Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has urged technical and professional educational institutions to offer courses in regional languages. In a Facebook post titled Engineering courses in mother language – A step in the right direction, Mr Naidu lauded 14 engineering colleges across eight States for offering courses in regional languages.
Mr Naidu expressed his happiness over the decision of the All India Council for Technical Education, AICTE to permit B. Tech programmes in 11 native languages – Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Gujarati, Malayalam, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi and Odia. Referring to the benefits of learning in the mother tongue, the Vice President said, it enhances one’s grasping and comprehension levels.