Yes, the wait is finally over! The doors of medical colleges across the country have started to open and medicos are all set to get back to their learning paths. But as we know, it’s unprecedented times and we definitely don’t have access to the ‘normal’. There’s going to be a whole lot of changes in the way medical colleges would function, all thanks to the ‘new normal’. Let’s look at how the medical colleges would resume the physical academic sessions after a very long break.

The Haryana government’s decision to hike the MBBS course fee in its medical colleges by nearly 66 per cent has met with sharp criticism from the medical fraternity, which said the move is “aimed at benefiting private players” and making medical education “unaffordable” for aspirants from lower-middle and middle classes. The critics also lashed out at the decision to increase the fee at a time when doctors are at the frontline fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, calling the move “shameful”.

“Private medical colleges cannot collect fees from MBBS and BDS students for five years when the course duration was only four-and-a-half years,” says the Telangana high court to the private medical colleges. A student, D Padma Teja, of Warangal district has filed a petition regarding the fee collection by private medical colleges. Following this, a […]

The medical education regulator of the country has recommended the Union Ministry to cap the fee of MBBS course in the private medical colleges. If the Union Health Ministry accepts the recommendation, the fee will be capped around 8 lakh per year. The Medical Council of India-Board of Governors (BoG) based its recommendations on an […]

The Karnataka state government has increased the medical and dental fees in private colleges by 15% for the 2019-2010 academic year. The hike will be applicable to all the seats, including government quota seats in the private colleges. According to the government decision, the government seat in a private college would cost Rs 1,11,959 per […]

The story of how a 24 year old final year MBBS student helped a lady deliver a baby on the Ahmedabad-Puri Express is being widely discussed by the public. The story has been carried in the leading newspaper, The Times of India. Vipin Khadse helped the woman, with the help of instructions he received from […]

The Exit exam for MBBS graduates to become doctors which has been recently proposed has become the cause of protests from doctors and medical students in different parts of the country. Protest on the ground In Madurai for instance, the members of the Tamil Nadu Government Doctors’ Association (TNGDA), IMA(Madurai branch) and medical students formed […]

The Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill which makes provision for an exit test for MBBS graduates was introduced earlier this week. The Union health ministry’s draft has it that only those MBBS graduates who pass the National Exit Test(called NEXT) could practice medicine. However, surprisingly or not, many people- doctors and concerned parents among them […]

58 districts will have new medical colleges set up, leading to 5,800 fresh MBBS seats in India. This was the statement made to the Parliamnet by Health Minister JP Nadda. These colleges would be established under the centrally sponsored scheme for ‘Establishment of Medical Colleges attached with existing District/Referral hospitals.’ “In the first phase, total 58 […]