June 23, 2024
  • The Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology (CSTT) is under process to create technical and scientific terminology in 10 Indian languages underrepresented in the learning landscape. These include-
    • Bodo, Santhali, Dogri, Kashmiri, Konkani, Nepali, Manipuri, Sindhi, Maithili, and Sanskrit
    • All 10 languages are a part of the 22 official languages of India’s Eighth Schedule.
  • The CSTT will bring out what it calls fundamental (basic) dictionaries with 5,000 words per language, in three to four months.
  • These will be in digital, searchable format, and free of cost.
  • About 1,000-2,000 copies will be printed in each language.
  • The immediate focus is to cover 15 disciplines: journalism, public administration, chemistry, botany, zoology, psychology, physics, economics, Ayurveda, mathematics, computer science, political science, agriculture, civil and electrical engineering.

About Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology (CSTT)

  • CSTT was established on October 01, 1961 in pursuance of a Presidential Order dated April 27, 1960 with the objective to evolve technical terminology in all Indian Languages.
  • It was established under clause (4) of Article 344 of the Constitution of India.
  • It is functioning under Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, with headquarters at New Delhi.
  • Primary Function: Evolve standard terminology, propagate its use and distribute it widely.
  • Other functions:
    • Preparation and Publication of Bilingual and Trilingual Glossaries involving English/Hindi and other Indian Languages.
    • Preparation and Publication of National terminology.
    • Identification of Pan Indian Terms.
    • Preparation of Definitional Dictionaries and Encyclopaedias.
    • Preparation of University level textbooks,monographs and journals.
    • Providing necessary terminology to the National Translation Mission
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