New Delhi: In a first-of-its kind initiative, the Ministry of Health along with the Medical Council of India (MCI) has decided to conduct entrance examination for medical colleges in regional languages. The MCI is all set to implement the new rule from the next session.

Talking to Dainik Jagran, Secretary MCI Sangeet Sharma said the decision has been taken on the request made by several states. “In the initial stage the council was in favour of conducting examination in Hindi and English only. But following protest in West Bengal, Gujarat, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, the ministry has officially declared to conduct examination in regional languages also. ”

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has been assigned with the responsibility for conducting the examination for the first time in country.

According to one of the CBSE officials ,the board is competent enough to conduct the medical examination in different languages. However, the chances of paper leak also increase with this move. Therefore, it is generally preferred to conduct examination in one or two languages.
The medical aspirants across the country will write examination in their regional languages on May 13, 2012.

JPN/Bureau