Bhubaneswar: The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has decided to conduct Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) in Odia along with 10 other languages from 2021.
The test will be conducted in 11 languages which include Odia, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and English, a notification issued by MHRD) to National Testing Agency (NTA) stated.
Till now JEE main examination is held in English, Hindi and Gujarati.
As per reports, the NTA has been asked to explore possibilities to conduct other competitive examinations in regional languages apart from English and Hindi.
Such a move will also help students to opt for their regional language. It will also boost their confidence instead of shifting their focus to study in English medium schools.