Medical courses in Uttarakhand will be conducted in English and Hindi from the next academic session, state Medical Education Minister Dhan Singh Rawat has said.
When implemented, Uttarakhand will be the second state to do so after Madhya Pradesh. Rawat said on Friday that the decision has been taken keeping in mind the special importance the Center is giving to Hindi.
The state Medical Education Department has constituted a four-member expert committee in this regard. The group is headed by Dr CMS Rawat, principal of the Government Medical College in Srinagar in Pauri district, the minister said.
According to the minister, the committee will prepare a draft of the new syllabus for the colleges after studying the Hindi MBBS syllabus in Madhya Pradesh government schools.
The MBBS course in Hindi will start in the next academic session after receiving the draft from the panel and completing the formalities, the minister said.
On October 16, Union Home Minister Amit Shah had released three-subject Hindi textbooks for MBBS students as part of an ambitious project by the Madhya Pradesh government to impart education medical in hindi