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IIT and NIT students will have the option to study in Hindi and local languages


The Union education ministry announced on Thursday that from the next academic session, students from elite institutions such as some Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) and National Institutes of Technology (NIT) will have the opportunity to study engineering and other courses in Hindi and regional languages.

The decision, which is in line with a key recommendation of the National Education Policy (NEP), was made at a multi-scheme review meeting chaired by the Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, in which the secretary of Higher Education Amit Khare and the Secretary of School Education Anita Karwal participated present.

According to an official statement issued by the ministry, at the Pokhriyal meeting ordered UGC to ensure that all scholarships and scholarships were disbursed on time and to initiate a helpline for them. He also ordered that all student complaints be repaired immediately.

“A fundamental decision was made to start technical education, especially engineering courses that provide education in the mother tongue will open from next academic year. Some IITs and NITs are being shortlisted for it, ”said a statement issued by the ministry.

The New Education Policy (NEP) published earlier this year emphasizes the promotion of Indian languages.

When asked if the plan was to just start with Hindi or if other languages ​​would be included, a senior official said other languages ​​would be promoted as well. For Hindi, it is known that a pilot project is being considered at IIT-Banaras Hindu University (BHU).

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