New Delhi: The MCI has examined the matter of imparting medical education in Hindi as a medium of instruction and decided against it, citing “paucity” of adequate teaching and learning resource material in the language while observing that English gives graduates a global exposure, Parliament was today informed.
Union Health Minister J P Nadda said this in a written response to a question in the Lok Sabha on whether the government was contemplating to introduce medical education in Hindi language.
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The Medical Council of India is the apex body to regulate medical education in the country.
“The MCI has examined the matter of imparting medical education in Hindi as a medium of instruction. It was observed by them that there is paucity of adequate teaching/learning resource material for imparting medical education in Hindi as a medium of instruction,” he said.
Nadda said the curriculum and syllabi is required to be updated in a timely manner on the basis of scientific and technological advancement, the bulk of which is available in English language.
“The MCI has also observed that the developed countries and most of the neighbouring countries have English as a medium of instruction for medical education. Instruction in English language provides opportunities of international exposure and experience to the Indian medical graduates,” he said.
“Therefore, MCI keeping these concerns in mind has decided not to impart medical education in Hindi at this juncture,” he added.