Based on the official press conference conducted by the Department of Medical Education, Madhya Pradesh, the MBBS curriculum will also have Hindi as an alternate language choice for candidates interested in pursuing the MBBS degree. The main reason for the introduction of Hindi as a medium to pursue MBBS is to break the “language barrier” which has been cultivated in the country for such a long period.
The press conference also suggested that the Department of Medical Education, MP is preparing a committee that would seek the permission Medical Council of India and would be responsible for designing a course for candidates who opt with Hindi as their main language.
“An expert committee will be formed to decide how to introduce Hindi medium in MBBS course, nursing and other paramedical courses. It will be a joint effort of the medical education department and Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi University,” said the minister during the press conference.
Several scientific studies suggest that Medical courses when done in the country’s regional language, provide students with a significant upper hand as it allows them to easily communicate with the local people and make them understand difficult terminologies in an easier way.
Previously, the Department of Education, MP has taken significant steps in implementing Hindi as an alternate language. In 2016, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi University announced that medical education would take place in Hindi and English. This was however discontinued as only three students registered with Hindi as their main language.
Medical Education University in Jabalpur and Rajeev Gandhi Proudyogiki University in Bhopal also took part in this movement by allowing students to write their examinations in both Hindi and English. This helped the Department of Medical Education, MP in promoting their motive and ensured that a candidate is evaluated on the basis of his/her knowledge of the subject and not the language.