate programmes.

To facilitate students, adopt & learn the technical curriculum in regional languages, AICTE has already prepared books for the first year Undergraduate courses in 5 in regional language i.e Hindi, Tamil, Telgu, Bengali & Marathi. Similarly, first year books for Diploma students in 8 regional languages have also been readied. The 8 languages are Hindi, Tamil, Telgu, Bengali, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujrati&Kanada. Work to translate books in Urdu is presently underway at AICTE. The translation work has been undertaken by AICTE using an Artificial Intelligence Based translation tool.

In order to express its commitment towards providing the content, a set of books have also been presented to Hon’ble Chief Minister of Haryana, Shri Manohar Lal by Prof MP Poonia on 29 September 2021. He expressed that “Indian language is a repository of our ancient wisdom. When linked with technical education, it has great potential & scope to re-discover newer dimensions. Students especially from rural background have immense potential and such books in regional language will help them to gain technical knowledge. This shall enable such students to apply their experiential learning in much better form and help them to become employable and be helpful to society.