PUNE: Amid the rising coronavirus cases, a private dental college located near Pune city in Maharashtra has asked over 150 of its students to appear for examination in person next month, after getting quarantined there for two weeks. Students of the undergraduate and post-graduate dental courses of the D Y Patil Dental College and Hospital in Pimpri town said they have been asked to take Covid-19 test before leaving from their respective cities and reach college at least two weeks prior to the exam and get quarantined. The students and their parents have demanded that the exams be postponed in view of the Covid-19 situation. The college authorities, however, said all safety measures, screening, social distacning norms, sanitation will be followed during the
AHMEDABAD: In a move that could benefit 450 students from Gujarat, the Central government has issued a notification stating that it is no longer mandatory for students who have completed their MBBS studies in China to undergo one -year internship training in India for registration purpose. The notification dated July 30 by the Board of Governors in consultation with Medical Council of India said that they are in receipt of frequent communication from foreign medical graduates regarding acceptance of their internship undergone in foreign medical institutes. In this regard, a public notice has been posted on the website of ministry of health and family welfare regarding a decision on Indian students who have completed MBBS in China.
CHENNAI: The Madras High Court on Monday cleared the decks for OBC reservation under All India Quota (AIQ) medical seats in non-central institutions and gave the Centre three months time to take a decision on the percentage. "...We find that on principle there is no legal or constitutional impediment for extending the benefit of reservation to OBC in the state surrendered AIQ seats of the UG/PG medical courses in the state-run medical colleges within Tamil Nadu, subject to any further directions or orders of the Apex Court," the first bench of Chief Justice A P Sahi and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy said. Disagreeing with the contention of the Medical Council of India that permitting reservation in AIQ seats would compromise merit,
AHMEDABAD: The theory exams for final year MBBS students in Gujarat University affiliated colleges are likely to be held from August 6 to 13. This was decided at the meeting of deans of various GU affiliated colleges that met on Friday at the NHL Municipal Medical College. These dates are tentative and a final decision on it is expected to be taken after some directive from the state government, said sources. The practical exams for final year 1 & 2 and second year MBBS students is likely to be held from August 15, sources added. In the case of PG Medical courses, the exams are likely to be conducted after August 17. While the dates for the terminal year exams
NEW DELHI: The ministry of home affairs gave the go head for conduct of examinations of higher education institutions on Monday. The statement laid to rest the speculations that the final year exams due to the prevailing conditions. Though the University Grants Commission has not issued any official statement yet, according to sources, there will be no changes to the guidelines issued on April 29, 2020 on examinations. However, the calendar has been tweaked and institutions are given time till September end. According to a statement issued by the MHA, it said: “The final Term Examinations are to be compulsorily conducted as per the UGC Guidelines on Examinations and Academic Calendar for the Universities; and as per the Standard Operating Procedure
MUMBAI: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to revise its exam guidelines for the country after several large institutions with student population running into lakhs expressed their inability to hold exams. "Now, taking into context the current Covid-19 pandemic situation in different states, the UGC is revising the guidelines that were earlier released," AICTE chairman Anil Sahasrabuddhe said. "This time around, the UGC has also roped in all the apex professional bodies like AICTE, Bar Council of India, Architecture Council, Pharmacy council, among others. We will review the situation across the country and release new exam guidelines," he said. To date, the Medical Council of India, the Dental Council of India, Council of Architecture and Bar Council of India have
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that from next academic year, the National Board of Examination (NBE) should consider having a "common or single online counselling" for admissions in Post Graduate Medical Courses leading to Degrees and Diplomas and the seats in DNB (Diplomate of National Board) courses in the country. A bench comprising Justices U U Lalit and Dinesh Maheshwari, however, refused to order the common counselling for the current academic year to NBE which conducts NEET PG (National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for Post Graduate) examination. "Since the petitioners have approached the court at a stage where the entire process has been undertaken and many candidates have been allocated various courses in the Counselling, we do not deem
NEW DELHI: The final draft of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 has proposed an overarching Higher Education Promotion Commission (HEPC) with four separate verticals —regulation, accreditation, funding, and academic standard— as part of complete overhaul of the present regulatory system. At present, there are separate regulators for different sets of institutions. Technical institutions are under the AICTE, universities and colleges under the UGC, medical colleges under the Medical Council of India, etc. Under the proposed regulatory system, distinct functions of regulation, accreditation, funding and setting academic standards will be performed by independent and empowered bodies irrespective of the branch of study. HEPC will have four independent verticals—National Higher Education Regulatory Council (NHERC) as common, single regulator for the entire higher education