Tamil should be considered as a medium of instruction for engineering and medical education, Higher Education Minister K. Ponmudy said at the Anna University convocation.

While no one could rule out the necessity for using English for communication, students could actually understand concepts better if they were taught in their native language, he said. This revives the idea mooted in 2007 to introduce the Tamil medium in engineering courses at Anna University, Coimbatore. A committee was formed to prepare a plan for its implementation but the plan has not been implemented yet.