Panel allows fee hikes at medical, dental institutes

Panel allows fee hikes at medical, dental institutes

One institute has decreased their fee by Rs 10,000 this year compared to last year.(HT File/Representational Image ) The state Fee Regulating Authority (FRA) has announced the fees of private medical and dental institutes in the state for the academic year 2018-19 with most being allowed a marginal hike anywhere between Rs10,000 and Rs50,000 per year. One institute has decreased their fee by Rs 10,000 this year compared to last year. Until last year, various colleges were made to slash their fees by 10-50% to bring uniformity to the fee…

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Medical Admissions: 50% of Seats in Deemed Institutes of Maharashtra Are Vacant

Medical Admissions: 50% of Seats in Deemed Institutes of Maharashtra Are Vacant

Maharashtra medical institutes are not happy with the response they have received in the first round of seat allotment. The allotment was carried by the Directorate General of Health Sciences (DGHS) and they have not been able to fill up seats. Medical and Dental aspirants are claiming the seats allotted to them in various institutes of Maharashtra, but few colleges are worried as not enough students are taking admissions. 50% of seats in deemed institutes of Maharashtra are vacant. Deemed institutes expect the seats to fill up in the second counselling….

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Medical admissions: 50% of seats in deemed institutes are vacant

Medical admissions: 50% of seats in deemed institutes are vacant

Even as medical and dental aspirants in Maharashtra are claiming the seats allotted to them, some colleges are worried as not enough students are taking admission. Many deemed (autonomous) institutes are not happy with the response they have received in the first round of seat allotment done by the Directorate General of Health Sciences (DGHS) as they’ve not been able to fill many seats. “Till 2015, we conducted admissions on the institute level and never had enough seats left for a third round. This year the response for the first…

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Medical institutes in China planning partnerships

Medical institutes in China planning partnerships

Medical partnerships are being promoted across China by 2020 to provide patients with more sustainable and efficient healthcare services. China’s top health authority believes that medical partnerships will promote effective cooperation and coordination between different types of medical institutes and will play a very important role in establishing a tiered medical care system which is key to the success of China’s ongoing healthcare reform. All major public hospitals in China are required to participate and take a leading role in the development of medical partnerships by the end of 2017….

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Over 2000 seats vacant in medical schools as infra, cost keep students away

Over 2000 seats vacant in medical schools as infra, cost keep students away

Despite a shortage of institutions offering the MBBS course, as many as 2,078 seats remained vacant in 83 of the country’s 417 private and government medical colleges this year. This is a significant jump from the previous year, when such vacancies stood at a mere 28 seats. A reply from the Medical Council of India (MCI) to an HT application filed under the Right to Information Act revealed that just 56,748 seats of the total 58,826 MBBS seats were filled — leaving as many as 2,078 seats vacant. Read |…

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Over 2000 seats vacant in medical schools as infra, cost keep students away

Over 2000 seats vacant in medical schools as infra, cost keep students away

Despite a shortage of institutions offering the MBBS course, as many as 2,078 seats remained vacant in 83 of the country’s 417 private and government medical colleges this year. This is a significant jump from the previous year, when such vacancies stood at a mere 28 seats. A reply from the Medical Council of India (MCI) to an HT application filed under the Right to Information Act revealed that just 56,748 seats of the total 58,826 MBBS seats were filled — leaving as many as 2,078 seats vacant. Read |…

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New policy: pvt medical institutes air concerns

New policy: pvt medical institutes air concerns

LAHORE: The Punjab government has introduced new induction policy in all the medical and dental colleges of the province “all of a sudden” and “without consulting the major stakeholders”. “At least one year should have been given to the private institutions for planning,” said a spokesperson for the private medical and dental colleges on Sunday. Calling medical education a serious issue, the spokesperson said private institutions mostly get students who have passed 12th grade examination equivalent to intermediate science (FSc) or HSSC examination level of Pakistan from a foreign university,…

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Deemed medical colleges in Maharashtra to take autonomy battle to SC

Deemed medical colleges in Maharashtra to take autonomy battle to SC

Deemed medical and dental institutes in Maharashtra are ready to take the state Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) back to the Supreme Court (SC). This time, to fight to safeguard their autonomous status. The 10 medical and dental institutes in the state have been objecting to the DMER’s proposal to the state medical education department requesting that deemed universities be brought under the purview of the admission regulation Act for private institutes as the move will mean that deemed institutes will automatically lose their autonomous status. “Why should…

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Medical institutes approach SC, Central govt for extension of admissions

Medical institutes approach SC, Central govt for extension of admissions

A Dhule-based medical institute on Saturday approached the government of India as well as the Supreme Court for extension to complete admission to all their medical seats. This institute has around 15 seats left vacant after admissions were declared over on September 30, as per an April order of the Supreme Court. Meanwhile, the state Directorate of Medical Education & Research (DMER) is conducting admissions to 350 seats that remain vacant in 10 deemed medical and dental institutes in Maharashtra, following another SC order from earlier this week. “The SC,…

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