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All educationists, linguists and scholars believe a technical term in all Indian languages must bear maximum uniformity so as to facilitate inter-lingual communication and exchange of scientific information in all areas of education, research and sciences. For this purpose Indian languages must have a common uniform similar corpus of terms for this purpose.   Since the roots of technical terms in different states of the country are usually same, there are many terms which are similar.  By identifying these terms the Commission publishes glossaries of PAN Indian terms.  Such glossaries are distributed free of cost to the users.

Principles for identifying PAN Indian Terms:

  (i) The Commission from the very beginning emphasized the desirability of evolving terms which could, after necessary adaptation, suit the genius of individual languages, and to be used on all-India basis.  With this end in view, the Commission, while constituting Expert Advisory Committees for finalizing terms in various disciplines, ensured that the Committees for finalizing terms in various disciplines comprised reputed scholars, teachers and linguists from all the regions of the country.
  (ii) International terms are acceptable to all.  These terms are to be retained as such and their transliteration has to be given.  Under this category are names of elements and chemical compounds, units of weights, measures and physical quantities, mathematical signs, symbols and formulae, binomial nomenclature, the terms based on proper names and words like Radio, Petrol, Radar etc., which have gained worldwide usage.
  (iii) Terms of Perso-Arabic origin are already current and acceptable to most Indian languages.
  (iv) Words which have acquired derogatory sense in any language are rejected outright.
  (v) It is well known that most of modern Indian languages are derived from the Sanskrit-based roots and this characteristic is recognized as the first basis of uniformity in our languages.  Words of Sanskrit origin are easily accepted in the languages of many States.
  (vi) The third basis for this uniformity is English and Urdu words which are used in almost all Indian languages in the sphere of administration, education (English) and courts (Urdu).
  Pan-Indian Glossaries already published.
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