It was indeed a post to welcome. Engineering Education in Tamil, has definitely got its value. But, let me add a few points here
* Engineering is one of the professional courses.
* By Professional course, we mean, a student who has completed the degree or the moment he does, becomes a Professional.
* A professional is supposed to do his business or job globally and not restricted to any parts of the world.
* To maximize this concept of working anywhere in this world, a central medium of Language is requried and fortunately of unfortunately, that had to be English.
When you go to any countries other than India, your medium of Language will be English. Now, if you think that happened because the Children of England study is English and not other language, am afraid you are wrong.
Only because the British ruled many parts of the world, their language left its trails globally. And hence, the system of learning English begun. It is quite simple as that.
But, why not in Tamil?
Okay, very good question. But i would like to tell you something. Let us assume you have 'Archimedes Principle'. We don;t have to get into the principle now, but for sure, you and me know that Archimedes was not an English speaking man and his works were in Greek. So what happened to his works were, it was translated into English first. This set of translations are maintained as standards. Many would stil confuse whether archimedes wrote his works in English or Greek. It is because English had been set as a standard mode of Communication there. Not only Archimedes, Our Thirukkural was also translated into English which stood as a gobal mark.
Consider China. China is a very advanced Country. Almost all parts of the world use its product. But you know, China's biggest disadvantage is Chinese are poor in English. That is why India had an IT boom. Else, China would have seized that also.
I would like to take this issue in an other way Karthik. I would like to say, Indians and Tamilians are very verstaile in learning languages. Be it English or Tamil. Now, Staff of particular colleges should explain the concepts to students in Tamil and also in English. Explaining in Tamil alone will make him have zero confidence. Frankly he will not be able to survive in this world.
Tamil In HSS is okay. This is because, we are always dependent. Any student after HSS will reach college. He has to be mended so as to learn and understand the English language, if he needs to be a successful man.
Please don't blame Tamilians, Anna University, Education System etc. They cant do anything, since the world expects a professional to know english. In fact, they are doing something good.
(Please understand that i ve been speaking only morals and did not try to offend any feelings of Tamil.)
"I was a nut, before becoming a tree!"