Medical Education

  • 'For Animal Treatment Only' drugs administered to 300 patients in a government hospital June 23, 2014

    As many as 300 patients in a government hospital have been administered antibiotic injections with vials carrying "For Animal Treatment Only" label, prompting authorities to order a probe into the matter. Deepak Verma, the administrative head of the Mathura Das Mathur Hospital, where the patients were administered Meropenem antibiotic, said this...
  • 27 medical college students expelled for alleged involvement in MPPEB scam April 30, 2014

    Twenty-seven students of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial (MGM) medical college were expelled on Tuesday for their alleged involvement in the multi-crore Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam in the Pre-Medical Test (PMT). The college authorities said here today that these 27 students had cleared the PMT-2012 allegedly through fraudulent means after...
  • 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...
  • IIT-Kharagpur plans to offer courses in medicine July 28, 2013

    Kharagpur: The Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur is considering a tie-up with leading bio-medical research institutes abroad as part of its plans to offer medical programmes without changing the IIT Act, its director said on Saturday. "Medical graduates coming out of the proposed medical school, who will take up different streams of...
  • Centralisation will raise higher education standards: Dr Arvind Gautam May 14, 2013

    The validity of the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to MBBS/postgraduate/dental and postgraduate courses has been questioned by several states and private institutions. Is medical education in a mess in India? Dr Arvind Gautam, chief co-ordinator, Sankalp Medicos Movement Association (SMMA), joined IBNLive readers for an interaction...
  • Madhya Pradesh: Notice to minister on praise of dacoits January 11, 2013

    Gwalior: Madhya Pradesh High Court has issued notices to state Medical Education Minister Anoop Mishra, Gwalior Mayor Sameeksha Gupta and others in connection with a programme eulogising dacoits recently. The division bench of Justices SK Gangele and GD Saxena issued the notices on Wednesday on a contempt petition filed by...
  • Cheating racket: PGIMER withholds MD entrance results November 12, 2012

    Chandigarh: The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh has withheld for an indefinite period the result of the 7,300 candidates who appeared for its MD entrance examination on Saturday after the CBI took 14 people, including seven girls, on remand till November 15 to probe...
  • Quality of medical education should be checked: PM June 30, 2012

    Puducherry: Expressing concern over the quality of medical education, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said a "credible regulatory" mechanism should be put in place and a "serious look" given at the curriculum. "There is a perception of deteriorating quality. We cannot allow this situation to continue. We must put...
  • PM voices concern over quality of medical education June 30, 2012

    Puducherry: Expressing concern over the quality of medical education, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said a "credible regulatory" mechanism should be put in place and a "serious look" given at the curriculum. "There is a perception of deteriorating quality. We cannot allow this situation to continue. We must put in...
  • JIPMER to release entrance exam result on June 1 May 29, 2012

    Puducherry: Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research in Puducherry will release on June 1 the result of the entrance exam held at the all India level for selection of students to first MBBS course during 2012-2013 academic year in the institute. Seventy five per cent of the 40,000 candidates...
  • UP: Free engineering, medical education for girls April 13, 2012

    Lucknow: Free engineering and medical education would be given to girls in government colleges in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav announced on Thursday. He made the announcement while addressing an event on the 125th annual function of Isabella Thoburn College (IT) in Lucknow. Akhilesh also announced an assistance...
  • Guru Granth Sahib World University VC shot at August 1, 2011

    New Delhi: The Vice Chancellor of Guru Granth Sahib World University Dr Jasbeer Singh Ahluwalia was shot at by unidentified assailants on Monday. Ahluwalia was at Fatehgarh Sahib when the assailants opened fire. He was immediately taken to Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGI) in Chandigarh. Sources at PGIMER said...
  • Scam taint: No new dental college for next 5 yrs July 16, 2010

    New Delhi: Union Health Ministry is planning to not let any new dental college come up in the country for the next five years, sources have told CNN-IBN. Two months ago the arrest of former Medical Council of India chairman Dr Ketan Desai brought to light the ugly side of medical...
  • MCI plans common test for medical courses June 30, 2010

    New Delhi: In an effort to streamline the admission process for MBBS and post-grad courses, the Medical Council of India (MCI) Board of Governors plan to introduce an all-India common entrance examination for the courses. The proposal comes as a move to avoid another scam like the one that had...
  • President gives nod to MCI ordinance May 16, 2010

    New Delhi: President Pratibha Patil has signed the ordinance dissolving the tainted Medical Council of India on Saturday. After a scam worth crores was exposed, an expert panel of eminent doctors will now take over the functioning of the MCI. The new panel includes Dr Ranjeet Ray Chaudhary, Dr Sareen, Dr...
  • Doctors panel to regulate medical education May 15, 2010

    New Delhi: Under severe criticism for a massive scam in the Medical Council of India, the Union Cabinet has cleared an ordinance to scrap the MCI itself. For the moment, a seven-member panel of eminent doctors will monitor the system. The ordinance is now awaiting the President's nod. This could be...
  • MCI registered arts students as doctors May 5, 2010

    New Delhi: The arrest of Ketan Desai, the man being touted as the don of the Medical Council of India, has thrown open a Pandora's box. CNN-IBN has access to documents that show rules were changed and tweaked to allow students who studied humanities and even home science to practice medicine...
  • Desai cartel made medical education a joke May 1, 2010

    New Delhi: It is not just the arrested Medical Council of India President Ketan Desai but an entire cartel of doctors and administrators who were involved in the scam of granting recognition to medical colleges, many of which do not have the required infrastructure. The arrest of Desai has brought in...