The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has decided to conduct Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) in Odia language along with 10 other languages from 2021.
As per the notification issued by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), the ministry has directed the National Testing Agency (NTA) to conduct the test in at least 11 languages which include Odia, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, and English.
As per reports, the NTA has been asked to explore possibilities to conduct other competitive examinations in regional languages apart from English and Hindi.
Currently, the national level competitive examination JEE (Main) for admission into B.Tech and undergraduate architecture courses in the premier educational institutions like NITs and IIITs is offered in three languages – English, Hindi, and Gujarati.
The move will help the students to opt for schooling in vernacular medium instead of shifting their focus to study in English medium schools.