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‘e-KUMBH’ portal launched by President Draupadi Murmu

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  • President Droupadi Murmu on Friday, November 11, 2022 launched e-KUMBH (Knowledge Unleashed in Multiple Bharatiya Languages) portal in which engineering courses and books would be available in 12 scheduled Indian languages.
  • Apart from this, she also released engineering books of ‘All India Council for Technical Education’ (AICTE) in Odia language and glossary of 50,000 technical words in Odia language developed by ‘Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology’ (CSTT).
  • “These are commendable steps in the direction of making education accessible to all. It has been observed that many students face difficulty in understanding technical education in English. That is why under the National Education Policy-2020, the government has taken steps to provide technical education in the regional languages,” said the President.
  • Under this, engineering books have been translated into Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Kannada, Punjabi, Oriya and Assamese, while translation of books in Urdu and Malayalam languages is still going on. All these books have been translated by ‘All India Council for Technical Education’.

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