Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi Vishwavidyalaya (ABVHV) of Madhya Pradesh becomes the first university to offer engineering course in Hindi. This is no doubt the first of its kind initiative by a university. The university had planned to start the course with ninety students. However, the course has resumed with three admissions so far.
The Vice-Chancellor Prof. Mohanlal Cheepa sounded quite optimistic regarding the admissions in future. He was quoted saying to Indian Express, "We were prepared to start with even one student. Once the course begins, more students will join.''
The Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi Vishwavidyalaya had tried all possible methods of promoting the engineering course in Hindi to attract students. The three admissions at present were possible due to the university's promotion of the course through distribution of pamphlets in newspapers. Now, the three students have taken admission into three branches of engineering - Civil (Nagar) Engineering, Electrical (Vaidyut) Engineering and Mechanical (Yantrik) Engineering.
At the moment, there are three lecturers to teach the three students. According to the university sources, three more students are expected to join in a few days.
Any initiative has a starting trouble. People trust such initiatives only when they succeed or they show the signs of bringing success to those who join hands with it. The engineering course in Hindi also has the same issues to tackle at the beginning stage.
The Vice-Chancellor of the aforementioned university also agrees that there are challenges to attract students towards the newly introduced course. The university expects more candidates from the rural areas of Madhya Pradesh. Only time will tell if the engineering course in Hindi will flourish with good number of admissions.