In a landmark development, India will now have Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in Hindi language. Well, this has its own pros & cons. That we can discuss later as now the floor for debate will open with all the political parties jumping on over the decision across all the television channels. Incidentally, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had stressed on the teaching of technical courses in regional languages.
Three MBBS subjects – anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry – will be taught in Hindi to first-year students in all 13 government medical colleges of Madhya Pradesh. Union Home minister Amit Shah will launch medical education in Hindi in the state by releasing translated MBBS first-year books in Bhopal on October 16.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that it will change the perception that medical and engineering courses can’t be learnt and taught in Hindi.
“This is a step in putting into practice the idea that one can move ahead in life through education in Hindi medium too. It’s the resolve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the medium of education should be in one’s mother tongue,” he said.
For Hindi translation of books, a well-organised curriculum was prepared by duly constituting a Hindi cell ‘Mandar’ in February this year at Gandhi Medical College in Bhopal. The task force comprises experts from the medical field. 97 medical college teachers, and experts brainstormed for more than 5,568 hours.