Prof VK Tewari suggested the setting up of regional language hubs
The director of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, Prof VK Tewari has urged for the formulation of a policy framework to incorporate regional language in technical education. Suggesting it as a long-term goal, he praised the Education Ministry’s decision in this regard.
In his official Facebook page, Prof Tewari wrote that the introduction of regional language would require teachers proficient in vernacular medium as well as in English. Audio translation aids are required as a medium for technological assistance, he said.
“The practice, I would say, continues regardless of the first language of the students and difficulties at their end in adapting to English as the primary communication language, thus disrupting the process of learning,” Prof Tewari wrote.
He further suggested that based on the number of students who are facing challenges in English communication and the composition of their vernacular backgrounds, regional language hubs can be set up at the technical institutes.
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