Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed the start of engineering courses in the mother tongue as he highlights the focus on Indian languages in the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
Addressing a programme to mark the completion of one year of the policy, Modi said: “A tool has been developed for translating engineering courses in 11 languages. This emphasis on mother tongue as the medium of instruction will instil confidence in the students from poor, rural, and tribal backgrounds. Even in elementary education, the mother tongue is being promoted and the Vidya Pravesh Programme, launched today, will play a big role in that.”
Fourteen engineering colleges in eight states are going to start studies in five Indian languages – Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, and Bangla, as a pilot project in 2021-22.
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