The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is planning to introduce professional courses in regional languages. The council has constituted a committee for the same.
“The terms of reference of the committee include the use of regional language in entrance test like in All India Engineering Entrance Examination, All India Medical Examination and All India Agriculture Entrance Exam etc,” said Minister of State for HRD D Purandeswari in Lok Sabha.
Purandeswari informed the Lok Sabha that the committee will take engineering, medical and agriculture education in its ambit while exploring the possibility of regional language as teaching medium.
To a separate question, she also informed the House that IIT Bombay has launched a master’s programme on Nuclear Engineering from the 2011-12 academic year.
The specialised programme will initially admit eight students every year, majority of whom are expected to be under the sponsorship of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).
Some of the students are also expected to pursue Doctoral Programme, both in India and abroad, she added.