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In Punjab, students should be permitted to write examinations in Punjabi: PUCA-PUTIA
Chandigarh, November 28, 2023: Punjab Unaided Colleges Association (PUCA) & Punjab Unaided Technical Institutions Association (PUTIA) have requested all the universities of Punjab including IKGPTU, MRSPTU to allow students in Punjab to write the December Exam in Punjabi.
Dr Anshu Kataria, President of PUCA and PUTIA has appealed to the Universities of Punjab to permit students to write upcoming exams in Punjabi which isn't allowed till now although New Education Policy 2020 advocates adoption & promotion of Local languages and is implemented by some states already.
He further said that UGC chairman Jagdeesh Kumar has already instructed he Universities in April 2023 to allow the students to write exams in local language even if the medium of instruction of the course is English.
Kataria further lauded Central and State Government's commendable step for promoting Punjabi language in Punjab. He reiterated Punjab Govt orders for all sign boards in Punjabi too.
He said that lacs of students from weaker sections of society , who have not studied in English medium schools will be the beneficiaries as they will be able to understand and express the concepts better. These students otherwise don’t join technical courses or leave in between only due to lack of English language, which develops over a period of time.
He said this step will help in increasing the Gross Enrolment Ratio to 50% as per the target of the Government