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National Education Policy 2020 for UPSC Exam - Legacy IAS


  • A few IITs and NITs are being shortlisted for the same.

  • The decision to teach in regional language was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank last month. 

  • In their decision announced, the ministry said that this move is in line with the new National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 which promotes regional language as a mode of delivering education.

What is the Background?

  • IIT Kharagpur Director Prof V K Tewari called for developing a policy framework for regional language education not only at schools but also in technical institutes so that language does not become a barrier to learning.

  • Adopting regional language in technical education is "a necessary long-term goal", Tewari said in his official Facebook page, lauding a decision of the Ministry of Education in this regard.

What are the key points?

  • It has been observed that the human mind is more receptive to communication in the language in which it is accustomed to thinking from childhood.

  • When explained in regional languages, especially mother tongue, grabbing the concepts or expression of the ideas by the students becomes fairly easy.

  • This can be observed frequently in practical classes and labs where lab instructors often form a close relationship with students and communicate with them in the languages known by them and even some teachers adopt this approach outside the classroom.

  • Now it is to be contemplated how such practice can be institutionalized at IITs and NITs with a regionally diverse student population.

  • The challenge of language as a barrier to the learning process needs to be critically reviewed. 

  • This would lead to the development of a policy framework for regional language education not only at schools but in higher education including technical education.



Depending upon the composition of students from various vernacular backgrounds or those facing a challenge in English communication, and the availability of teachers with regional language proficiency, these hubs can be structured.