Should the Professional Courses be taught in the Local Languages?

With the launch of MBBS books in Hindi language, the government is planning to launch other professional courses in mother tongue also. Is it necessary to do so or is it just another political stance?
The demand to teach medicine in languages besides English has been made repeatedly over the years, and it was reiterated most recently by Union Home Minister Amit Shah when he launched the first three biochemistry, anatomy, and medical physiology books in Hindi on October 18.
The demand to teach medicine in languages besides English has been made repeatedly over the years, and it was reiterated most recently by Union Home Minister Amit Shah when he launched the first three biochemistry, anatomy, and medical physiology books in Hindi on October 18.Unsplash

The demand to teach medicine and other professional courses in languages besides English has been made repeatedly over the years, and it was reiterated most recently by Union Home Minister Amit Shah when he launched the first three biochemistry, anatomy, and medical physiology books in Hindi on October 18.

The demand to teach medicine in languages besides English has been made repeatedly over the years, and it was reiterated most recently by Union Home Minister Amit Shah when he launched the first three biochemistry, anatomy, and medical physiology books in Hindi on October 18.
In Bhopal, Amit Shah Launches the first MBBS Books in Hindi

On Twitter, some people welcomed the government's decision while some opposed it.

The demand to teach medicine in languages besides English has been made repeatedly over the years, and it was reiterated most recently by Union Home Minister Amit Shah when he launched the first three biochemistry, anatomy, and medical physiology books in Hindi on October 18.
MBBS in Mother Language: A Day of Renaissance

One of the users said, higher education in the mother tongue is essential not only from the point of view of knowledge and science but also for the all-around progress of the country. In many developed countries like China, Russia, Germany, Japan, etc., higher and technical education is in self-language. If only! In India too it would have started much earlier. Now it should increase continuously in all courses.

There were also other users in favor of this decision and expressed their views in various tweets.

One of the users commented that how he can write a story in his mother tongue but can't write a single line in the English language.

One of the users said that the language of education doesn't matter but more important thing is that education should be available to all at lower costs.

Some claimed it was just a political move.

Some users raised some serious questions which really need to be thought upon.

Some of the users from Medbound Times and Medbound also raised some questions which need to be thought upon.

Studying in Hindi might be really difficult to treat patients. Hindi is not the only language spoken in India. There is a very huge population who don't know Hindi and communicating with them would be hard. Students will get very less or no research opportunities. There degree would be invalid from Main Medical boards and also, they will lose abroad opportunities.
Studying in Hindi might be really difficult to treat patients. Hindi is not the only language spoken in India. There is a very huge population who don't know Hindi and communicating with them would be hard. Students will get very less or no research opportunities. There degree would be invalid from Main Medical boards and also, they will lose abroad opportunities.MedBound Times

Download the MedBound app & learn new things everyday!

Some of the users even made memes in this situation.

Apart from the memes, funny images, belief, and disbelief, what do you think? Is this a positive step towards education and the future of the country, or do other changes need to be made?

Hurry up! Join the Medical Internship 3.0!

Related Stories

No stories found.
Medbound
www.medboundtimes.com