The month-long course is divided into five parts namely, orientation, skills module, enhancement skills, sport and extracurricular activities and professionalism and ethics also including other sub-sections such as computer and English skills.
The course will be conducted by the National Institute of Epidemiology (NIE) and disseminated through the government portal - Swayam. While the 8-week online course will be provided free of cost, students and teachers will have to pay the examination fee of Rs 1000.
Justice S S Sundar of the Madurai bench asked the state-run university to pay a fine of Rs 5 lakh to the secretary of the education department, who was directed to use the money for improving the infrastructure in government schools.
According to the MCI’s rules, a medical college with 100 seats needs to have a functional teaching hospital with at least 300 beds, with 60% occupancy at the time of submission of application to the MCI.