VP Naidu welcomes decision of 14 engineering colleges to offer courses in regional languages.

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New Delhi, Jul 17 (PTI) Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday welcomed the decision of 14 engineering colleges across eight states to offer courses in regional languages in select branches from the new academic year. He expressed happiness that the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), in tune with the provisions of the new education policy, has permitted B.Tech programmes in 11 regional languages -- Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Gujarati, Malayalam, Bengali, Assamese, Punjabi and Odia, the Vice President Secretariat said in a tweet.

To mark the decision, the secretariat posted the tweet in the 11 languages. 'The vice president desired more engineering colleges and other technical education institutions to offer courses in regional languages,' it said. PTI NAB ANB ANB

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