Prime Minister said that a tool to translate engineering courses into 11 regional languages has been developed. He said this will especially help students from underprivileged backgrounds and backward classes.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched various educational schemes on Thursday on the occasion of the first anniversary of the national education policy. This policy was implemented on July 29, 2020 in the country. On the occasion of the first anniversary of NEP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on the Digitalization of education and other related issues.
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Modi announced the reservation policy of 27 percent to OBCs and 10 percent for EBCs under the All India Quota Scheme in undergraduate and post graduate programmes. This quota also implemented in MBBS, BDS and other medical courses. Prime Minister Modi launched an Academic Bank of Credit that will provide students with flexible options for entry and exit in higher education. Multiple entry/exit will help students break away from the shackles of sticking to one stream. One can select their course and can exit if they are not interested. This is a revolutionary change, said Modi.
He also said that a tool to translate engineering courses into 11 regional languages has been developed. He said this will especially help students from underprivileged backgrounds and backward classes. Indian Sign Language has now been given the status of a language subject and students can now study it like any other language, said Prime Minister. He said, he will ensure inclusivity for students with disabilities.
Prime Minister Modi also launched the AI for All initiative that aims to provide everyone in the country with an elementary understanding of artificial intelligence. He said the programme will make the country’s youth future-oriented, open doors to an AI-driven economy and ensure that digital revolution in the country comes at the same time for both urban and rural areas.