MBBS in Hindi Not to be Recognized: NMC
New Delhi: Only a few days after the announcement of the Madhya Pradesh Medical Education Minister to provide medical education in Hindi language, the National Medical Commission (NMC) has clarified that it hasn't received any such plans from any State Governments and the same wouldn't be feasible as well.
President of the Undergraduate Medical Education Board of NMC, Aruna V Vanikar has further clarified that if any state Government implements such a plan, it wouldn't be recognized by NMC, reports TNIE.
Medical Dialogues had recently reported that the plan of providing medical education in Hindi was being considered in both Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. While in the case of Uttar Pradesh, the Government had received the proposal from the President of Hindi Bhasha Sansthan, in Madhya Pradesh, the Medical Education Minister Vishwas Sarang has announced that a committee will soon be constituted for preparing medical syllabus in Hindi.
Last Tuesday, which marked the Hindi Diwas, the Madhya Pradesh Education Minister had announced that soon the state would constitute a committee to decide on preparing the medical syllabus in Hindi.
While commenting on the matter, the minister had said, "The committee will also ensure that the syllabus is prepared and on how to implement it in a phased manner in state."
The Yogi Adityanath Government in Uttar Pradesh has also received a similar proposal from the Hindi Bhasha Sansthan of UP, which has already published three books in Hindi covering the medical syllabus.
However, as per the latest media report by the New Indian Express, the President of the Undergraduate Medical Education Board of NMC, Aruna V Vanikar has recently clarified that the idea of providing medical education in the Hindi language is not feasible and no state government has so far approached the Commission with such a proposal.
The apex medical body has further clarified that it will not recognize MBBS courses being offered in the Hindi language under the rules. Besides, it has also been clarified by the Commission that the Commission doesn't have any plans of amending the norms for allowing medicine courses in any other language except for English.
While commenting on the matter, Aruna V Vanikar said, "The rules do not approve teaching-learning MBBS in any other language other than English and there is no plan to change the existing norms."
"If any state government goes ahead and introduces such a course, it will not be recognized by the NMC," she added.
Meanwhile, sources in the Union Education Ministry have pointed out that the Central Government had last year adopted the National Education Policy with an aim of providing technical education including medicine courses in the mother tongue.
Even though a committee was constituted for making suggestions to start offering engineering courses in regional languages, experts have opined that offering medicine in mother tongue might be trickier and the experiment might not work.
In Madhya Pradesh, the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi University had been established back in 2010 for providing education in major streams including medical education in Hindi. However, even after 10 years, there hasn't been any significant progress in that area as the Medical Council of India, the erstwhile medical education regulator hadn't given permission for the same.