Is it good to have technical education in regional languages?Till now most of our higher education especially scientific and technical occurred in English. But at present, there is a wave that technical education should be in our regional languages. UGC and the present government strongly supporting this view. To change technical education into regional languages, it needs so many changes in the present education system. Translation of Textbooks, Computers, and gadgets have to be modified to give an output in regional language, and more importantly, the teaching faculty have to adapt to new terminology in their local language. Some well-developed countries like Russia and China have adopted this system of education in their own language and they succeeded. But in India, there are so many local languages are there and is it be possible here.
Actually learning education in local language started from our generation itself in 1975. AP state government in 1975 introduced all group subjects like Botany, Zoology, Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Economics, etc. should be taught in both English and Telugu languages. Students who are feared of English used to join in Telugu medium. But the technical terminology used in Telugu medium appears to be so difficult than English words. Lecturers also mostly used to teach in English words only and only using some common Telugu language. Slowly many colleges discarded this Telugu medium at present and ran sections in English medium only. Why this failure? What are the solutions for it? Have a thoroough discussion on this issue.