Karnataka to teach professional courses in Kannada from 2022-23


Bengaluru, Jul 19 (IANS): Giving prominence to the promotion of local language, professional courses, including engineering would be taught in Kannada from next academic year (2022-23) across Karnataka, said state Deputy Chief Minister C.N. Ashwath Narayan on Sunday.

"We have initiated translation of curriculum into the regional language to teach professional courses like engineering and medicine in also Kannada from next academic year," said Narayan at a webinar, hosted by All Language Faculty Association of Karnataka University on ‘New Education Policy - Study of Indian Languages'.

Narayan, who also holds the portfolio of IT, BT, Science and Technology and Higher Education, said Kannada would be strengthened as mother tongue under the New Education Policy (NEP).

"As the NEP stresses on providing professional courses in regional languages, we are taking steps to realise its benefits," said Narayan.

Advocating that Kannada should also flourish with other languages in line with the progress being made in other spheres of learning like innovation and technology, the minister said courses and curriculum would be designed by universities and subject experts.

"The NEP does not allow outsiders to enforce other languages on the natives," he added.

State higher education council vice-chairman Timmegowda, Kannada Pustaka Pradhikara former chairman S.G. Siddaramaiah and NEP's draft committee member T.V. Kattimani participated in the webinar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Nirosha. N, Banglore urban

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    No suggestions

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  • Fernandes, Mangalore.

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    "An idle mind is the devil's workshop". Will this DCM for define the kannada word for 1) Wireless set. 2) Engineer. 3) Radio. I had given here simple three words let him respond, then let him think of Kannada implementation. I'm not against kannada,. I studied in Kannada .

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  • NS BHAT, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    Dear Fernandes, Mangalore. I think such kind of translation is not meant here. Medium of instruction will be Kannada.

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  • Valerian DSouza, Udupi/ Mumbai

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    Local language promotion suits best in Germany, Japan and China like countries where there are ample job and business opportunities. As of now we don't have enough job and business opportunities to cater to our students, so it doesn't makes any sense teaching in Kannada at the cost of English which helps the candidate to secure job. It's counter productive, rob them of their scope of securing a job. Ofcourse Kannada / Hindi, be taught as a subject / language.

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  • NS BHAT, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    I think the govt is not planning to cancel English medium and force Kannada medium. There are many who serve our country lifelong. So teaching in Kannada is a good initiative.

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    Looks like these guys are taking us back to bail ghadi era, so that they remain in power. God only knows where all the kannada pandits then will find jobs.

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  • NS BHAT, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    I dont think 'teaching in Kannada' will 'take us back to bail gadi era' . Why do you think mother language in that way?

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  • Shaun, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    Politicians job is to keep the common man under his clutches while he and his pultan advance forward in life. They need us under their thumb to feed their egos and bank balances. They come up with such idiotic policies while their family goes to the best schools, in India and abroad, and then come back to rule over us again.

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    By this our Government is trying to make people of Karnataka jobless for sure. To promote a language Professional colleges are not the ones to be selected. Teach language in elementary itself.

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  • NS BHAT, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    Elementary school stage is best for the enrichment of mother tongue. Professional courses can also be taught through it.

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  • Praveen, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    If u teach in kannada, how they find job in outside karantaka..Pls Language must be in English... Why these BJP govt alwayz spoil life of Citizens?????

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    Students studying in Kannada medium right from the beginning will find it easier to pursue their higher studies. They will be able to get a better understanding of the subjects which can ultimately help them to excel in their careers. I have seen German, Spanish and Japanese engineers who are not fluent in English but are highly efficient in their respective fields, performing better than English speaking Americans.

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  • NS BHAT, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    You are 100% right.. I cant understand why many comments are seen against the Kannada medium.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    if Chinese, Japanese learn in their language, why not Indian languages... however, along with Kannada medium education, English has to be taught as link language and communicating with outside world... Kannada and English are enough in KN... Hindi can be picked up while talking to paanipuri, panwallah, istri etc., no need of hindi in curriculum... instead of Hindi, Sanskrit can be introduced as subject...

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  • NS BHAT, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    You are 100% correct. Nowadays students are forgetting Kannada. They are forced to learn in English medium schools only because higher education is in english medium.

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  • Desmond, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    So we can ensure that the jobs for these are further more hung in a balance

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  • Shaun, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    I would like to see how many of these law makers send their kids to Kannada medium and then make them stay back in India to study professional courses in the regional language. The fact of the matter is, the rules/laws are made for minions like us. But for these people and their pultan, none will apply. Just distract people in the name of language, cast, creed, and religion. The actual job of a politician.

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  • Allen, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    I personally like this step. studies have shown teaching a subject in your mother tongue helps you understand the concepts much better. Also they never mentioned that English will not be taught. English is necessary for work and can be taught in every semester as a subject to focus on proficiency needed in work related situations. Unfortunately for us Mangaloreans. this will not help since our mother-tongue is Tulu, Konkani Beary etc. until they come up with curriculum in these languages. however, this is a good starting point towards this.

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  • NS BHAT, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    100% correct.

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  • S Shetty, Officially Tulunaad

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    Why Kannada? Teach in Tulu especially in Mangalore, Udupi and Kasargod, that is our local language and mother tongue. It's very important to learn in mother language to make us understand better.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    Yes Mr Shetty.... it will be in tulu in "Officially Tulunaad"... until then kindly bear with...

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  • Varun, mangalore

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    is it optional for students? Like they can choose either English or kannada? Then its ok

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  • Ozy, Surathkal

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    Upto ITI and midwifery okay. If it's for engineering and medicine in Kannada then our state will go backwards. Important to note all the rich and politician will send their children to foreign countries for higher studies in English.

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  • Kiran Poojary, Bangalore/Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    Height of stupidity. Kannada upto 10th or 12th is okay. When we join a MNC company after Engineering, should we use these below words? Candidate from UP, TB, WB will have different wordings for these words. Microsoft Windows : ಮೈಕ್ರೋಸಾಫ್ಟ್ ಕಿಟಕಿಗಳು Microsoft Office : ಮೈಕ್ರೋಸಾಫ್ಟ್ ಕಚೇರಿ C Program : ಸ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ C++ Program : ಸ ಕೂಡಿಸು ಕೂಡಿಸು ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶ Bug : ದೋಷ Bug Fix : ದೋಷ ನಿವಾರಣೆ Thermodynamics : ಬಿಸಿ ಸಂಚಲನಗಳು Strength of Materials : ವಸ್ತುಗಳ ಶಕ್ತಿ Internal Combustion Engine : ಅಂತರ್ ಬೆಂಕಿ ಯಂತ್ರ Modi's NEP is aimed at imposing Hindi in disguise of local language protection. I am a proud Tulu Kannadiga. I hate Hindi Imposition and I hate Kannada imposition in Technical Course. This will make our students incompetent globally.

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  • John, Valencia

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    Quite a hillarious description, sir. It had me in splits. Nutty decision by the govt.

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  • Robin, Byndoor

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    ಕಿರಣ್ ಪೂಜಾರಿಯವರೆ, ಕನ್ನಡದ ಉಳಿವಿಗಾಗಿ ಈ ಪ್ರಯತ್ನ ಅಂತಾದರೆ ಒಳಿತು. ಜಪಾನ್, ರಷ್ಯಾ ಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಇಂಗ್ಲೀಷ್ ಭಾಷೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ತಂತ್ರಜ್ಞಾನವನ್ನು ಕಲಿಸುತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ. ಅವರು ತಾಂತ್ರಿಕತೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಹಿಂದೆ ಉಳಿದಿದ್ದಾರೆಯೆ ? ನಮ್ಮ ರಾಜ್ಯದ ರಾಜಧಾನಿ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಲ್ಲಿಯೇ ಸಣ್ಣ ಮಕ್ಕಳನ್ನು ಇಂಗ್ಲೀಷ್ ಭಾಷೆಯಲ್ಲಿಯೇ ಮಾತು ಕಲಿಸುವುದು ಅಸಹ್ಯ ವಾಗಿದೆ. CBSE ಯಲ್ಲಿ ಕಲಿಯುವ ಮಕ್ಕಳು Digestion ಅಂದರೆ ಏನು ಅಂತ ಕೇಳಿದರೆ ನಾವು ಜೀರ್ಣಕ್ರಿಯೆ ಅಂದರೆ ಅದೂ ಅರ್ಥ ಆಗದಿದ್ದರೆ ಏನು ಮಾಡುವುದು ? Nitrogen = ಸಾರಜನಕ, Oxygen = ಆಮ್ಲಜನಕ , Carbon = ಇಂಗಾಲ , Hydrogen = ಜಲಜನಕ, ಅನಿಲ = Gas, Methane = ಹೂಸು …… ಇದೆಲ್ಲಾ ಮೊದಲೆ ಇತ್ತಲ್ಲ. ಕನ್ನಡ ಮಾತೃಭಾಷೆಯ ಮನೆಯಲ್ಲಿ Oxygen ಅಂದರೆ ಏನು ಅಂತ ಇನ್ನು ಹೇಗೆ ಅರ್ಥ ಮಾಡಿಸಬೇಕು ? ಮಾತೃಭಾಷೆಯ ಸಂಪೂರ್ಣ ಹಿಡಿತ ಬಂದಲ್ಲಿ ಇಂಗ್ಲೀಷ್ ನಲ್ಲೇ ಕಲಿಯಬೇಕಾದ ವಿಷಯಗಳನ್ನು ಕಲಿಯುವುದು ಕಷ್ಟವಾಗುವುದಿಲ್ಲ. ಅಷ್ಟಕ್ಕೂ ಉದ್ಯೋಗಕ್ಕೆ ಎಲ್ಲರೂ ದೂರ ಹೋಗುವುದೇ ಆದರೆ ಒಂದು ಎರಡು ಮಕ್ಕಳ ಈಗಿನ ಪರಿಕಲ್ಪನೆ ಅಥವಾ ಕಾನೂನಿನ ಈ ಕಾಲದಲ್ಲಿ ಹಿರಿಯರನ್ನು ಸಾಕುವವರು ಯಾರು ? ಕನ್ನಡ ನಮ್ಮ ಕೈ ತಪ್ಪಿ ಹೋಗದೆ ಉಳಿಯಲಿ. ಬೆಳೆಯಲಿ. ಕನ್ನಡ ಅಂದರೆ ಏನು ಅಂತ ತಿಳಿಯಲು ಮ್ಯೂಸಿಯಂ ಗೆ ಹೋಗಬೇಕಾದ ಪರಿಸ್ಥಿತಿ ಬಾರದಿರಲಿ.

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  • vishnu bhat, bangalore

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    no pont commenting. strange are the priorities of these elected representatives. how will these 'graduates' interact with people across the world, minister?

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  • NS BHAT, Mangaluru

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    Think, a person has good skills and interests in technology, but he is very poor in English. Do you think he is not fit to learn the subject of his interest??

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  • Anilkumar, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 19 2021

    This madness of overemphasizing Kannada is an irritating issue. If professionals do their studies in Kannada, will Karnataka employ them locally? When the Govt has no plans to provide employment, why should the students agree to study in Kannada? If local employers themselves not support them how do they expect the professionals to go out of the state, out of the country and get employment? This stupid idea should be trimmed at its bud instead of going on harping on language issue. Even if they try to implement, there will be no takers.

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