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In service doctors secure 90 percent of PG seats in Tamil Nadu

Apprehensions about PG medical admissions and boycott of work to demand a better deal notwithstanding, in-service government doctors have this year appropriated almost all postgraduate seats in government colleges, even without a high score in NEET-PG.

A provisional merit list released by the state selection committee for postgraduate degree and diploma seats in government colleges, government quota in self-financing colleges and Raja Muthiah Medical College, only 25 of 4,294 candidates are from the non-service-category. In the first phase of counselling, 709 government doctors were allotted seats, versus 13 from the non-service-category.

“This was expected and we had little time to do anything about it. We were forced to follow the high court order,” selection committee secretary G Selvaraju said.
On April 17, a single judge of the Madras high court ruled that Tamil Nadu must follow the latest MCI regulations in awarding of incentive marks to in-service candidates. As against a maximum…

400 percent hike in fees for PG seats in AP this year

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HYDERABAD: The proposal by private medical colleges in the state to increase the tuition fees for post-graduate medical courses by a whopping 400 per cent has stunned students and junior doctors. 
The Telangana Private Medical and Dental Colleges Association (TPMDCA) has recommended to the state government to increase the tuition fee for PG courses from `3.2 lakh per year to `12 lakh per year. If accepted, students will have to shell out anywhere between `36 lakh for a three-year course as against `10 lakh they are paying currently. For management seats, the annual fee of `5.8 lakh will go up to a whooping `25 lakh.
“A similar notification has been issued by private medical colleges in AP and we fear we could be facing a similar situation soon,” wondered Dr G Srinivas, president of Telangana Junior Doctors Association (TJUDA) at a press conference here on Wednesday.
Telangana has 1,400 medical seats which are equally distributed between private and government colleges. Of the 700 seats,…

Bihar scraps PG medical counselling over quota issues

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The Bihar government, on Friday, admitted that it had violated reservation rules in filling up post-graduate medical seats, and announced its decision to scrap the entire ongoing counselling process. Announcing the government decision, principal secretary, health, R K Mahajan said, fresh counselling would be conducted on May 28 and 29, so as to complete the admission process by May 31, which was the Supreme Court prescribed deadline for PG admissions. The Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (BCECEB) will now re-convene counselling for 449 PG seats on offer in six government-run medical colleges of the state, affecting nearly 850 students vying for these seats. The seats are at the Patna Medical College Hospital, Nalanda Medical College Hospital (both in Patna), Darbhanga Medical College Hospital (Darbhanga), Anugraha Narayan Magadh Medical College Hospital (Gaya), Jawaharal Nehru Medical College and the Sri Krishna Medical College Hospital (Muzaffarpur). Of the 449 …

50 percent PG seats to In Service doctors in Gujrat: SC

The Supreme Court today directed the Gujarat government to give 50 per cent reservation to the in-service candidates for admission to post-graduate medical diploma courses as per the regulations of the Medical Council of India.

The apex court directed the state government to grant the reservation to these candidates in the second round of counselling, starting tomorrow for admissions in PG courses.

The in-service medical officers are those who work for the government or public authority in remote rural and difficult areas.

A bench, comprising Justices Dipak Misra and A M Khanwilkar, also asked the state government to define remote rural or difficult areas in which the in-service medical officers will be working.

The Gujarat High Court had on May 5 dismissed the petition of in-service medical petitioners on the ground that it was not mandatory for the state government to follow the rules and regulations issued by the Medical Council of India, particularly the Post Graduate Medical Educatio…

NEET PG 2016 cheating scam

Investigation into the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) examination paper hack has revealed that about 200 students allegedly ‘cleared’ the test and got admission in prominent medical colleges across the country, police said. The exam was held in December 2016 to admit students into postgraduate medical courses.

Police have so far arrested three persons, including two BTech students, who allegedly charged a huge amount — ranging between Rs 40 lakh and Rs 1 crore — from aspirants after assuring them of a good rank in the exam.

On April 29, The Indian Express first reported that the Central Range of Crime Branch had cracked the case with the arrest of two persons — Abhishek Singh and Atul Vats — and found that computer servers were allegedly hacked during the exam.

“The third arrest was made a few days ago from Greater Noida. The accused, identified as Hansul, was arrested after Vats disclosed his name. He told police that he helped four candidates who appeared for the exa…