New Delhi, Jul 21 (Agency) Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday expressed happiness over the decision of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to permit B Tech programmes in 11 native languages. “I strongly believe that it is a step in the right direction,” the Vice-President said.
The 11 native languages are Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Gujarati, Malayalam, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi and Odia. He also welcomed the decision of 14 engineering colleges across eight states for offering regional languages in select branches from the new academic year. Mr Naidu urged more educational institutions, particularly those imparting technical and professional studies to follow suit.