Ten engineering schools chosen for foreign language courses

In line with the Minister of Higher Education’s announcement last year that foreign languages ​​such as German, French and Japanese would be taught in engineering colleges, a total of 10 public engineering colleges have been pre-selected for the implementation of the program on a pilot basis.

The shortlisted colleges are – Government College of Technology, Coimbatore; Government College of Engineering, Salem; Government College of Engineering, Tirunelveli; Alagappa Chettiar Govt. Engg College. & Tech., Karaikudi; Government College of Engineering, Bodinayakanur; Government College of Engineering, Dharmapuri; Government College of Engineering, Bargur; Government College of Engineering, Srirangam; Government College of Engineering, Sengipatti and Thanthai Periyar Govt. Institute of Technology, Vellore.

It has been proposed to provide foreign language courses in German, French and Japanese to students of these colleges in online, offline and blended mode. The program aims to produce engineering students with multilingual skills to help them in their internships and also become better researchers. The Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation (TNSDC) is in the process of selecting companies to run courses for students and has launched a tender to select the companies.

TNSDC has launched another tender to select training service providers to provide “personality development” and “communicative English” coaching to more than 30,000 students.

Sylvester L. Goldfarb