It is indeed a proud moment for all the Indians to know that a 4000-year-old Indian language would take center stage for supercomputer coding. Three years ago, the then Union Minister of State for Skill Development Ananta Kumar Hegde said ‘Sanskrit’ will make its way for coding language for future supercomputers.
He further added that Sanskrit could be the best language for computer algorithm design. He said that ‘Sanskrit’ is being taught again in many European Universities. He even addressed the reporters after delivering an address on skill development at Calcutta Chambers of Commerce.
“While we are becoming too dependent on English in our country, we become unaware of the fact that eminent scientists of the world are coming to the view that Sanskrit is the language for future supercomputers,” he had said earlier.
“Under the National Skill Quality Framework, we have started the Indian Skill Development Service which will be taught in the Indian Institute of Skill. It will be a top-level institution,” the former Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship said.
He had said that India Prime Minister Narendra Modi had laid the foundation stone of the first Indian Institute of Skill in Kanpur and each state was planned to have one such institute.
“The Centre will give a sizeable amount to every state as matching grant for such an institute, but the state has to bear the rest. If the state gives the proposal, the Centre will come forward. In a federal system the Centre can’t entirely take a decision,” he added
“This is part of our objective to give directions on skill and proper infrastructure aimed at taking education outside the four walls (of the classroom),” he said.
Mentioning that the traditional engineering courses were not producing adequate employable candidates, the Union Minister added that there had been no activity of requirement of BTech, MTech and civil engineers.
“We have to change that mindset and predict how many people will seek jobs in the next 10 years…In future we will have two crore people seeking jobs while 67 per cent of those working will quit their present jobs and shift to another. We need to map that segment,” he said.
He echoed that the Centre had also initiated 18 India International Skill Centres with 18 pioneering corporates from different countries with the likes of Japan, Germany, England, Australia. It is learnt that one such centre would be set up in Kolkata.
Last but not the least, the Centre was coming up with an advanced version education system for school students aimed at improving children’s practical knowledge and applied mindset and making it stronger so that the budding talents increase their thinking in the times to come.