Khasi has been used in educational institutions either as a medium of instruction or as a subject.
Pre-Primary - Khasi Medium schools use Khasi till the beginning of primary. - English Medium schools use English till the beginning of primary. Primary - In Khasi Medium School, Khasi is the medium of instruction whereas English is being taught as a subject. In English Medium School,
English is the medium of instruction whereas Khasi is being taught as a subject. From Secondary level to Post Graduation level, English is the medium of instruction whereas Khasi is being taught as a subject.
Most local Newspapers are written in Khasi and few in English. Some of the Khasi daily newspapers are Mawphor, NongsainHima, Peitngor, Rupang, weekly newspaper is Dongmusa, and English newspapers are Shillong Times, Meghalaya Guardian, etc.
With regard to Electronic Media, there are 4 private channels catering news to local viewers, out of which only 2 use English as a Media language. The local channels which cater Khasi news are Ri Khasi Channel and Peitngor Cable News.
Doordarshan Kendra, Shillong has programmes ranging from news to dramas to songs to documentaries that are telecast in Khasi.
All India Radio, Shillong broadcasts programmes in Khasi.
Media production which include short tele films, big and small screen movies, videographies (music and films) are found to make use of English, Khasi and even regional dialect (Pnar).
There are many journals and magazines in Khasi.
a) State level: At the State level, English is recognized as an official language whereas Khasi is an associate official language. However, for administrative functions, English is mostly used.
b) District level: Both English and Khasi are used.
c) Block level: Both English and Khasi are used.
d) Village Panchayat/Local Durbar: At the local levels like village durbars which include meetings, debates and discussion about the village welfare, Khasi is used.
Though Khasi is used together with English, nevertheless, minutes, reports, rules and regulations are recorded and documented in English.
State level: English is extensively used for the purpose of legislature.
Local level/District level: Debates and discussions at the District Council are conducted in Khasi. Even in legislature, minutes, reports, rules and regulations are recorded and documented in English.
National level: Khasi has not been included in the 8th scheduled of the Constitution and thus, it has no status at the national level.
For judicial functions, English is used at the state High Court and Districts Courts whereas at the lower level like Lok Adalat, Khasi is widely used but in writings only English is used.
The language used in science and technology at the professional, graduation levels is English.
Business administration in small scale industries like fruit, plywood, cement, khadi etc is done in English and Khasi while sales and services is done in Hindi, English, Khasi, Bengali etc.
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