The Madhya Pradesh government aims to launch an MBBS course in Hindi at Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal from the next academic session, the state’s Minister of Medical Education, Vishwas Sarang has announced. He also claimed that MP would be the first to offer an MBBS course in Hindi.
“Guidelines have been issued to start the MBBS course at Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal in Hindi from the next session commencing within two months. A 14-member committee headed by Director of Medical Education, Dr. Jiten Shukla, has been constituted to prepare the work plan for the MBBS Hindi programme,” he told PTI.
He added that this step was taken after the state’s Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced on this Republic Day that the state will soon launch MBBS and other medical courses in Hindi.
“The Minister had spoken to subject matter experts a few days ago to prepare Hindi books for MBBS freshmen in the presence of officials from Atal Bihari Hindi University and Gandhi Medical College. The lectures will also be conducted in Hindi,” an official from the state’s public relations department told PTI.
“In the first phase, students who choose Hindi as the medium of instruction will receive instruction in Hindi and English for two months each. Further steps will be taken after their assessment. In the second phase, additional books for anatomy, physiology and biochemistry subjects will be prepared,” he said.
To date, three committees oversee the action plan for this new course.