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Maharashtra launches 20 1st-year engineering textbooks in Marathi

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Maharashtra launches 20 1st-year engineering textbooks in Marathi

THE HIGHER and Technical Education division of the state authorities, collectively with All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), on Monday launched 20 textbooks for engineering programs, each Degree and Diploma, in Marathi. Union Minister of State for Education Dr Subhas Sarkar launched the textbooks on the occasion at Mumbai University’s Kalina campus.

All 20 textbooks are for the primary yr of engineering programs — 11 for diploma, and 9 for diploma. The concept is to assist college students, particularly these from Marathi medium colleges, perceive basic ideas higher. This is part of the AICTE effort to supply engineering training in varied Indian languages, consistent with the brand new National Education Policy. A staff of topic specialists and lecturers from Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Lonere, in Maharashtra has labored on translation of those textbooks. Soft copies of those textbooks may also be made out there on E-Kumbh by AICTE which has engineering textbooks in 11 different Indian languages.

On the present standing of engineering training in Marathi in Maharashtra, DTE Director Abhay Wagh mentioned, “Out of 365 polytechnic institutes, 163 have chosen Marathi medium option and most of them are from the interiors or rural parts of Maharashtra. In the case of engineering degree courses, only one — Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering (PCCOE) in Pune is currently offering degree courses in Marathi. We are encouraging more to come forward.”

“We are also working on providing incentives for encouragement,” mentioned state Higher and Technical Education Minister Chandrakant Patil.

Recently, the state medical training division had additionally introduced that MBBS textbooks will probably be made out there in Marathi. AICTE Chairman M Jagadesh Kumar mentioned, “Students need to be trained to become solution-providers.”