In March, it was reported that the government was considering extending the option of introducing courses in regional languages to law colleges, a year after the admission to engineering colleges.
Officials said Monday that the University Grants Commission (UGC) has begun discussions with the Bar Council of India (BCI) on its plan to offer legal courses in regional languages, with the latter now deciding to create 12 members. Committee to come up with suggestions.
In March, HT reported that the government was considering extending the option of introducing courses in regional languages to law colleges, a year after the engineering colleges were approved. The move is in line with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, which supports the provision of professional education in regional languages.
The decision to form the committee was taken at a meeting held on Sunday between UGC, BCI officials and members of the Higher Education Committee of the Ministry of Education for the promotion of Indian languages.
UGC President M Jagadesh Kumar said: “This committee recognizes that all books should be translated first. We are planning to translate them into 12 Indian languages. This helps lawyers prepare documents in regional languages and communicate with clients in their native language. The 12 Indian languages aimed at introducing UGC law courses are Hindi, Gujarati and Assamese.