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UGC asks universities to allow students to write exams in regional languages

UGC has asked to the universities to allow the students to write exams in regional languages even if the medium of instruction is English.
UGC Chairman

In order to promote the use of regional languages in higher education, the University Grants Commission (UGC) Chief M Jagadesh Kumar has written a letter to all central universities asking them to promote the use of local and regional languages in teaching and learning.

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The letter also suggested that the university should allow students to write the exams in regional languages even if the subject is taught in English. “Once teaching, learning and assessment are done in the local languages, the student engagement will eventually increase leading to an increase in success rate. This will significantly strengthen the efforts of achieving the target of enhancing the GER in higher education from 27 per cent to 50 per cent by 2035,” the letter reads. 

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It is known that SSC also announced to conduct SSC CHSL and MTS exams in 13 regional local languages along with Hindi and English. CAPF will also be conducted in 13 local languages. They are Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Odia, Urdu, Punjabi, Manipuri (also Meiti) and Konkani.

Published date : 19 Apr 2023 05:46PM

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