UGC invites individuals to write books in 12 Indian languages for UG courses

Authors, critics, faculty members of colleges and universities can send their interest by January 30.

UGC invites EoI to write textbooks in 12 Indian languages. (Image: UGC official website)UGC invites EoI to write textbooks in 12 Indian languages. (Image: UGC official website)

Vikas Kumar Pandit | January 11, 2024 | 07:34 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The University Grants Commission (UGC) invites authors, critics, and faculty members of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to write textbooks in 12 Indian languages for undergraduate courses in Arts, Science, and Social Sciences.

The commission has invited Expressions of Interest (EOI) from those interested in writing books in the Indian languages including Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.

This effort seeks to improve the academic landscape by providing students with high-quality learning resources in their local language.

A wide spectrum of people are invited, including academic members from HEIs, authors, and critics. Those interested in providing their knowledge can submit an EOI by January 30, 2024, using the online form included with the official notice.

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Key Benefits

This initiative holds immense potential to revolutionise Indian higher education, offering several key benefits:

  • Accessibility: Students can gain knowledge in their languages, which improves comprehension and engagement.

  • Inclusivity: It welcomes students from various linguistic origins and encourages educational equity.

  • Cultural preservation: Textbooks in Indian languages are essential resources for conserving and strengthening regional cultures.

  • Knowledge dissemination: This effort encourages the spreading of knowledge throughout India and promotes intellectual exchange

A Google form is attached with an official notice that should be filled out by the interested individuals before the deadline. Individuals will have to provide their personal information including their name, email ID, address, mobile number, present position etc. in the form.

Along with that they also must decide in which course and in what language they will write the book. individuals can also provide the tentative title of the proposed book which is not mandatory.

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