Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah announced that from 16 October this year, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Vishwavidyalaya in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, will offer MBBS in Hindi. The minister said this with regard to the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 which aims to promote technical courses in the mother tongue.
At the foundation stone laying ceremony of the new campus of Gujarat Technological University (GTU) in Lekawada of Gandhinagar on Tuesday, Shah said, “The NEP has encouraged mother language as when a student thinks in his mother tongue, he can understand and research better. Some people might find this strange but I want to reiterate that when students think, talk, and study in their mother tongue, they can research better, unlike rote learning. That is the reason from October 16, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Vishwavidyalaya will offer a complete first semester of MBBS course in Hindi.”
Listing out the benefits of the NEP, Shah said, “The National Education Policy is not just a book, but a library… Priority has been given to the Indian language, art, and culture. Modi Ji has taken the initiative to improve the standard of living of people through technology.”
Atal Bihar Vajpayee Vishwavidyalaya in Chhattisgarh won't be the only university to offer MBBS in Hindi. On Republic Day 2022, the Madhya Pradesh government announced that Gandhi Medical College in Bhopal would also offer MBBS in Hindi for the new batch of medical students.
On the second day of his two-day visit to Gujarat on Tuesday, Shah took part in the foundation stone laying of the 750-bed Adarsh Multispeciality Hospital at Kalol, the inauguration of an underpass in Gandhinagar built by the Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation.