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Change of course

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 16:16

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 17:58

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.

Another arrest in MCI registration scam

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 15:55

The CBI has arrested another doctor from Vadodara in connection with alleged scam involving registration with Medical Council of India through fraudulent means.

Former bureaucrats write to PM on Health Secy`s transfer

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 15:11

Former bureaucrats and eminent personalities have written to the Prime Minister protesting the transfer of Keshav Desiraju from the post of Union Health Secretary apparently after he opposed making Ketan Desai, who is facing graft charges, a member of Medical Council of India.

MCI mulls shortening of MBBS course duration by 1 year

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 21:36

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.

Health Ministry bars MCI from taking major policy decisions

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 22:53

The Centre has directed Medical Council of India not to take any policy decisions or hold important meetings in the wake of an ordinance granting legality to its board of governors lapsing.

HC highlights need for publishing list of recognised colleges

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 03, 2013, 08:35

The Madras High Court on Tuesday ruled that statutory agencies must publish a list of approved colleges and institutions offering various courses.

Madras HC quashes MCI order barring institute from admitting students

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 17:28

The Madras High Court has quashed the Medical Council of India`s order debarring Melmaruvathur Adhiparasakthi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research from admitting students for 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic years.

Supreme Court quashes common entrance exam for admission in medical colleges

Last Updated: Thursday, July 18, 2013, 09:33

The Supreme Court quashes common entrance eligibility test for admission in medical colleges.

Rural posting made mandatory for MBBS docs wanting PG degree

Last Updated: Thursday, June 20, 2013, 19:46

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.

Act on unethical medical practices: Consumer panel to govt

Last Updated: Sunday, April 14, 2013, 10:20

Worried over unethical medical practices adopted by some doctors, a consumer forum has asked Medical Council of India and Centre to identify such black sheep.

Govt paves way for elected MCI body

Last Updated: Sunday, March 10, 2013, 11:45

The elected MCI body was disbanded by the government and a Board of Governors was installed to run the apex body.