Vikash Sharma

The University Grants Commission (UGC) and Bharatiya Bhasha Samiti (BBS) have come up with a joint initiative for imparting two days' of training on Content Creation and Teaching through Bharatiya Languages.

The UGC has asked Vice-Chancellors of Universities to nominate two senior faculties to become certified Master Trainers after the training.

As per the latest UGC notice, the nominated senior faculties shall be preferably of professor or associate professor level (one from Science and another from Commerce/Social Science) who can speak, write and teach in the local language where the university is located.

It is pertinent to mention here that the National Education Policy-2020 aims at promoting teaching-learning through local languages in Higher Education.

The NEP also emphasizes the offering of academic programmes in HEIs through mother tongue/local languages as a medium of instruction, in order to increase access and GER and also to promote the strength, usage, and vibrancy of all Bharatiya languages.

The policy lays thrust on the availability of high-quality study materials/books in local languages for the courses under various disciplines. UGC plans to conduct the training programme in face-to-face mode during February-March 2024.