Meghalaya CM urges NEIGRIHMS to increase number of MBBS students

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.

'Bomb scare' spreads panic in Manipal

A 'bomb scare' spread panic at Manipal, about 60 km from here, for about three hours after local people heard a sound from a dustbin near a hostel and reported the matter to police.

Gujarat has over 9.7 lakh 'educated but unemployed' youths: Govt

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.

High powered committee to inquire JEE allegations
High powered committee to inquire JEE allegations

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).

PIL challenges additional reservations in medical courses
PIL challenges additional reservations in medical courses

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.

Graft case against Ramadoss: Court to hear arguments on charges

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.

Punjab wants Centre to relax MBBS admission criterion

The Punjab government has urged the union government to relax the admission criterion for MBBS course for the Scheduled Caste (SC) students.

MBBS seats: Harsh Vardhan comes down hard on MCI

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has come down hard on the Medical Council of India for "punishing" MBBS aspirants instead of medical colleges for not complying with rules.

HC orders issue of notice to authorities

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.

Change of course

Dearth of good quality doctors could lie in the MBBS currciulum and its assessment process. Prachi Rege consults experts from the field for immediate treatment.

MCI’s new course to fix rural healthcare issues

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.

FIR against 8 MBBS students for ragging juniors

An FIR was on Wednesday lodged against eight MBBS students for allegedly ragging 18 juniors at a medical college hostel in the district, police said.

15,800 additional MBBS seats to be created in country: Health minister

With the availability of doctors being a dismal 0.5 for every 1,000 persons in the country, the Centre has proposed to create an additional 15,800 MBBS seats, Lok Sabha was informed on Friday.

MCI mulls shortening of MBBS course duration by 1 year

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.

Compulsory 1-yr rural posting for MBBS doctors from 2015-16

MBBS students applying for admission to post-graduate medical courses from academic year 2015-16 will have to undertake a mandatory rural posting at a public health centre (PHC) for one year.

MBBS students demand expulsion of tainted batchmates

Students of government medical college here held protests demanding expulsion of those who managed to get admission in medical colleges through the 2012 test paper leak racket.

Review plea in SC against its verdict quashing common med test

Petition was filed in Supreme Court seeking a review of its judgement scrapping the single common entrance test (NEET) for admissions to MBBS, BDS and post-graduate courses in all medical colleges.

3,000 more MBBS seats to be created

Government is set to create 3,000 new MBBS seats across the country taking the total number to over 48,000 in a move aimed at attaining the optimum doctor- population ratio.

Rajasthan hikes MBBS, BDS internship allowances

The Rajasthan government tonight approved a proposal to hike internship allowance of MBBS and BDS students from Rs 3,500 to Rs 4,500 month.

Rural posting made mandatory for MBBS docs wanting PG degree

MBBS doctors aspiring to pursue post-graduation will now have to compulsorily undertake a one-year rural posting before becoming eligible for such a course.