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Addressing Faculty Shortage in Medical Colleges

There has been an increase in the number of medical seats by 2750. These new doctors will join the workforce from 2024 onwards. Since most of the seats increased were in government colleges and hospitals the government has now claimed back the status as the largest trainer of doctors from the private sector in India ..


Draft National Education Policy on Higher Education

The draft National Education Policy makes the following recommendations to improve the quality of higher education: There is a great need to focus on multidisciplinary and 21st-century competencies for future work roles. These multidisciplinary capabilities differentiate humans from Robots. Breaking down of the rigid boundaries of disciplines in higher education by moving towards broad-based, flexible ..


SC Stays Maharashtra EWS quota

The Supreme Court has stayed the 10 per cent Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) quota to PG medical courses in Maharashtra for the academic year 2019-20. What did the Supreme Court Say? The 10per cent EWS quota cannot be granted at the cost of others unless additional seats are created by Medical Council of India (MCI). ..


Dentists to be allowed to practice as General Physicians

Government’s Think tank Niti Ayog has agreed to the proposal of the Dental Council of India which had sought to allow dentists to practice as general physicians after a bridge course. The proposal was in the backdrop of the call by the Prime Minister’s office to explore unconventional methods to address the shortage of doctors ..



Ministry of Women & Child Development holds first-ever National conclave on Psychological Trauma, Child Protection and Mental Illnesses

The first-ever National conclave on Psychological Trauma, Child Protection and Mental Illnesses was held at J L N Auditorium in AIIMS, New Delhi on March 27-28, 2018. The purpose of the conclave was to provide a comprehensive synthesis of research, service provision, and clinical practice in addressing psychological trauma and subsequent mental illnesses in Indian ..