To facilitate the process, the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has already completed the work of translating engineering video lectures into eight regional languages on the SWAM platform, with plans to translate the content into Oriya, Assamese and Punjabi as well. To help organizations, the regulator of technical education has developed an AI Indian language-translation tool that will help develop content in 12 regional languages.
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Efforts for technical education from 2021-22 academic year to 2021-22 academic year were proposed by the Ministry of Education in November 2020. A few from IITs and NITs were also shortlisted, although opinions were divided on which would be most effective for students considering their long-term research interests and plans to study abroad.
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In recent events, 13 colleges have been approved to offer engineering courses in five regional languages. In terms of emphasis on mother tongue, it is followed as a medium of instruction to instill confidence in students from a humble background.
“When 14 engineering colleges applied for courses in Indian regional languages, 13 were approved. AICTE will not compromise on the quality of technical education and only 10% of institutions were supposed to be recognized. Currently, only colleges that are running accredited programs are allowed to run courses in the regional language. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE, while speaking, said that approval has been given for additional seats on engineering and technical subjects above and beyond the existing seats.
Resources in the regional language
“AICTE further instructs that any technical institution willing to offer AICTE-approved courses may also run the program in the regional language, as long as they determine specific seats from the approved meals.” AICTE is prepared with first year undergraduate and polytechnic course books, which have not been available before in regional languages.
These 1 colleges have been approved for selected streams of engineering. “Most approvals are for computer science, followed by electrical and electronics engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering and information technology.”
Among the 1 colleges approved by AICTE, two colleges from Rajasthan, four from UP, one from Madhya Pradesh and another from Uttarakhand will run courses in Hindi; A college in West Bengal will give courses in Bengali; One Maharashtra-based college will run the course in Marathi, while one college in Andhra Pradesh will run the course in Telugu and the other two colleges from Tamil Nadu will run the course in Tamil.
Easy to understand
“Members of our faculty were already taking courses in Tamil, albeit at an informal level. Since many of our students come from the rural interior of Tamil Nadu and are first generation students, it was difficult for them to understand the courses in English; Most of them are also afraid to ask questions, ”said B Nagraj, principal of Rathinam Technical Campus in Andhra Pradesh, which will soon offer computer science courses in Tamil for 60 seats, for which it has sought approval from Anna University.
“It will improve both the creative thinking and analytical skills of local language learners, who previously put too much pressure on them to have confidence in their strengths and abilities,” adds Nagraj, who has his roots in a village in Tamil Nadu, from where he came to technical education.
Apps in local language
Much like the Rathinam Technical Campus, the Greater Noida Noida Institute of Engineering and Technology (NIET) will launch BTech in Computer Science and Engineering in the regional language. “Students will be able to learn and answer in their mother tongue. In the near future, the demand for software and apps in regional languages will increase due to their interest in reading in their mother tongue, ”said Raman Batra, Executive Vice President, (NIET). He added, “We are all more enthusiastic about this initiative to empower young people in technology.
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