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The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has sought participation of faculty members and PG learners of various educational institutes for SWAYAM online courses in 12 regional languages.
It is pertinent to mention here that the AICTE and IIT, Madras (NPTEL) have been mandated translation of 80 SWAYAM online courses of engineering into 12 different Indian Regional Languages -, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Assamese, Odia, Punjabi and Urdu.
Out of these 80 online courses, AICTE has been allocated exclusively 19 SWAYAM online Courses for translation into different Indian Regional Languages. The AICTE has been able to complete translation of three online courses of first year engineering and three other SWAYAM online courses into eight Indian Regional Languages.
AICTE has so far completed translation of six SWAYAM online courses into eight different Indian Regional Languages -Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, Hindi and Telugu. However, translation of these six courses is to be done in remaining four languages - Assamese, Odia, Punjabi and Urdu.
Similarly, AICTE has a target to complete translation of remaining 13 SWAYAM online courses into twelve different Indian Regional Languages viz. Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Assamese, Odia, Punjabi and Urdu.
AICTE has fixed an amount of Rs 3500 per hour per course for one language of the translation script to be paid as honorarium to the translators for translating the online courses into the specific language of their choice. They would also be awarded a certificate on completion of the translation of a course in a specific language of their choice out of twelve different Indian Regional languages.
AICTE would need the services of validators also later on for validation of these translated online courses into different Indian Regional Languages. Validators would be paid an Honorarium of Rs 2500 per hour, per course for one language.