Medical Council of India has been asked by the Bhopal-based Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi Vishwavidyalaya to allow the students of the prestigious university to write their MBBS Course Paper in Hindi.
"We have asked the MCI to give an option to student pursuing MBBS degree course to write their exams in Hindi as long as it is not possible for it to have Hindi as another medium of instruction."
University Vice-Chancellor Mohanlal Cheepa asked when the students have the option to take the Pre-Medical Test (PMT) in Hindi why they do not have the similar option in case of MBBS Exams.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi Vishwavidyalaya was established in the year 2011,. Since its establishment it has been laying proposals for the issue of inclusion of Hindi as a medium of language in MBBS course at medical institutes. The same matter has been discussed with MCI in the last few years. Cheepa further told that when MCI was question that why they are not permitting to conduct MBBS course in Hindi despite the Rajbhasha Samiti giving its nod on the issue way back in 1991. To this MCI replied there is lack of medical books in Hindi.
Emphasizing over the same he told, “MCI states that they don't have relevant books in Hindi. Therefore, on the occasion of 10th World Hindi Sammelan (held here last week), we along with Hindi Granth Academy collected and displayed 250-300 books (in medical science) to prove that MBBS course can also be taught in Hindi."
Cheepa further told that he has given a word of suggestion to MCI that their university is ready to teach in English till the time it is not possible to teach in Hindi. However the candidates should be provided with an option to write the papers in Hindi. Keeping in view the figures from a World Health Organisation (WHO) report he said, “out of all the students who passed out from prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), 54 per cent go abroad for better future prospects and never return.”
As per the reports the meritorious students who gets selected for institutes like AIIMS, majority of them lag due to the language constraint while some even take extreme step of committing suicide for failing to cope with pressure due to the change in medium of instruction. While answering one question, he said that “out of nearly 400 medical colleges in the country, 115 are located in the Hindi belt and added that he is planning to hold a dialogue with vice chancellors on the issue.”