Medical Education
President Pranab Mukherjee to unveil list of best medical colleges in India

President Pranab Mukherjee to unveil list of best medical colleges in India

New Delhi: The union human resource development ministry, which had released the first-ever national rankings of universities and technical, management and pharmacy institutions last year, has reportedly decided to include medical, dental and law colleges from this year for their ranking. more

Medical colleges directed to display complete list of admitted students on their websites

Medical colleges directed to display complete list of admitted students on their websites

New Delhi: The Medical Council of India (MCI) has directed all medical colleges to post the complete list of admitted students on their more

UGC releases list of journals that will be used to evaluate researchers’ work

UGC releases list of journals that will be used to evaluate researchers’ work

New Delhi: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has published a list of more than 38,000 journals that it will use to evaluate researchers’ work in an attempt to crackdown on the number of subpar studies entering academic literature. more

Odisha makes it mandatory for PG students of government medical colleges to sign two-year service bond

Odisha makes it mandatory for PG students of government medical colleges to sign two-year service bond

Bhubaneswar: The state health department has made it mandatory for all candidates taking admission in government medical colleges, either under state quota or all India quota, in postgraduate medical or dental courses to sign a bond to serve the state, after their course completion, for a minimum of two years. more

‘India needs 65 million surgeries a year but only 26 million are conducted’

‘India needs 65 million surgeries a year but only 26 million are conducted’

Chennai: India needs 65 million surgeries per year but only 26 million are conducted, according to Dr Devi Shetty, chairman of Narayana Health. Dr Shetty said the main problem lay in the fact that MBBS doctors rarely go on to do their postgraduation and therefore fail to specialise in any particular field of medicine. more

Medical aspirants urge government to allow them at least five attempts at NEET

Medical aspirants urge government to allow them at least five attempts at NEET

Bhopal: A year after its stormy debut, NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) has once again sparked a heated debate among medical aspirants and their parents. more

#Budget2017: Govt to establish National Testing Agency for entrance examinations in higher education institutions

#Budget2017: Govt to establish National Testing Agency for entrance examinations in higher education institutions

New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley while presenting the General Budget 2017-18 in Parliament on Wednesday said that the government proposes to establish a National Testing Agency as an autonomous and self-sustained premier testing organisation to conduct all entrance examinations for higher education institutions. more

India has 472 medical colleges but still faces shortage of doctors

India has 472 medical colleges but still faces shortage of doctors

New Delhi: India has 472 medical colleges and close to a million registered doctors. However, there is a shortage of doctors as per the World Health Organisation (WHO) norm of 1 doctor per 1000 population. more

Tamil Nadu government introduces two Bills in State Assembly to circumvent NEET

Tamil Nadu government introduces two Bills in State Assembly to circumvent NEET

Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday introduced two Bills in the State Assembly to continue in the state the present system of admitting students to MBBS, BDS and postgraduate medical and dental courses. more

Five-member committee formed to accelerate growth of medical specialities in India

Five-member committee formed to accelerate growth of medical specialities in India

Bengaluru: The Medical Council of India (MCI) has formed a five-member committee to address the issues suffocating the growth of medical specialities and super specialities in India. more