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Members of the All India Other Backward Classes (OBC) Students Association on Monday held a meeting with Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan over the Central government's decision to implement 27 per cent reservation for the OBC community in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET).
After the meeting, the OBC students' body expressed their gratitude towards the Union government for proposing this decision.
Pradhan said that he met the OBC students' body, which expressed its gratitude for implementing 27 per cent reservation for their community in the all-India quota for NEET.
The students from the OBC association shared valuable suggestions with the Union minister on ways to ensure empowerment and welfare of their community, Pradhan said.
"I assured them that the Central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will work and do everything possible to widen the spectrum of opportunities for the marginalised and weaker sections of the society," he said.
NEET (Undergraduate) 2021 exams will be conducted across the country on September 12 following all necessary Covid-19 protocol1s.
"To ensure maintaining social distancing norms, the number of cities where NEET exams will be conducted has been increased from 155 to 198. The number of examination centres has also been ramped up," he said.
This is the first time that NEET will be conducted in 11 other languages, including Punjabi and Malayalam.
The National Testing Agency (NTA) is arranging the entrance test centres across various cities on the basis of preference of the students appearing for NEET.
The cities are being allotted based on the preferences given by the candidates.
Keywords: Education, Reservation, NEET, MBBS, OBC, Dharmendra Pradhan
Though the number of medical colleges has increased, the availability of the medical seats have decreased, according to a report in Times of India.
The SC bench consisting of Justices A R Dave, Vikramjit Sen and U U Lalit said: “The affidavit filed on behalf of Union of India shows that though the number of seats had risen, obviously because of permissions granted for establishment of new colleges, because of disapproval of renewal cases, the resultant effect was net loss in terms of number of seats available for the academic year,” as quoted in TOI report.
The affidavit by the Union government stated that, even though the total intake in MBBS course has increased between the academic years of 2013-14 and 2014-15 from 51,598 to 54,348, as the permission for renewal of seats was not granted in 3,920 seats, there is a net loss of 1,170 seats.
The loss of seats would have been more, had the government not approved on the last date, the renewal of 4,747 of the 8,667 seats recommended for rejection by MCI. The approval was given to the 73 government medical colleges on the basis of the assurance and undertaking given by the respective state governments.
The SC has held that the loss of seats was due to the delayed and improper inspection of medical colleges and due to delays in granting the required permission to the colleges to admit students.
The net loss of medical seats attains importance because India has only one doctor per 1700 people as against World Health Organization’s (WHO) standard of 1 doctor per 1000 people.
Lucknow: The Medical Council of India (MCI) has barred seven of the 16 private medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh from running the MBBS course, officials said on Wednesday.
As a result, the number of MBBS seats in Uttar Pradesh for the 2015-16 session has shrunk by 900.
These seven institutes include Integral Institute of Medical Sciences and Career Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow and Mayo Institute of Medical Sciences, Barabanki.
Both the institutes in the state capital have 100 seats each while the Barabanki institute has 150 seats. The MCI had inspected them some time back and found them wanting on various parameters including faculty, infrastructure and labs.
The other institutes and medical colleges barred are Major S.D. Singh Medical College, Fatehgarh (100 seats), Rama Medical College Hospital and Research Center, Hapur (150), Rajshri Medical Institute, Bareilly (150) and FH medical College Tundla in Firozabad district (150).
While the MCI inspection team had also raised many question marks on the functioning of government medical colleges, the principal secretary (medical education) had assured that the issues raised will be addressed soon.
The managements of the barred institutes have requested the MCI to once again inspect their campuses as cancelling the course would jeopardise the future of many students.
Some institutes are thinking about approaching the courts. (IANS)
By NewsGram Staff Writer
Other than engineers, IIT Kharagpur would soon start producing doctors as well. The super-speciality hospital, Dr. B.C. Roy Institute of Medical Science & Research is expected to be ready by the end of 2017, on a three-acre plot on the edge of the campus.
“The government has already sanctioned a grant of Rs 230 crore last year for this purpose. Construction work will start soon and is expected to be completed within 26 months,” IIT-Kharagpur director Partha Pratim Chakrabarti said.
IIT Kharagpur, will become the first institute among the IITs to offer medical education.
Reportedly the authorities have already taken approval from the Medical Council of India (MCI) for providing undergraduate medical education courses like MBBS.
“It will bring the two diverse disciplines of engineering and medicine together in education and research. Technology will be used to access and treat large number of patients through satellite centres and secondary hospitals,” the director said.
As reported by PTI, the hospital is planning to use technologies like remote diagnostics, telemedicine, teleradiology, and expert systems leveraging outreach of cellular network. Paramedics, nursing training facility, biomedical innovation unit and a medical outreach unit have also been proposed.
The authorities have also collaborated with Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA and Imperial College, London on medical science.