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MBBS students to treat patients in first year: MCI

Medical students pursuing their Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) course will treat patients in the first year of their studies, according to the new curriculum proposed by the Medical Council of India (MCI). MCI is planning the revision for the undergraduate (UG) medical curriculum, which is set to be the first important revamp of the MBBS curriculum in the last 17 years. According to MCI officials, the current MBBS curriculum will soon see a change into a competency-based one. MCI is expected to apply for a copyright as well. Once the council obtains the copyright, the...

India to have 19 new academic institutes soon: HRD ministry

India will have 19 new universities or academic institutes shortly, according to a recent announcement by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) of the country. The majority of the new institutes, totaling seven, will be set up in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The list of expected new institutes is provided below. IIMs: As per the MHRD announcement, six new Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) will be established in Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. Of these, Gaya is a likely location for IIM Bihar while Bhubaneswar has been...

Most Indian students in Ukraine study medicine

There are more than 100 Indian students from the state of Tamil Nadu (TN) pursuing their higher studies in Ukraine and Crimea currently, out of which a majority are studying medicine. The new academic session started recently in institutes in Ukraine and Crimea. Around 30 students from TN have moved to Ukraine for higher studies this year. Most of them have joined the Crimea State Medical University, which is now part of the Russian system. Students of strife-torn regions of Ukraine such as Donetsk and Lugansk have been made to shift to institutes in other regions, such as Odessa and...

AIPMT third round counseling witnesses 858 seats remaining vacant

After the third round of All India Quota Under Graduate Allotment -2014 for All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) counseling, a total of 858 seats have remained vacant. It was reported that 682 MBBS seats and 176 BDS seats remained vacant and they have been returned to the respective government colleges of the state. It can be recalled that the AIPMT counseling conducted in three rounds began on July 1 and came to an end on September 5. Around 18,115 candidates had qualified for the 15 per cent of All India Quota seats for 3, 084 MBBS and 297 BDS seats in 123 government medical and 29...

PG medical, dental 2015-16 admission in Karnataka through AIPGMEE 2015

Admissions for postgraduate (PG) seats in government-run medical colleges as well as government seats available in private medical colleges in Karnataka for the 2015-16 academic session will be granted based on the candidates' performance in the All India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination 2015 (AIPGMEE 2015) , according to the Department of Medical Education (DME). The AIPGMEE is an all-India eligibility-cum-ranking medical entrance examination, conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE). All the candidates, including in-service candidates, need to note that the...

Over 800 seats remain vacant after AIPMT 2014 counseling

Altogether 682 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) seats as well as 176 Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) seats are still vacant, after the conclusion of counseling sessions for the All-India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Test 2014 (AIPMT 2014) candidates. As per reports, around 858 of the total 3,084 seats under the All India quota have been returned to individual government colleges of states. The AIPMT 2014 counseling was conducted from Tuesday, July 1 to Friday, September 5, 2014 . The Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) held three rounds of counseling for...

Animal dissection banned for pharmacy students

The Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) has banned animal dissection by pharmacy students for academic reasons at all its institutes across India, as a result of prolonged demands by activists regarding the same. The People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has been active in its demand to ban dissection. According to a PCI gazette notification dated August 28, 2014, animal experimentation should be replaced by computer aided modules. The routine use of all animals needs to be stopped. In the state of Karnataka, there are more than 140 colleges which offer different pharmacy courses....

AIPGMEE 2015 online registrations start - a guide

The online registration process for the All India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination 2015 (AIPGMEE 2015) started on Friday, August 29 and will continue till Friday, October 10, 2014 , according to the official website. To register online, please click here . No offline applications will be accepted. To register to take the AIPGMEE 2015, candidates need to visit www.nbe.gov.in/AIPGMEE and click on the “Register for AIPGMEE” link. During registration, the candidates will create a profile, fill out the AIPGMEE application and pay for the examination. Candidates...

MBBS/BDS counseling for EAMCET 2014 rank holders till Sept 5

Counseling for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) as well as Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) courses for Engineering Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test 2014 (EAMCET 2014) rank-holders for admission into colleges affiliated to Dr NTR University of Health Sciences for the 2014-15 academic year will be held till Friday, September 5, 2014 . The candidates need not submit any application form for admission into MBBS/BDS courses. Certificates required: The candidates need to bring all the original certificates (mentioned below) and two sets of...

UGC directs RGUHS to cancel 3-year PG public health course

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has directed the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) to cancel its postgraduate (PG) degree course in Public Health which is of three year’s duration, as per reports. A total of six students, all of whom are government doctors, have joined the Master of Public Health (Honors) program, which was started from the current academic year to boost the public health system. As per a UGC notification on July 5, only degree programs with specified nomenclatures and duration will be valid programs in institutes of higher education....

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