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Its Final: NEET 2017 will be in six regional languages apart from English and Hindi


Its Final: NEET 2017 will be in six regional languages apart from English and Hindi

New Delhi: Bringing relief to medical aspirants across the country, the government has recently announced that NEET 2017 shall be held many regional languages apart from English

 The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Anupriya Patel in a written reply in the Lok Sabha on Friday stated that the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 for admissions to medical colleges will be held different languages including English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu.

Her written statement to the Lok Sabha read:

“Section 10D of Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 prescribes conducting of a uniform entrance examination in Hindi and English and such other languages. Based on consultation with State Governments / UTs, the Central Government has decided that the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 will be held in Hindi, English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu. No criteria is fixed for rural students under the All India Quota seats. The State Governments decide for State Quota Seats at UG/PG level. NEET would not disturb reservation policy of the respective State Government.”

The move bring relief to many students across the country, who had been uptil now preparing for medical entrances in their regional languages, and were suddenly required to prepare for NEET 2017 in english.

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The move however, has drawn concerns from many authorities. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the exam conducting body for NEET 2017, on an earlier occasion expressed anxiety over the NEET question paper being set in six different languages, besides English and Hindi, as they feared leakage of the question paper.

The Medical Council of India had also expressed similar views saying that all the medical textbooks were in English, making the decision to translate it into six state languages, quite irrelevant.

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  1. Dear sir

    I am selected NEET 2017 telugu language so only telugu question paper I will get or Hindi and Telugu question papers
    Please appreciate your valuable suggestions

  2. Its often said that learning is most comfortable in one\’s local language. Yes, technical terms can\’t be translated. They need not be translated actually. They are new for everybody, irrespective of whether one comes from an English-speaking background or not. Who would have heard about a \’sacro-illiac\’ joint before studying lower limb in the anatomy class? It is exactly the \’nouns, verbs, conjunctions and prepositions\’ which makes the language a hurdle. I have seen my fellow students from Gujarati medium struggling with English all through. The book they most commonly read, at least during first year, was a English to Gujarati dictionary! What a pity!
    Yes, there are not many countries which impart medical education in their local language. But we would certainly not be the first ones, if we decide to translate the medical texts into regional languages. In fact, between 1822 and 1833, western medicine was taught in Calcutta in vernacular language along with Ayurved and Unani.
    Knowing English is a \’desirable\’ attribute. It\’s not inherently \’compulsory\’. It\’s we who make it so. If Google can see the logic behind shifting to regional languages, may be we also can.

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    dr hameed parappil December 17, 2016, 11:06 am

    Then make mbbs curriculam also in regional langauges.policy makers can make think about this.my advice is think thrice before making this happen.if this happens it will will be super blunder from policy makers

  4. Why only 6 languages for NEET. this is discrimination. There are 16 or 18 languages and 200 dialects. Let there be exam in all languages and dialects. Why malyalum and urdu and assamese language excluded?

  5. All medical, scientific books in India are in English. Candidates need to understand them well.
    It is unclear why such a decision had to be taken given the fact that ALL aspirants MUST have studied English for at least 7 years in school. If they cannot learn a simple language after 7 years of study there must be something seriously WRONG with the teaching and evaluation in schools. How can these students aspire to be able to access and understand world literature in modern medicine and technology even if they get selected?
    It is clear that the Government and health Minister are not concerned with the devaluation of our degrees and the falling standards of teaching and training across the board in particular in PRIMARY and SeCONDARY education. That is where their focus should have been.
    The aim should also have been to eliminate ALL reservations, provide for free additional coaching for meritorious students from various underprivileged communities. to ELEVATE their standards and enable them to compete on MERIT. Aim for the Highest Common Denominator NOT the Lowest Common Denominator.
    Question papers and Answers in so many languages cannot be set and evaluated uniformly, will open the flood gates for leaks and disruption of examination schedules. Besides, not one minister or parliamentarian or secretary is able to speak or write technical content in any Indian language with any degree of competence. Most technical terms and nuances are written in ENGLISH in the answers in so called regional language answers. Therefore all that the authorities may achieve is a substitution of nouns, verbs, conjunctions, prepositions etc with rest of the content being in ENGLISH.
    I am truly saddened by the thought process of our very eminent brains that are mutilating even the higher professional education.

  6. I think you are wrong.