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MBBS in Hindi: Doctors say 'detrimental and irrelevant' to change curriculum language

Uttarakhand Education Minister Dhan Singh Rawat had recently said that the state will soon launch MBBS courses in the Hindi language

MBBS in Hindi: Doctors say detrimental and irrelevant to change curriculum language
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Uttarakhand Education Minister Dhan Singh Rawat had recently said that the state will soon launch MBBS courses in the Hindi language.

He had claimed that the move would help students from Hindi-medium backgrounds compete better with their counterparts from English-medium schools.

Dr Arun Kumar Gupta, president of the Delhi Medical Council, however, said the vocabulary of MBBS is completely based on English, whereas Ayurveda follows the Indian vocabulary system.

The Madhya Pradesh government proposed to launch medical courses in Hindi in early September 2021 but the National Medical Commission (NMC) did not approve of it, stating that medical courses conducted in any language other than English will not be recognised by the commission.

AIIMS Rishikesh Professor, Dr Amit Gupta, also raised concerns about the inability of teachers to teach MBBS in Hindi.

MBBS admissions across the country are conducted through the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Undergraduate (NEET-UG).

Over 16 lakh students appear for the single entrance exam to secure a seat in a bachelor's level medical course in the country.

As per the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) 2021, of the top 10 medical institutes, five are situated in the southern region — Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Pondicherry.

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