To provide relief to huge students, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal has announced that the JEE Main examinations will be conducted in regional languages from 2021 in order to make sure that the student will have an advantage due to the language. The minister while announcing the decision stated that it was a long-awaited reform and a special task force has been formed for teaching technical engineering and regional languages.
While speaking to the media, the minister pointed out that the overall quality of the examinations will improve since the students will understand the concepts in their mother tongue which will help them think better.
The union minister took to Twitter to inform the students of the decision of conducting the examinations in the regional language. He stated that English will not be completely eradicated from the education system but instead will only be a medium of instruction along with the other regional languages. He further added that the JEE Main examinations will be conducted in the regional languages so that the students are not at a disadvantage due to the language.
Steps have been taken by the top IITs in the country to promote the teaching in the regional language in the first year. JEE Main exams were previously conducted in English, Hindi, and Gujarati languages across the country.
Official notification is yet to be released for the JEE Main 2021 examinations. The minister recently conducted a seminar addressing the queries of the students and parents.