Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said that Joint Admission Board (JAB) will be organizing the Joint Entrance Exam Main (JEE Main) exams in further regional Indian languages from 2021.
The idea is to stay in line with the new education policy 2020 that encourages the use of mother tongue/ regional languages in school education.
The announcement was made by the minister in the form of tweets.
The minister informed about the decision via a series of tweets.
Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank wrote on Twitter, “In line with the vision of #NEP2020, the Joint Admission Board (JAB) of #JEE (Main) has decided to conduct the JEE (Main) examination in more regional languages of India. The examination will also be conducted in regional languages where entry to State Engineering Colleges is decided based on an examination (conducted in regional language). State language of States who admit students based on the #JEE(Main) will also be included under this.”
“This decision has far-reaching implications as Hon’ble PM Shri @narendramodi ji has pointed out that top-scoring countries in PISA examination use mother tongue as a medium of instruction. The decision of JAB will help students comprehend questions better & score higher,” he also added.
By Sahana Iyer