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Last Update: April 19, 2023, 4:51 PM IST
According to chairman Jagadesh Kumar, the University Grants Commission has asked universities to allow students to write exams in local languages even if the curriculum is offered in English medium.
It said that higher education institutions play an important role in preparing textbooks and supporting the teaching-learning process in mother tongue/local languages.
The commission stressed that it is necessary to strengthen these efforts and promote “initiatives such as writing textbooks in mother tongue/local languages and encouraging their use in teaching, including translation of standard books from other languages”.
“Therefore, the Commission requests that your University may permit students to write answers in local languages in examinations even if the program is offered in English medium, and promote translation of original writings into local languages and teach- Using local language in learning process in universities,” it said.
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