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MCI Relaxes eligibility criteria for Teachers in Medical Colleges

The Medical Council of India (MCI) has relaxed the experience criteria required for teachers taking MBBS classes to be eligible to teach PG students. Earlier, a PG teacher needed to have a total of seven years of experience of which five years were supposed to be as Assistant Professor. The relaxed norms now mandate only a four-year experience as Assistant Professor which means a relaxation of one year. The move is to meet the shortage of PG teachers, said a senior official in the Union Health Ministry. A decision in this regard was taken recently at a meeting of the Board of Governors of the MCI which is an autonomous body under the Health Ministry to regulate the medical education standard in the country. The official explained, “The existing regulations provides that a medical teacher can become postgraduate teacher after eight years of teaching experience out of which five years should be as Assistant Professor. This regulation was made when teaching experience of five y

NEET PG Supreme Court Case 31st Jan 2013 Updates: Case Postponed

NEET PG Case ( T.C.(C)No.98/2012 and others ) is listed as item number 4 in the final cause-list for January 31st, to be discussed in Court no. 1 (Chief Justice’s Court). Case is going on in Court No. 1 right now. Hope to get verdict today. Final Update of 31st Jan 2013 Hearing NEET-PG Proceedings: Heated Arguments continued in supreme court and senior most lawyers on behalf of Minority and private institutions, insisted firmly that MCI has no power to conduct National Level entrance exams for Minority institutes too. After hearing the arguments Judge  postponed the case to February 5,2013 . (Official confirmation from SC website yet to come) Stay on NEET-PG results continues.  Results of NEET-PG will not declared till February 5,2013. Visit for updates of Exam Papers and Solutions

NEET PG case 30 Jan: No verdict

NEET PG case ( T.C.(C)No.98/2012 and others ) was listed as item number 11 in the Supreme Court final causelist for 30-1-13, Court no. 1 Here are the highlights: Case was not taken up for discussion and was postponed again. No official next date of hearing declared on SC website. We do not know the date of next hearing of the case, but will we will update this as soon as the date is officially declared. No hopes of NEET results to be out tomorrow. UPDATE: Case postponed for 31st Jan 2013 There are some rumors on the internet on some websites that NBE is declaring the result tomorrow but as the NEET PG case is still undecided its highly unlikely that result will come out tomorrow. So pls dont fall for such rumors and wait for official updates. Visit for updates of Exam Papers and Solutions

Seat blocking racket in Medical Colleges: HC notice to MCI & COMEDK

Bangalore, Jan 28, 2013, DHNS: The High Court on Monday issued notices to the State Government, the Medical Council of India (MCI) and the Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (Comed-K) following a public interest litigation seeking a curb on seat-blocking racket in admissions to professional colleges. The petition filed by Prof Ambalike Hiriyanna said 24 students had blocked medical seats for gain and, eventually dropped out of the Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS). Petitioners also sought a detailed probe in to the issue. A division bench comprising acting Chief Justice K Sreedhar Rao and Justice Abdul Nazeer issued notices and directed them to file objections with a week. Petitioners alleged that the seat-blocking row rampant in allotment of medical seats in the State. As per a clause in the consensual agreement of the State government with the professional institutes, all unfilled government quota seats have to be surrendered back to col

100% hike in PG course fees of Municipal Medical College in Gujrat

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has decided to double the fees for postgraduate diploma and degree courses of the Municipal Medical College from the next academic session. The decision was taken at a meeting of the AMC Medical Education Trust Monday, said Mayor Asit Vora. He said the annual fees for diploma study has been increased from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 2 lakh while for the degree course, the students will have to pay Rs 4 lakh a year as against Rs 2 lakh. Besides, the internship fee charged from the students from outside Gujarat has been increased from Rs 5,000 a month to Rs 8,000. There are 180 degree seats and eight diploma seats at present, Vora said. He said there has been a rise in the stipend to doctors by 40 per cent. Accordingly, the stipend for first-year students will go up from Rs 20,000 to Rs 28,000, for the second-year it will be increased from Rs 21,000 to Rs 29,400 and for the third-year, it will be Rs 30,800 as against the present Rs 22,000. The ar

Glimpses of NEET Rally at Jantar Mantar

Glimpses of NEET Rally at Jantar Mantar on 28th Jan 2013 Visit for updates of Exam Papers and Solutions

Delhi medicos coming together to protest against ongoing NEET tussle: Rally on 28 jan at Jantar Mantar

To protest against the ongoing NEET-PG tussle, medicos from across the nation are planning a massive rally at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on 28th January 2013 from 4 pm onwards. Police have taken all necessary precautions to avoid any untoward incident. Medicos from Delhi had organized a protest march at the same venue on Jan 24 which was a huge success and received widespread media coverage. Visit for updates of Exam Papers and Solutions

NEET PG case postponed to 30 Jan, Mental harassment of medicos continues...

Highlights of NEET PG Supreme Court case on 23rd Jan 2013 Case was not taken till late in the second half. Finally case was taken up but the Judge postponed the case to 30th Jan 2013. NEET PG result cannot be declared as per the stay order. Dont expect result till second week of Feb if this system of postponing the case continues... Visit for updates of Exam Papers and Solutions

Neet PG Case 22/1/2013: Postponed to 23/01/2013

The case was not taken up today. So it is postponed to tomorrow. Now this case has become a real pain for doctors across the country. Every time a next date is given by supreme court, all the doctors sit on their computers from the very morning of that date in hope of getting the final result, but in return what they get is another date. Some of the doctors have planned a quite protest at Jantar Mantar against this issue. The NEET PG results are also getting delayed due is this delay in NEET PG verdict. Lets see, 25th, 26th and 27th Jan 2013 are national holidays so even if SC gives the verdict on 24th Jan it is highly unlikely that the result will be declared before 28th Jan 2013. On the other hand if the case is again postponed, then GOD only knows when will the result be declared. Along with this, NBE is also not declaring result of DNB CET, for some reasons know only to them. Visit for updates of Exam Papers and Solutions

MP Chief Minister agrees to scrap MP PrePG this year

As soon as MP Govt declared separate pre PG entrance to fill up PG seats for MP students, all the medicos gathered together to fight against separate entrance exam. Medicos wanted that the seats of MP stated to be filled from the NEET PG merit. Finally the hard work of medicos of MP showed positive results and the CM of MP finally agrred to scrap MP Pre PG this year. In his statement he said, " Keh dijiye sabhi chaatron se ki mamaji ne ghoshna ki hai NAHIN hogi iss saal MP Pre PG"....!!!! :)" The official notification yet to come. Visit for updates of Exam Papers and Solutions

Minority Colleges selling reserved seats, doing irregularities

Bangalore, Karnataka: There are minority educational institutes in the state (Karnataka) that are selling seats reserved for the minority group under management quota. This was revealed by Karnataka State Professional Colleges Admission Monitoring Committee. Headed by Prof Venkataramaiah, the committee visited many minority educational institutes in the state and found that the institutes are selling the reserved seats, defeating the very purpose of providing quota. The committee found that some minority institutes have made a business out of reserved medical seats. As per rules, the institutes are required to reserve 35% seats for the respective minority. The reserved seats that remain unfilled have to be surrendered to Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) so that the seats can be allotted to students through counselling, on the basis of merit. The colleges are committing two types of violations. First, they are selling unallotted reserved seats under management quota, commandin

NEET PG hearing: No Verdict, postponed to 22 Jan 2013

As far as we received the imformation here are the highlights of hearing NEET PG Case Hearing postponed to Tuesday January 22,2013.  Hearing from minority institutions is going on.  MCI Lawyer requested Honorable SC Judge to grant permission for releasing NEET-PG results on Jan 31 since there are only four working days. But Judge refused to give permission to MCI to release results on JAN 31,2013 and said decision will be taken on Jan 22,2013.  Hearing from State Govt and other private universities not yet started. Visit for updates of Exam Papers and Solutions

What do you expect on final day of NEET PG hearing!

Well today is Jan 17th, the said last day for the hearing in SC on the matter of NEET PG and private and minority institutes being included in NEET. Many things depends on today. Validity of NEET for next year. Result of NEET to be released. So many exams of private institutes. And ofcourse the future of thousands of medicos. These are some of the highlights of hearing on 16th Jan 2013 Senior Lawyers appearing on behalf of CMC Vellore argued that their institution is 100 years old and India's leading medical institution compared to AIIMS and they are giving stipends to the doctors and they absorb them in their own institutions . They also quoted some previous supreme court orders and mentioned that minority institutions are guarded by constitutional rights and MCI has no jurisdiction over the admission process of minority institutions. They also quoted 1997 supreme orders which says minority institutions have the full rights over the admission process. Argum

Fake MCI official claims to redress grievances, may be a phishing scam

MUMBAI: The Medical Council of India (MCI) is hit by cyber criminals as fake email ids promising to sort admission issues of students started doing the rounds. The email ids that carry a fake name, mobile number and postal address have been in circulation for a while. The fake emails have been asking general public to contact the id for redressal of their complaints/problems in connection with the admissions of students into medical course. The emails are worded in a manner that it seems it has been sent on behalf of vigilance cell of the MCI. An email id from which such mails are being sent is ''. "A mobile number and postal address (Sunil Batra, GF-7, Antariksh Bhavan, Connaught place, new Delhi is reportedly sending these emails," states a precautionary statement released by the MCI. The Medical Council of India informed that no person by the name of 'Sunil Batra' and email id are associated with the MCI. &quo

Are Coaching institutes selling student’s data to brokers?

The main reason I am writing this is because some days ago, some of my juniors told me that they are getting a lot of letters, phone calls and emails from some agents who are claiming to get them the PG seat in private colleges under NRI quota without appearing in any entrance exams. Well the point of surprise here is that none of those students (my juniors) have ever contacted those agents regarding any NRI seat in any college, and were wondering how those agents came to know the personal details about them. One of my junior directly asked the agent, from where he got the details and why is he contacting him because he never showed any interest in taking management seat, on that the agent did not give proper reply. If we think reasonably, those agents and brokers may get such personal information like Name, Mobile numbers, address, email ids, & MBBS batch etc., of potential customers only from the following places…. 1.        Their Medical College. 2.        The exam

Overseas Indian doctors may practice in India without screening tests

Points to Note:  This is a statement made by UHS at a meeting. MCI has not yet given any direction for scrapping the exam. FMGE will still be conducted by NBE till any official order is given on MCI website or any gazette notification is released. The central government will allow overseas Indian doctors to practice in the country without undergoing screening tests, Union Health Secretary P.K. Pradhan announced on Wednesday at the on-going Global Healthcare Summit in Kochi. The high-profile forum was attended by the top brass from the industry and government officials. ‘The centre is ready with the bill to amend the Medical Council of India (MCI) Act and allow the overseas Indians to practice in their homeland as demanded by the expatriate professionals for long. This is expected during the budget session of parliament,’ said Pradhan. The central government was planning to improve the secondary care by upgrading district hospitals. ‘There is a huge scope for partnership with th

Government may cancel foreign medical graduates screening exam (FMG)

Foreign medical graduates' claim govt planning to scrap screening test CHENNAI: For several months, members of the All India Foreign Medical Graduates' Association had been running a campaign urging the Union health ministry to scrap the mandatory screening test. On Wednesday, they claimed that the government was considering scrapping such tests. Union health ministry officials, however, said there were no such plans. All India Foreign Medical Graduates' Association chief patron Dr Ameer Jahan said the report by a 12-member committee on the "task force for setting up a national council for human resources in health" has recommended that an exit examination should replace the screening test and it should be made mandatory for all graduates of unrecognised foreign medical institutions. "This would mean those who study in recognised foreign institutions don't have to write it. Those from registered universities can practise after registering in In

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