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UGC Extends Invitation to Writers for Crafting UG Textbooks in Indian Languages under NEP 2020
This UGC initiative coincides with the broader educational landscape's shift towards embracing linguistic diversity, reflecting a commitment to fostering inclusive and culturally rich learning environments.

by Pragti Sharma / 12 Jan 2024 20:28 PM IST / 0 Comment(s) / 175

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has opened its doors to authors, critics, and faculty members from higher education institutes (HEIs). The invitation seeks expressions of interest (EOI) from individuals interested in composing original textbooks in 12 distinct Indian languages for undergraduate (UG) courses spanning Arts, Science, and Social Sciences.



Prospective writers are granted until January 30, 2024, 11:59 pm, to communicate their acceptance and provide their Expression of Interest (EOI) through the designated form, available here- https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdrW7yAOOHSPqGoLcQKiHEYWh-oz94LxjOCwVyl-8jWLQYwKw/viewform



Chairman of UGC, Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar, highlighted the initiative as part of UGC's commitment to delivering UG-level textbooks in Arts, Science, Commerce, and Social Sciences across 12 Indian languages. The ongoing effort aligns seamlessly with the aspirations of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, aiming to enrich educational opportunities in Indian languages at the university level.



As part of NEP 2020, there is a significant emphasis on the cognitive advantages associated with multilingualism for young learners. The policy advocates for exposure to multiple languages from the foundational stage, particularly focusing on the use of the mother tongue, local language, or regional language as the medium of instruction. This is especially encouraged until Grade 5, with a preference for extension till Grade 8 and beyond.



This UGC initiative coincides with the broader educational landscape's shift towards embracing linguistic diversity, reflecting a commitment to fostering inclusive and culturally rich learning environments.



News Source: The Indian Express


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