Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicMedical colleges

Topic: Medical colleges

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.'

Centre trying to take away rights of states in PG medical admissions, says MDMK chief Vaiko

Vaiko, who's also a Rajya Sabha MP, said the Union government holding counselling for admissions to all postgraduate seats in state-run medical colleges is unacceptable.

Caste, 2022 will be in play as Yogi govt looks to name 9 colleges after saints, BJP leaders

The nine medical colleges will be inaugurated sometime in August.  With this, the total number of medical colleges in the state will increase to 33.  

Indian healthcare needs foreign medical graduates. Draft rules do just the opposite

National Medical Commission’s overtly stringent draft regulations will end up creating a new set of barriers for graduates who have done MBBS in foreign universities.

SC refuses to direct medical universities to cancel or postpone PG final year exams

The top court said the National Medical Council has already issued an advisory asking universities to take the Covid situation into consideration while announcing the exam dates.

Medical colleges could reopen from 1 December with strict physical distancing norms

Medical colleges have been asked to keep a sufficient number of non-Covid beds to ensure students can be trained adequately.

National Medical Commission proposes new rules, likely to abolish 5-acre land requirement

The regulations proposed to reduce the minimum bed requirement for a medical college & make skill labs mandatory. NMC has sought feedback from stakeholders by 19 October.

SC asks Madras HC to decide Tamil Nadu’s plea for 50% OBC quota in medical admissions

The state government and various political parties have challenged the Centre's decision not to grant 50% reservation to OBCs as per Tamil Nadu law.

China restricts English-MBBS courses to 45 colleges after record Indian student enrollment

China’s education ministry authorised only 45 out of 200 medical colleges to teach foreign students MBBS in English.

On Camera


Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.