AICTE has already approved 14 universities across the country to offer B.Tech programs in regional languages.
The new National Education Policy (NEP) emphasizes the introduction of professional courses in regional languages and three institutions in Haryana have already received AICTE approval to launch BTech programs in Hindi.
This will allow Hindi speaking students to join undergraduate engineering programs in these schools in their mother tongue. AICTE has sanctioned 210 seats in these colleges for launching BTech program in Hindi in 2021-22.
NEP envisages teaching professional courses in regional language or mother tongue to students in higher education institutions or offering courses through bilingual.
This will increase access to education and increase the gross enrollment ratio, which is one of the main goals of the Department of Education in NEP.
The three institutes in Haryana which have started offering engineering degrees in Hindi are as under:
- Jesse Bose University of Science and Technology in Faridabad has been sanctioned for 30 more seats in Mechanical Engineering.
- Sonepar Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram has been given 30 more seats in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering at the University of Science and Technology.
- Guru Jambeshwar University of Science and Technology has approved 30 more seats in Hisar, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science Engineering and Information Technology.