Medical Education
PGI Chandigarh to have two deans, one for academics and another for research

PGI Chandigarh to have two deans, one for academics and another for research

Chandigarh: The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) will soon have two deans – one for academics (Dean 1) and another for research (Dean 2). The move is expected to boost research at the institute. more

Two arrested in a case involving server ‘hacking’ of NEET PG

Two arrested in a case involving server ‘hacking’ of NEET PG

New Delhi: Delhi Police have arrested two persons — Abhishek Singh, a native of Varanasi, and Atul Vats, a native of Patna — in a case wherein computer servers were allegedly hacked during the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), held in December 2016 to admit students into postgraduate medical courses. more

UP Chief Minister asks officials to set-up 25 medical colleges, 6 AIIMS-like institutes in the state

UP Chief Minister asks officials to set-up 25 medical colleges, 6 AIIMS-like institutes in the state

Lucknow: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked officials to work on developing 25 medical colleges in the state in the next five years as well as establish AIIMS-like institutes in six regions of the state. more

Medicos left in the lurch as Gian Sagar Medical College closes

Medicos left in the lurch as Gian Sagar Medical College closes

Chandigarh: With power and water supply disconnected, and the doors of most rooms, including classrooms, locked, Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital at Banur, about 35 km from Chandigarh, appears as virtually closed. more

Doctors with PG from five English-speaking countries can now teach in medical colleges in India

Doctors with PG from five English-speaking countries can now teach in medical colleges in India

New Delhi: The Medical Council of India (MCI) has amended the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 to make doctors holding postgraduate medical qualifications (MD, MS, DM or MCh) awarded in countries like the US, the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand eligible to teach in medical colleges in India. more

Gian Sagar Medical College again fails to pay salary to its staff

Gian Sagar Medical College again fails to pay salary to its staff

Patiala: The management of Gian Sagar Medical College, Banur, has reportedly again failed to pay salary to its staff. The college staff has not been paid salary for the past six months. The power supply to the college has also been scrapped. more

80% people opposed Exit Test for MBBS graduates

80% people opposed Exit Test for MBBS graduates

Wardha (Maharashtra): Responding to an RTI query, NITI Aayog has informed that 80% of the public, who responded to NITI Aayog, when it invited suggestions by email, have opposed the move to conduct the National Licentiate Examination (NLE) or Exit Test for MBBS graduates. more

Supreme Court removes 25-year age cap for NEET, says forms can be submitted till 5 April

Supreme Court removes 25-year age cap for NEET, says forms can be submitted till 5 April

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday removed the age cap of 25 years for candidates appearing for the NEET-2017 examination for MBBS/BDS courses and allowed filling up of forms through online portal of the CBSE till 5 April. more

Dr Randeep Guleria takes charge as Director of AIIMS Delhi

Dr Randeep Guleria takes charge as Director of AIIMS Delhi

New Delhi: Dr Randeep Guleria, professor and head, department of pulmonary medicine and sleep disorders, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, on Friday took charge as director of the medical institute. more

MCI removes limits on number of attempts, upper age for appearing in NEET UG

MCI removes limits on number of attempts, upper age for appearing in NEET UG

New Delhi: There will be no limit on the number of attempts for a candidate in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) or the maximum age at which he or she can appear in the test, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has said. more