Union Home Minister Amit Shah will launch the first MBBS course in Hindi by releasing several of course books at Lal Parade Ground in Bhopal on October 16.
This launching of Hindi Books on the MBBS course will help the students who come from Hindi Medium backgrounds and later opt for Medical studies but think twice because of the language challenges. Presently, all books for the MBBS course are available in English.
Home Minister Shah will release the Hindi versions of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry books of the MBBS course. This is for the first time Bhopal will pave its way to create history by introducing MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Science) course in Hindi. This Hindi medium MBBS course will not only establish Hindi but will also develop Self-confidence among Hindi medium students.
A much-needed step for rural students in Higher Education, PM Narendra Modi has already spoken about providing education in the mother tongue, and NEP 2020 once implemented will be a major step towards fulfilling this goal.
“It will change the perception that Medical & Engineering courses can’t be learned and taught in Hindi,” CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Monday
Vishwas Sarang, Minister of Medical Education, Madhya Pradesh, who was inspecting and present at the venue on Sunday shared his views on MBBS education in Hindi Medium by saying that, Medical Education in Hindi will be a gift from MP during the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
The pilot project will begin at Gandhi Medical College (GMC) in Bhopal and will then be extended to all 13 Government Medical Colleges in the state.
However, on the other hand, Implementing Hindi medium in an MBBS course looks to be a challenge for many. The experts and Opposition have their own reservations.
Experts in the medical field remain sceptical of the “MBBS in Hindi” initiative. “I am not against imparting Medical Education in Hindi, but are quality textbooks with updated advancements in the field available for Students?” said Former Vice-Chancellor of Indore- based Devi Ahilyabai Vishwa Vidhyalaya(DAVY)
Another statement by the Former Director of the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) termed this decision as “Unfortunate”
Dr Bharat Chapperwal, a Senior Pediatrician said, he was not against Hindi, but as a medical professional he feels before announcing the decision, not enough preparations were made
“Government Should leave this issue to professionals instead of deciding in which language Medicine and surgery should be taught,” he said.
Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan also announced that as part of the National Education Policy (NEP), BTech degree and polytechnic diploma courses will be taught in Hindi in six government colleges of the state beginning in July 2022.