The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) today launched outcome based educational books for diploma and under-graduate engineering courses in Marathi language.
The books were ceremonially released by Union Minister of State for Education Dr. Subhas Sarkar and Minister for Higher and Technical Education, Government of Maharashtra, Dr. Chandrakant Patil at Mumbai University’s Kalina Campus.
AICTE outcome-based books were also ceremoniously distributed to twelve heads of various educational institutions and twelve students on the occasion.
Vice-Chancellors, Coordinators, Translators and Reviewers from Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University at Lonere, Maharashtra, who were associated with AICTE in this work of Marathi book translation, were felicitated on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Sarkar said, AICTE has taken the initiative of making engineering books available in Indian Languages in alignment with guidelines enshrined in the National Education Policy 2020.
“Giving priority to local languages in the NEP manifests our commitment to all regional languages. We consider Indian languages the soul of Bharatiyata and the link to a better future”, he further said.
While appreciating this initiative, MoS (Education) also said, “Language is so much more than just a tool allowing us to communicate. It is the expression of culture, society, beliefs, traditions.
I would like to congratulate all universities of Maharashtra for taking all steps for translation and other related activities.” He added.