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Tag: Mci

MBBS Admission Regulations 2020: Notification Issued For Minimum Requirements

Bhubaneswar: The National Medical Commission (NMC) on Saturday notified its first major regulation titled as “Minimum Requirements for Annual MBBS Admissions Regulations (2020)”. The notification issued today replaces the “Minimum Standard Requirements for Medical Colleges, 1999 (for 50/100/150/200/250 Annual Admissions)” of the erstwhile Medical Council of India (MCI). The new Regulation shall be applicable to […]

PG Medical Final Exam: MCI Planning New Eligibility Criteria

New Delhi: All postgraduate medical students will have to serve in district hospitals for at least three months in order to be eligible to appear in the final exam, a Board of Governors (BoG), vested with the powers of the Medical Council of India (MCI), has proposed. Currently, students pursuing undergraduate medical courses are attached […]

7 UP Medical Students Suspended For Ragging

Etawah: Succumbing to pressure, the Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences (UPUMS) in Sefai, Etawah has now suspended seven students of the 2018 MBBS batch for three months for ragging the junior students and making them tonsure their heads. A fine of Rs 25,000 was also slapped on each of them. An FIR will also […]

Rajya Sabha passes National Medical Commission Bill

New Delhi: Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the National Medical Commission Bill for replacing the corruption-plagued MCI with a new body, in what was described by the government as one of the biggest reforms for medical education in the country. The bill that seeks to repeal the Indian Medical Council Act 1956 was passed by a […]

NEET Exam: Big News For MBBS UG & PG Students! NMC Bill Approved By Cabinet

New Delhi: In a major development, the Union Cabinet today approved the National Medical Commission Bill, 2019, which provides for setting up of a National Medical Commission in place of the Medical Council of India (MCI) and repeal of the Indian Medical Council Act 1956. The salient features have been provided below: The Common final […]

MCI allows admission in 4 medical colleges of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Medical Council of India (MCI) has granted permission for admission to MBBS course in four different government medical colleges in Odisha for the current academic session 2019-2020. According to official sources, the admissions have been allowed for 100 seats each in Saheed Laxman Nayak Medical College and Hospital at Koraput, Pandit Raghunath Murmu […]

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Rourkela NIT authorities rule out possibility of medical college in next 2 years

Rourkela: A few days after a controversy surfaced over establishment of a medical college at the campus of Rourkela-based National Institute of Technology (NIT), the authorities of the institute today ruled out the chances of a medical college in the campus at least for the next two years. “We are a leading technological institute but […]

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2 new medical colleges in Odisha get MCI nod for admissions

Bhubaneswar: The Medical Council of India (MCI) has granted permission for admissions in two newly-established medical colleges in Balasore and Bolangir districts, Odisha State Health department sources informed today. The two medical colleges have been allowed to start admissions from the 2018-19 academic session. A three-member team of the MCI had reviewed infrastructure and other […]

Practical classes for MBBS first year students soon

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to provide hands-on exposure at an early stage, practical-based curriculum will be introduced for medical students right from the first year itself from the 2019-20 academic session. The Medical Council of India (MCI) and the Central government are mulling to make practical training of MBBS students mandatory from the first year […]

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NEET PG 2018 admission as per MCI norms now: Here’s the detail

The Supreme Court Tuesday declined any interim relief to a government doctors’ association and said the Tamil Nadu government will have to grant admission in post-graduate medical courses to in-service doctors as per amended regulations of the Medical Council of India. Tamil Nadu Medical Officers Association and others have assailed two amended provisions of MCI’s […]

MCI team reviews infrastructure at SCB 

Cuttack: A four-member team of the Medical Council of India (MCI) on Friday visited the SCB Medical College and Hospital (SCBMCH) here to review the existing infrastructure in the premier State-run hospital. The visit by the MCI team assumes significance as MBBS seats at the SCB were increased from 150 to 250 in 2013. As […]

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BJD MP Baijayant Panda seeks more medical colleges for Odisha

Bhubaneswar: BJD’s Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda during the question hour of Lok Sabha yesterday sought more number of medical colleges for Odisha to fill up doctor vacancies. Maintaining that shortage of doctors is a manmade problem, Baijayant said that the Medical Council of India (MCI) is responsible for the situation which is resulting in corrupt […]

NMC Bill opposed: MCI Odisha unit joins 12-hour ceasework

Bhubaneswar: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) Odisha unit joined the 12-hour cease-work stir by the IMA and observed Black Day here today protesting the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill seeking to replace the Medical Council of India (MCI) with a new body. Wearing black badges and holding banners, over 100 medical students took out a […]

Medical Council of India revises MBBS curriculum

Bhubaneswar: The Medical Council of India (MCI) has revised the MBBS curriculum and added a foundation course of one month for undergraduate students. Students will be taught as per the new curriculum from the 2018 academic year. The MCI has included the new undergraduate programme to orient students in ethics, patient safety, national health priorities […]

CBSE NEET 2018: Exam in May, online forms likely in January

New Delhi:  The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2018 in May next year. The notification and online application forms for the examination are likely to be released in January though no official notice has been published yet. As per the recent report by a leading […]

MCI teams review infrastructure at upcoming medical colleges in Balasore, Bolangir

Balasore/Bolangir: Two teams of Medical Council of India (MCI) on Thursday reviewed infrastructure and other necessary facilities at the two upcoming medical colleges in Balasore and Bolangir. In Balasore, a three member MCI team took stock of the ongoing works at the under-construction campus building and also assessed infrastructure at the district headquarters hospital. Wards […]

Revision in MBBS syllabus soon: Centre in consultation with MCI

Bhubaneswar: The Central government is in consultation with the Medical Council of India (MCI) and taking steps to revise the syllabus of the MBBS course soon, said Director General of Health Services, Prof Jagdish Prasad. Addressing a public lecture on ‘National Health Programmes’ at the SOA University here on Saturday, Prasad said, “The new syllabus […]

CBI arrests Colonel for leaking information

New Delhi: The CBI on Monday arrested a serving soldier, Col Ajay Kumar Singh of the Army Medical Corps, and three others for leaking sensitive information about inspections, number of seats and other such matters being dealt by the Medical Council of India (MCI) with regard to various colleges. Apart from Singh, those held include […]

Uncertainty over medical college in Talcher as MCL contemplates to back out

Talcher: With the Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) deciding to step down from management and operational responsibilities of under-construction Mahanadi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (MIMSR), the future of the 500-crore worth project aimed to provide better healthcare facilities for the mining town has become uncertain. In 2008, the MCL had signed a Memorandum of […]

Odia medical student found dead in Delhi; foul play suspected

New Delhi/Sundergarh: An Odia student preparing for MCI examination was found dead in Basantkunj area of South Delhi under mysterious circumstances. The deceased was identified as Udit Pradhan, a resident of Bonai in Sundergarh district. Family members said Udit was staying with his friend in a rented-flat at Basantkunj area of Delhi. His father Manguli […]

Bolangir Medical College soon to become reality

Bolangir: After a wait of 18 years, the dream of the people of Bolangir to  have a medical college in the district will soon become a reality. The project, proposed after formation of the Western Odisha Development Council (WODC), is all set to see the light of day with the college building nearing completion. Besides, […]

Baripada Medical College row: Odisha writes to SC committee for obtaining LoP

Bhubaneswar: The ongoing tug of war between Odisha and Medical Council of India (MCI) over delay in issuance of permission to start academics in Pandit Raghunath Murmu Medical College, Baripada has now got murkier. Health and Family Welfare Department on Monday held MCI responsible for not taking steps to issue Letter of Permission (LOP) for […]

Academic session at medical college in Koraput to begin this year

Koraput: Admissions to Saheed Laxman Nayak Medical College and Hospital in Koraput district will begin this academic session once the government of India gives its permission. This decision came after the  Medical Council of India (MCI) team gave its approval to the institution after inspection. Superintendent of SLN Medical College Sitaram Mohapatra said that the […]

Fate of Pandit Raghunath Murmu Medical College & Hospital hangs in balance

Mayurbhanj: Uncertainty now looms large over the admission and academics for newly set up Pandit Raghunath Murmu Medical College and Hospital even as the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) is scheduled to be held on May 7. The medical college is yet to get necessary approvals for academics as the Medical Council of India […]

Prescribe generic drugs or face action, MCI to doctors

Bhubaneswar: Country’s top medical regulator Medical Council of India (MCI) has warned doctors to stick on to guidelines issued for prescription of drugs in its generic names. A directive issued by the medical body said doctors have to adhere to prescribe low cost generic drugs instead of writing brand names while prescribing medicines, failing which […]