According to senior minister and Gujarat government spokesperson Rushikesh Patel, the curriculum for first-year medical, technical, and vocational courses will also be available in Gujarati language starting in the following academic year.
The task of translating the courses into Gujarati has been delegated to various universities, according to the minister, who also announced the formation of an expert committee.
The first-year students at these faculties will have the choice of studying in Gujarati or English, he continued.
Patel also stated that the state government has begun steps to address the lack of classrooms in public schools by planning to construct 21,000 classrooms, as a work order to construct 10,000 classrooms and to repair 21,000 classrooms throughout the state has already been issued.
Since no construction could be done between March 2020 and September 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Patel, the shortage of classrooms in schools increased during that time.
Gujarat lacked 21,000 classrooms by April 2022. A work order has been issued to build 10,000 classrooms and repair 21,000 classrooms as part of the process to address the shortage. The minister also mentioned that by 2022, 1968 new classrooms would have been constructed.