Move to offer engineering in Telugu will fail: Experts | Hyderabad News – Times of India


HYDERABAD: Offering engineering courses in Telugu will do more harm than good, said educationalists and professors as there are not many jobs or opportunities for higher studies available for those opting to do the course in Telugu or other regional languages.
They said that at a time when there is no demand for engineering courses in the country, starting one in regional languages doesn’t make any sense. “This initiative is going to fail,” said KVK Rao, general secretary, All India Federation of Self Financing Technical Institutions, adding that at a time when not many engineering students are able to secure jobs, starting one in Telugu will not make any sense.
He said that for emerging technology courses—Artificial Intelligence, Data Sciences, among others, translation into regional languages will be difficult. “Further, there won’t be any reference books in Telugu,” he added, and said that unless the central government plans to start MTech in Telugu, these students will not have any opportunities for higher studies.
While one college in AP got permission to start an engineering course in Telugu, no college from Telangana has applied to start the course in the regional language. The managements of engineering colleges said that it is unlikely that any college will be applying for permission in the next or coming academic years. A few, however, said that this will be useful to those who want to get employed in Telugu states or their hometown.
“This might not be useful if someone wants to secure a job in an MNC or global market. But, if a candidate what’s to stay in his home state, it is useful for them,” said NV Ramana Rao, director, NIT Warangal.
Ramana Rao said that it is better to have command over the subject in Telugu rather than not knowing anything because the course is taught in English.

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