“In order to build an equitable education system, provide seamless learning opportunities and to develop innovative education models of the future, I call upon engineering colleges and technical institutions to promote higher education in the mother tongue,” tweeted the Union Minister.
Pradhan advised this while hailing decision of 14 engineering colleges to impart education in mother tongues. “I appreciate this decision of these 14 colleges. Also, in line with the NEP, welcome @AICTE_INDIA’s approval to offer http://B.Tech programmes in 11 regional languages-Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Gujarati, Malayalam, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi and Odia,” tweeted Pradhan .
He added, “Prioritising learning in Indian languages and advancing PM @narendramodi’s vision of developing an ecosystem of technological education in local languages, 14 engineering colleges across 8 states will admit students in courses in regional languages from the new academic year.”
The Minister also posted clips of newspaper in his Twitter handle.
He expressed gratitude to Vice President for welcoming the decision to offer courses in regional language in engineering colleges.
Pradhan noted that the Narendra Modi Government is committed to promoting regional languages in mainstream education. NEP stresses on this important aspect to empower students coming from diverse regions, he noted in the Twitter further.