Proposal to teach medical, engineering in Hindi turned down

BHOPAL : Universities coordination committee headed by Governor and Chancellor Ram Naresh Yadav on Wednesday turned down a proposal to teach medical and engineering in Hindi language and decided to form a committee to find out non-technical courses to teach in the vernacular language.In a meeting held at Raj Bhavan, the proposal was tabled by Hindi Vishwavidyalaya vice-chancellor Prof Mohanlal Chheepa. The vice-chancellor said the university had sent a similar proposal to AICTE for permitting teaching in Hindi in engineering courses.

The vice-chancellor sought permission for teaching medical and engineering in Hindi medium. Technical universities like RGPV and Medical University, Jabalpur raised objection on it. Their vice-chancellors said technical courses can not be taught in Hindi language as their syllabus is world wide.

Medical council of India (MCI) has already rejected the varsity’s proposal quoting that it did not have syllabus of MBBS in Hindi.

Discussion was held on follow-up of academic calendar in universities. The governor expressed satisfaction over universities’ efforts to bring on track the semester schedule.

Barkatullah University is in the only university in the state which is yet to follow academic calendar and hold timely examinations. The governor expressed displeasure over the varsity’s lacklustre and asked new vice-chancellor Dr Tiwari to speed up the process. The issue of Chhatrasal Bundelkhand Vishwavidyalaya and varsity status to Baba Saheb Rashtriya Samajik Vigyan Sansthan, Mhow came up for discussion. Minister for technical and higher education Umashankar Gupta briefed about the progress and said, the decision is pending with the central government for Bundelkhand Vishwavidyalaya.

Gupta and minister of state for higher education Deepak Joshi informed the governor about several important decisions taken recently by the government.

The governor asked the varsities and colleges to get NAAC certificate along with instructing the government to issue permission to Mahatma Gandhi Chhitrakoot Rural University, Jawaharlal Agriculture University to fill up vacancies.

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