SC allows medical colleges to admit students

 The Supreme Court today allowed medical college across the country, whose recognitions could not be renewed by Medical Council of India due to some deficiencies, to admit students after the institutions assured that the shortcomings will be removed.

Uttar Pradesh CM showers sops on doctors

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday showered sops on doctors raising the retirement age of faculty members of government medical colleges to 65 years and bringing pay scales of KGMU teachers here on par with SGPGIMS.

Six UP medical colleges to be super-speciality centres

Six medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh will be developed in a phased manner as super-speciality centres, Union Health Ministry officials said on Monday.

District hospitals to become medical colleges: Harsh Vardhan

The government has taken steps to improve manpower in health care sector including upgrading district hospitals into medical colleges, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said here Friday.

Distribution of medical colleges imbalanced: Harsh Vardhan

Imbalance in the growth of medical colleges and institutions in the country is affecting the delivery of health care to people, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said in the Lok Sabha on Friday.

Two more medical colleges to come up in Odisha

The Odisha government said two more medical colleges would be set up in PPP mode in tribal-dominated Rayagada and Gajapati districts.

Rajasthan sets up task force for 7 new medical colleges

The Rajasthan government has set up a separate task force to complete the land allotment process for seven new medical colleges in the state, Medical and Health Minister R S Rathor said.

Nine more medical colleges in Odisha

Odisha government is taking steps to set up nine more medical colleges in different parts of the state and to increase the number of seats in MBBS course from 150 to 250 in government-run medical colleges at Berhampur and Burla from next academic year.

10,000 more MBBS seats in India

The government Thursday approved a proposal to increase the number of MBBS seats in the country by 10,000.

NHRC asks MCI to introduce `Gerontology` in medical colleges

The National Human Rights Commission on Wednesday asked the Medical Council of India and Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to explore the possibility of introducing a new post-graduate level course in `Gerontology` in medical colleges.

Madras HC slams `ill-equipped medical institutions`

Madras High Court came down heavily on ill-equipped medical colleges in the country, which "often produced half-baked" professionals.

Uttar Pradesh to have three new medical colleges

The Uttar Pradesh government has cleared setting up of three private medical colleges in the state, an official said on Friday.

Three new medical colleges to be set up in MP

Three new medical colleges, each with a 750-bed hospital, will come up in Ratlam, Shahdol and Vidisha districts of Madhya Pradesh.

Medical students seek release of degree certificates, move HC

Medical students filed petition in Bombay High Court that their degree certificates have been withheld, for failing to discharge obligations under the bond.

Capitation fee demanded by private colleges illegal: SC

Private technical and medical colleges demanding capitation fee from students is illegal and unethical, the Supreme Court has said.

Centre allots additional 80 MBBS seats to MP medical colleges

The Centre has allotted an additional 80 MBBS seats to government medical colleges in Madhya Pradesh.

Unclaimed bodies to be studied in Odisha colleges

Medical Colleges and research institutions in Odisha can now use cadavers of unknown persons for therapeutic use and anatomical examination, besides receiving donation of body by a person before death.

Incidents of fake faculty in 17 medical colleges d

Incidents of fake faculty in 17 medical colleges across the country have come to the notice of government which has taken several measures to curb such occurrences, Lok Sabha was informed on Friday.

Govt to liberalise norms for setting up new medical colleges

According to sources, the Ministry of Health has asked the Medical Council of India (MCI), apex medical education regulator, to rationalise and redefine its norms for setting up medical colleges.

Vaiko demands cancellation of entrance test

Demanding cancellation of conducting nationwide entrance test for admission in medical colleges, Vaiko threatened to stage a protest if his demand is not met.