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Medical Education


Medical students await return to foreign varsities, grapple with poor quality online classes, face fee hike

March 18, 2021 4:44 pm

Thousands of students who were pursuing MBBS in foreign universities were forced to leave during the coronavirus outbreak. They are now demanding to return to their universities. While the online classes are on, the traditional classes have begun only for domestic students.

3-month rural stint to be mandatory for postgraduate medical students

October 12, 2019 5:56 am

Endorsement by states is essential because health is a state subject and medical education is in the concurrent list, so while the MCI (BoG) sets policy direction, the actual implementation will have to be done by states.

Cheaper fees, easy admissions: Indian medical students shift gaze towards China

July 29, 2019 11:40 pm

Sowmiya Ashok visits campuses and finds that this journey to a medical degree comes with its share of anxieties — language hurdles, uncertain career options back home. Besides, a lingering concern: how much noodles can one eat?

Government plans to re-introduce National Medical Commission Bill

June 10, 2019 10:26 pm

The National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, which was introduced in December, 2017, lapsed with the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha.

We have made medical education elitist, out of reach of poor families. It will have consequences: Cardiac surgeon Devi Shetty

December 24, 2017 6:03 am

Leading cardiac surgeon Dr Devi Shetty explains why a “first-world regulatory structure” won’t work in a country such as India with “third-world infrastructure”, regrets that “trial by media” has broken the trust between doctors and patients, and notes that not money but “political will” is needed to revamp healthcare

'Mediscience 2016' exhibition gets underway

June 10, 2016 7:19 pm

Forty stalls at the exhibition would provide details of medical health and education to motivate people on good healthcare practices

Medical education: Gujarat govt merges NRI seats with management quota

July 14, 2016 6:04 pm

The new decision has been taken after the state government recently decided to scrap 15 per cent NRI quota from state self-financed medical institutes.

Medical education: HC quashes rule to prefer Gujaratis in NRI quota admissions

September 08, 2015 1:53 am

The division bench’s order came on a public interest litigation (PIL) that challenged the new law citing injustice to meritorious students from other states.

No proposal to increase duration of MBBS course, clarifies government

February 13, 2014 9:55 pm

Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad clarified that there was no proposal to extend the period of MBBS course.

Mind the gap

January 12, 2014 11:04 pm

Increase in MBBS seats is welcome. But it will take more to address the deficits in medical education.