Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicMedical colleges

Topic: Medical colleges

80,000 seats, 7 lakh takers — inside story of why thousands of aspiring Indian doctors fly abroad

Even students who score in 90th percentile of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) cannot always get a medical seat in India because of a huge demand-supply mismatch.

India’s medical education needs more push from Modi govt. Affordable colleges still a dream

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Now Charak Shapath to replace Hippocratic Oath? Medical board holds talks with colleges

The Hippocratic Oath, dating back to Greek philosopher and physician Hippocrates, is an oath of ethics administered to medical practitioners.

NMC says fees of 50% seats in private medical colleges to be on par with govt institutions

National Medical Commission guidelines said that the benefit of this fee structure would be first made available to those candidates who have availed govt quota seats.

Petitioners in SC question ‘completely arbitrary’ Rs 8 lakh income cap to determine EWS quota

Govt-appointed panel suggested sticking to Rs 8 lakh annual income limit for determination of EWS quota in connection with the ongoing admissions to NEET-PG courses.

SC permits NTA to declare NEET results for admissions to undergraduate medical courses

The top court stayed Bombay HC's order asking NTA not to declare NEET results & conduct re-examination for 2 aspirants in Maharashtra whose question papers, OMR sheets had got mixed.

Indian healthcare is missing out on talents not inclined to join medical profession

Long training period, lack of commensurate remuneration and shortage of opportunities for professional growth are hampering student entry into the medical field. Here's the way out.

TN passed bill to exclude state from NEET. But here’s why assembly approval isn’t enough

Education is part of Concurrent list and, according to the Constitution, Tamil Nadu will need President's nod for this bill to hold. Even then Parliament can repeal it.

NEET registrations on the rise, experts say Covid a factor but more seats the bigger reason

The National Testing Agency, which conducts NEET-UG, says 16.14 lakh students have registered for the exam this year — highest in the last five years.

Reactions to OBC medical quota are exposing Indians’ flawed merit argument all over again

I didn’t see any protest or anger by Savarnas against EWS quota. No one wrote: 'I will not get treated by a doctor who did their degree under EWS reservation.'

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Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.

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Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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