PM says 14 colleges across 8 states to now offer engineering degrees in regional languages: Updates

PM Modi to address (NEP) LIVE updates: The Prime Minister stated that offering higher education in regional languages will ensure students hailing from lower-income, rural families who are capable but not trained in English will get access to education

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PM says 14 colleges across 8 states to now offer engineering degrees in regional languages: Updates

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14 colleges to offer engineering degrees in regional languages

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced that a total of 14 engineering colleges across 8 states will offer engineering degrees in regional languages. "This includes Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, and Bengali — from the new academic year (2020-21)," he said. The AICTE is translating courses and creating online and offline content in 11 different languages

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Courses in mother tongue ensure access to education for rural India: PM

The Prime Minister while addressing the nation to mark the first anniversary of the national education policy on Thursday stated that offering higher education in regional languages will ensure students hailing from lower-income, rural families who are capable but not trained in English will get access to education." This will ensure no one is discriminated against based on language," said Modi. He informed that more courses will be offered in regional languages and AICTE is creating database to allow colleges to offer courses in mother tongue, if there is a requirement.

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PM announces new skill development courses, says mother language added in education system

"New guidelines have been added in NEP 2020 for skill development. New courses have been added to the universities for developing skills of students across universities. Mother language has been added in education system for higher educational institutions," said the prime minister.

July 29, 2021 - 17:11 (IST)

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NEP 2020 is future ready: PM

The NEP 2020 is completely future-ready with new initiatives. Students have adapted to the new education system. The education ministry has made many efforts for the new online education like DIKSHA portal, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

To mark the completion of one year of reforms under the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing policymakers in the domain of education and skill development besides students and teachers from across the country at 4:30 pm today via video conferencing.

He will also launch multiple initiatives in the education sector. The prime minister will launch the Academic Bank of Credit that will provide multiple entries and exit options for students in Higher education; 1st Year Engineering Programmes in Regional Languages and Guidelines for Internationalization of Higher Education.

The initiatives to be launched also include Vidya Pravesh, a three-month play-based school preparation module for Grade 1 students, Indian sign language as a subject at secondary level and NISHTHA 2.0, an integrated programme of teacher training designed by the NCERT.

SAFAL (structured assessment for analyzing learning levels), a competency-based assessment framework for Grades 3, 5 and 8 in CBSE schools and a website dedicated to artificial intelligence will also be launched, the PMO said.

The event will witness the launch of the National Digital Education Architecture (NDEAR) and the National Education Technology Forum (NETF).

These initiatives will mark a significant step towards the realisation of the goals of NEP 2020 and will make the education sector more vibrant and accessible," the PMO said.

The NEP, 2020 is the guiding philosophy for changing the learning landscape, making education holistic and building strong foundations for an Atmanirbhar Bharat, its statement noted, highlighting that it is the first education policy of the 21st century and replaces the 34-year-old National Policy on Education (NPE), 1986.

Built on the foundational pillars of access, equity, quality, affordability, and accountability, this policy is aligned to the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development and aims to transform India into a vibrant knowledge society and global knowledge superpower by making both school and college education more holistic, flexible, multidisciplinary and suited to 21st century needs while aimed at bringing out the unique capabilities of each student.

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