Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Thursday urged NEIGRIHMS authorities here to double the number of students pursuing MBBS courses from 50 to 100 to enable full utilisation of the infrastructure available with the Institute.
Gujarat government on Tuesday admitted that over 9.72 lakh educated but unemployed youths, including 39,393 post graduates, had registered themselves with various state employment exchanges between 2011 and 2014.
Nagaland government on Monday formed a High Power Committee (HPC) to inquire into the alleged irregularities, lapses and loopholes into the process for conduct of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) and selection of candidates for various technical courses through Common Selection Board (CSB).
Public Health Organisation, an NGO, has filed a public interest litigation in the Bombay High Court challenging Maharashtra government's decision to provide 16 percent reservation to Marathas and 5 percent qouta to Muslims in MBBS and post-graduate medical courses.
A special court on Wednesday fixed October 16 for hearing arguments on framing of charges in a corruption case in which former Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss and four others were accused of showing favours to a private medical college in Uttar Pradesh in granting renewal for admissions in MBBS course in 2008-09.
Madras High Court on Monday ordered issue of notice to the authorities, including Director of Medical Education, on a PIL seeking to set up a committee to determine admission fee for MBBS course and monitor its effective implementation with provisions of penalising errant institutions.
After its decision to shorten the duration of the MBBS course by one year met with stiff opposition from all the quarters, Medical Council of India is now contemplating to introduce a new degree course in rural healthcare. Patricia Mascarenhas finds out more.
The duration of the MBBS course could be shortened by one year with the Medical Council of India (MCI) thinking about introducing specialist skills for undergraduates earlier than what is the practice at present.