October 24, 2021

14 engineering colleges offering technical education in five regional languages: Education Minister Pradhan

Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday said that significant progress is being made in implementing the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, and in line with one of its most important recommendations, 14 engineering universities in eight states will offer technical education in five regional languages.

Tiruchirappalli: “As knowledge becomes the driving force of the modern economy, it becomes imperative to move our education ecosystem in line with the 21st century. It is in this spirit that we now have NEP 2020 with us. It promotes accessibility and affordability, equitable and quality education for all,” Pradhan said.

The minister said the measure would enhance the country’s regional languages ​​and “ensure that our young applicants can pursue technical studies without worrying about language barriers.” The Union Minister, who practically inaugurated the Center of Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing, set up at a cost of Rs 7 crore at the National Institute of Technology (NIT), in Tiruchirappalli, in the presence of Director Mini Shaji Thomas, said, “- thinking recommendations that will empower our students with flexibility and power of choice. I assure You will witness a massive transformation in our education system as we fully implement the policy.”

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He said that this vision document presents the nation with a roadmap for the future. “We are making great progress in implementing the NEP. In line with one of the main recommendations of the policy, 14 engineering colleges in 8 states will provide technical education in five regional languages,” he said.

Moreover, as India moves towards the realization of Atmanirbhar Bharat, the country must ensure that innovation leads to inclusive and inclusive growth for people belonging to different strata of society. “Our priority for innovation should be to adapt education to our social and economic realities,” Pradhan said. “I am confident that institutions like NIT Tiruchirappalli will play a critical role in innovation and contribute to building the nation to its fullest potential.”

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The Union Minister, who opened the Opal Women’s Youth Hostel on this occasion, called for proactive measures to be taken to encourage women to choose technical education and excel more in this field. She said this is necessary not only to facilitate more choices for women, but also to empower the nation. The post was headed by President Bhaskar Bhatt.

The Advanced Manufacturing Excellence Center houses state-of-the-art 3D metal printing facilities, micro femtosecond system, laser effect wetting system and high temperature indentation testing that provide services such as metal printing, embossing, mounting and micro-channeling. Perforating, precision cutting, blasting laser effect and imaging. These additions will enhance the research and innovation climate at NIT Tiruchirappalli.