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August 02, 2022

Critically analyse the issues in making mother tongue the medium for higher studies in the country. (200 Words)

Refer - The Hindu

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IAS Parliament 1 year


·        The NEP provides for more higher educational institutions and programmes in higher education to use the mother tongue or local language as a medium of instruction, besides offering programmes bilingually.

·        Effective 2021-22, the AICTE granted approval to 19 engineering colleges in 10 States for having engineering courses in six Indian languages.

·        The Council has also developed an “AICTE Translation Automation AI Tool” that translates English online courses in 11 Indian languages.

·        SWAYAM, an open online courses platform of the Central government, has been offering some popular courses in Indian languages too.

·        In Tamil Nadu, for instance, the bid to impart engineering education through the Tamil medium has not created any impact despite the principal political players using language as a political tool.

·        It would not be out of place to highlight issues about standards and the quality of teaching of Indian languages in schools.

·        Be it Gujarati or Hindi or even Tamil, students have been found to fail in their public examinations in language papers.

·        There is also the point of diminished employability outside the region of the language.

·        If the Government is serious in taking forward its stated position of creating higher education access to certain sections, it should dispassionately study the advantages and the disadvantages.


Kindly review 

IAS Parliament 1 year

Avoid writing general points, try to address the issue specifically and include articles from the constitution related to language, bring coherence in the answer. Keep Writing.

Sankar Prasad 1 year



IAS Parliament 1 year

Try to include advantages and disadvanteges related to the issue, and bring coherence in the answer. Keep Writing.

Ananta Kumar Muduli 1 year

Good morning sir..

IAS Parliament 1 year

Try to include the articles from the constitution related to languages. Keep Writing.

Aravind R 1 year

Kindly review this mam/sir

IAS Parliament 1 year

Try to include the articles form the constitution related to language. Keep Writing.



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