MBBS

  • MBBS seats: Harsh Vardhan comes down hard on Medical Council of India August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has come down hard on the Medical Council of India for "punishing" MBBS aspirants instead of medical colleges for not complying with rules, which, he said, has ended up reducing the number of seats and harming career of many students. Vardhan, who had earlier charged...
  • Medical students doing PG to be posted in rural areas: Government July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to ensure availability of doctors in rural areas, government on Friday said that it is mulling sending medical students pursuing post-graduation courses on village posting and has identified 184 districts in 18 states to push for medical facilities. Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that a proposal...
  • Gujarat: Case registered against MBBS students for alleged ragging March 12, 2014

    Ahmedabad: The police have registered a case of ragging against seven senior MBBS students of Darpur Medical College in Patan, north Gujarat for allegedly ragging their juniors. The seniors allegedly asked five to seven juniors (all boys) to take off their shirts and trousers and dance to music that was...
  • No MBBS duration extension or mandatory rural posting: Health Minister February 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after students of Delhi's top medical colleges staged a protest in front of the Nirman Bhawan at Connaught Place, the Health Ministry on Thursday said that there was no such proposal to extend the duration of MBBS courses from existing 5.5 years to 7.5 years. Setting...
  • Doctors go on strike against longer duration MBBS course plan February 13, 2014

    Senior resident doctors and medical students of top Delhi hospitals, including AIIMS, went on strike on Thursday leading to closure of OPDs, demanding revision of the recently cleared proposal of the MBBS course structure. Only the emergency services will be available in the hospitals which is likely to cause distress for...
  • 15,800 more MBBS seats to be created in country: Ghulam Nabi Azad February 7, 2014

    New Delhi: With the availability of doctors being a dismal 0.5 for every 1,000 persons in the country, the Centre has proposed to create an additional 15,800 MBBS seats, Lok Sabha was informed on Friday. "The current doctor-population ratio in the country is approximately 1:1,700, yielding a density of 0.5 doctors...
  • Union Cabinet approves recommendation to increase 10,000 MBBS seats January 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved recommendations for increasing MBBS seats by 10,000 in recognised government medical colleges in the country. At present, there are around 50,000 MBBS seats across the country and the government is keen to increase them to address the issue of shortage of doctors....
  • Had no film for eight months after 'Munnabhai': Arshad Warsi December 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Arhad Warsi, best known for his role of 'Circuit' in 'Munnabhai series, says the film may have done wonders but he did not get any work for six months after that. The Raj Kumar Hirani directed 'Munnabhai MBBS' (2003) and 'Lage Raho Munna Bhai' (2006) showed the comic adventures...
  • Karnataka: MBBS student battling for life after being set on fire November 14, 2013

    Bangalore: A 22-year-old MBBS student, Kameshwar, is battling for life in Kolar in Karnataka after being set on fire. He has been shifted to St Johns hospital in Bangalore and has suffered 60 per cent burns. Kameshwar is a student from Hyderabad and was studying at Devraj URS Medical College in...
  • Supreme Court agrees to relook its verdict on NEET October 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to have a relook at its judgement scrapping the single common entrance test for admissions to MBBS, BDS and post-graduate courses in all medical colleges which was delivered three months back. The apex court has decided to grant oral hearing to the Centre and...
  • Convicted Congress MP Rasheed Masood disqualified from Rajya Sabha October 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress MP Rasheed Masood has been disqualified from the Rajya Sabha after being convicted in a graft case. This came after a Delhi court sentenced him to four years in jail in connection with the MBBS seat scam. The Rajya Sabha MP had been convicted of cheating, forgery...
  • News 360: Rasheed Masood jailed for 4 years in MBBS seat scam, loses RS seat October 1, 2013

    Congress Rajya Sabha MP Rasheed Masood has become the first legislator to be disqualified after a Delhi court sentenced him to four years in jail in connection with the MBBS seat scam. The Rajya Sabha MP had been convicted of cheating, forgery and corruption in an MBBS seat scam and...
  • Congress's Rasheed Masood jailed for 4 years in MBBS seat scam, loses RS seat October 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress Rajya Sabha MP Rasheed Masood has become the first legislator to be disqualified after a Delhi court sentenced him to four years in jail in connection with the MBBS seat scam. The Rajya Sabha MP had been convicted of cheating, forgery and corruption in an MBBS seat...
  • MBBS seat scam: Congress MP seeks leniency, to be sentenced shortly October 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress MP Rasheed Masood is at the Tees Hazari Court in New Delhi where arguments are on over his sentencing in connection with an MBBS seat scam case. The order is expected at 2:30 pm on Tuesday. The Rajya Sabha MP was convicted of cheating, forgery and corruption in...
  • Congress MP to be sentenced in MBBS seat case, faces disqualification October 1, 2013

    New Delhi: After RJD chief Lalu Prasad's conviction in the fodder scam, it's now the turn of Congress MP Rashid Masood. A special CBI court is likely to pass an order on the quantum of punishment for the Rajya Sabha MP who was found guilty of cheating, forgery and corruption...
  • HC dismisses pleas of MBBS students to bar re-counselling October 1, 2013

    The Madras High Court, on Monday, dismissed the pleas filed by seven MBBS aspiring candidates, belonging to MBC and BC Muslims, holding that if counselling was re-done, it will be against the students placed more meritorious than the petitioners. The petitioners sought a direction from the court to treat them as...
  • Final year medical student commits suicide in AIIMS September 19, 2013

    A 25-year-old MBBS student of the AIIMS, reportedly upset over prolonged illness, committed suicide by hanging herself from a fan in her hostel room, police said on Thursday. Supriya Meena, a final year student, was living in the girls hostel inside the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) campus. Hostel authorities...
  • RS MP Rashid Masood found guilty in MBBS seat allocation case September 19, 2013

    Tripura: Rajya Sabha MP and former Minister of State for Health Rashid Masood has been found guilty by a special CBI court for MBBS seat allotment fraud. The court has found Rashid Masood guilty of nominating undeserving candidates to the MBBS seats allotted to Tripura. The fraud was carried out...
  • MBBS student commits suicide in hostel September 17, 2013

    New Delhi: A 23-year-old MBBS student of Maulana Azad Medical College here committed suicide by hanging herself from a fan inside her hostel room, police said Tuesday. The body of Deep Jyoti was found by a college mate when she came to call her for lunch around 1.30 p.m. The second-year student...
  • MBBS admissions would be subject to outcome of petition: Madras HC August 14, 2013

    Madras High Court has observed that all admissions for MBBS courses made during the second phase of counselling in Tamil Nadu are subject to the outcome of the writ petition, which has questioned the "unfair exclusion" of 74 Most Backward Class candidates from the exercise. Justice K K Sasidharan, before whom...
  • Madras HC declines relief to 112 MBBS students of unapproved college August 12, 2013

    A Division Bench of the Madras High Court on Monday dismissed a writ appeal by 112 MBBS students of a unapproved private medical college challenging a single Judge order declining them permission to appear for examination. The Medical Council of India (MCI) and TamiL Nadu Dr M G R Medical University...
  • I am not going to divide Assam: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi August 9, 2013

    Titabor: Rejecting demands to divide Assam, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday said all ethnic groups need to stay united. "I am not going to divide Assam. We all need to live together. Stop bandh culture and go for work culture," Gogoi exhorted. "When we are one others will fear to...
  • News briefs: Jharkhand medical colleges to have 50 more seats August 2, 2013

    After the permission granted by Medical Council of India (MCI) to increase 50 seats more, the Patliputra Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), Dhanbad, and Mahatma Gandhi Medical College Hospital (MGMCH), Jamshedpur have started preparations for commencement of post graduate courses in their institution. Earlier, in May MCI had rejected application...
  • Additional 80 MBBS seats allotted to MP medical colleges August 1, 2013

    The Centre has allotted an additional 80 MBBS seats to government medical colleges in Madhya Pradesh. An official release issued in Bhopal on Thursday, quoting state medical education minister Anup Mishra, said that of the 80 seats, 40 are for Rewa medical college and 10 each for the colleges in Gwalior,...
  • Govt likely to seek review of SC order on NEET July 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Government is likely to seek a review of the Supreme Court judgement scrapping the common entrance test for MBBS, BDS and post-graduate courses in medical and dental colleges with the Law Ministry endorsing a proposal in this regard. Unhappy with the judgement, the Health Ministry had proposed to take...
  • Two arrested for providing imposters to clear veterinary entrance July 29, 2013

    Following busting of a gang which facilitated admission to MBBS course by providing imposters to write entrance exam, police on Monday arrested two persons who ran a similar racket with regard to veterinary medicine colleges in Madhya Pradesh. Rajbir Singh and Dilip Shakya, both students of a government veterinary college, were...
  • Madras High Court upholds Medical Council of India order July 26, 2013

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Thursday upheld a recent order of Medical Council of India (MCI) refusing renewal of permission to admit students in the first year MBBS course for this academic year to Madha Medical College and Hospital at nearby Thandalam. Justice K K Sasidharan said materials available on...
  • Bolly Buzz: SC rejects Sanjay Dutt's review petition in 1993 blast case July 25, 2013

    The Supreme Court has dismissed the actor's curative petition seeking review of his conviction in the 1993 blasts case. ...
  • Govt to file review plea on SC order on common medical entrance July 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry will be filing a review petition on Supreme Court order on common medical entrance examination. The apex court on Thursday quashed the common medical entrance - National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) - for admission to MBBS, BDS and post-graduate courses in medical colleges. Health Minister Ghulam...