Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Vijay Sampla said that to provide a level playing field to the rural youths, technical education should be imparted in regional languages as well.
The youth in rural areas usually lack in knowledge of English language that put them at a disadvantage in comparison to their urban counterparts, the minister added.
“Youths in remote areas who have obtained technical education can’t compete with their counterparts in cities. Local language plays a vital role in this. A student in suburban areas or rural areas cannot understand English, which is same as any other foreign language to him,” Sampla said.
The minister was addressing academicians from various institutions and members of business community at the 6th All India Technical and Management Council (AITMC) Summit. In order to solve the issue and to bring everyone on par, technical education should be imparted in regional languages too, Sampla said.
“It is because of trial and errors…and determination that we have become the largest exporter of software services and made other countries to seek our help to send satellites,” Sampla said.
AICTE and the Labour Ministry have also signed an MoU on national career service at the event. AICTE chairman Anil Sahasrabudhe was also present at the event.