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B.Tech: Karnataka will be providing B.Tech courses in Kannada language starting from the academic year 2022-23. This has been confirmed by the education minister, CN Ashwath Narayan who also stated that the course curriculum translation has already started. The All Languages Faculty Association of Karnataka University has also conducted a Webinar on the “New Education Policy- Study of Indian Languages” topic. In the webinar, the Education Minister of Karnataka stated that this initiative by National Education Policy (NEP) will further strengthen our mother language and there is no doubt in that.
In the webinar, the minister also stated that NEP 2020 put emphasis on providing Engineering courses in the regional languages and also on the government to encourage this initiative. As per the Fifteenth Finance Commission, it has also been recommended that at least one Engineering college is converted to teach the B.Tech course in the Kannada language in the state. AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) has also approved the B.Tech courses in regional language in various Universities & colleges across the state. The Anna University of Tamil Nadu has already been providing B.Tech course in the Tamil language for over a decade.
Ashwath Narayan also stated that just like technologies are progressing, the Kannada language should also advance and exist everywhere. The new curriculum will be translated and implemented by the respective institutions. The new regional language course will be taught starting from the next academic year.
Apart from Karnatak, several other states have also taken up the initiative to introduced B.Tech courses in regional languages.
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