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Government Mandates Digital Transformation: Study Material in Indian Languages Within 3 Years
The Ministry of Education (MoE) has emphasized the importance of linguistic inclusivity in education. The directive calls for study materials to be made available digitally in various Indian languages, ensuring students have the opportunity to pursue education in their mother tongue.

by Pragti Sharma / 19 Jan 2024 21:23 PM IST / 0 Comment(s) / 111

The Indian government has issued a directive to schools and higher education institutions, urging the digitization of study materials for all courses in Indian languages over the next three years. This strategic move aims to empower students by providing learning resources in their native languages. The directive encompasses regulatory bodies like UGC, AICTE, NCERT, NIOS, and IGNOU, as well as premier institutions such as IITs, CUs, and NITs.



The Ministry of Education (MoE) has emphasized the importance of linguistic inclusivity in education. The directive calls for study materials to be made available digitally in various Indian languages, ensuring students have the opportunity to pursue education in their mother tongue.



The directive applies to higher education institutions and also includes regulatory bodies such as UGC, AICTE, and the Department of School Education. The involvement of state schools and universities is also on the agenda, highlighting the comprehensive nature of this transformative step.



The move aligns with the recommendations of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, which advocates for the promotion of multilingualism in education. This strategic approach aims to enhance overall learning outcomes by creating an environment where students can engage with educational content in their preferred language.



NEP 2020 recognizes India's linguistic diversity as a substantial asset. The directive underscores the importance of utilizing this diversity for socio-cultural, economic, and educational development, paving the way for a 'Viksit Bharat' or a Developed India by 2047. The government has made strides in this direction over the past two years. The Anuvadini AI-based app has facilitated the translation of various educational books, including texts related to engineering, medicine, law, and skill development. These resources are accessible through the ekumb portal. Competitive exams such as JEE, NEET, and CUET are actively conducted in 13 Indian languages, showcasing the government's commitment to ensuring linguistic inclusivity in crucial assessments.



News Source: The Indian Express


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