The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) on November 14, launched outcome based educational books for diploma and undergraduate engineering courses in the Marathi language.
AICTE has prepared Diploma and Undergraduate Engineering books in the Marathi language in coordination with Vice-Chancellors, Coordinators, Translators and Reviewers of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University at Lonere, Maharashtra.
AICTE is working towards launching books for technical education in native languages based on the suggestions put forth by the National Education Policy NEP 2020 .
With the coming of NEP 2020, many states have been working towards drafting a curriculum in the native languages of the respective state in order to make education more accessible. Recently, MP government MBBS Books in Hindi for medical aspirants.
Dr. Subhas Sarkar also praise and congratulated the officers and academicians associated with this project.
He also appreciated AICTE for working towards making Engineering books in Marathi. The aim behind introducing books in Marathi has been done in accordance with NEP 2020.
Union Minister of State for Education Dr Subhas Sarkar and Minister for Higher and Technical Education, Government of Maharashtra, Dr Chandrakant Pati releases AICTE Engineering books at Mumbai University Kalina Campus.
Speaking at the launch event, the Union Education Minister of State, Dr. Subhas Sarkar stated that the launch of books in Marathi is a “remarkable initiative that will go a long way in helping the students pursuing Engineering, particularly students from rural backgrounds.”
Applauding over the initiative, the MoS (Education) said: “Language is so much more than just a tool allowing us to communicate. It is the expression of culture, society, beliefs and traditions. I would like to congratulate all universities of Maharashtra for taking all steps for translation and other related activities.
Technically advanced countries like France, Germany, South Korea and others had amply displayed that we can achieve global standards in our mother tongues. It acts as a catalyst for inclusive development.”
As per reports, a total of 20 Marathi textbooks have been launched for engineering aspirants studying in Maharashtra. The books will be made available for first year students.
UGC and AICTE Chairman Professor M Jagadesh Kumar said: “When Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose was admitted to a Bengali medium school by his father. We know Bose was described as a person who was 16 years ahead of his contemporaries. You’ll find that in the countries where noble prizes are won, there education from school to PhD is provided in vernacular languages.