Posts

Showing posts from April, 2018

NEET PG 2018 counselling resumed by MCC again

Image
Neet PG 2018 Counselling which was recently held by Madras high court has been resumed again today. According to the notice on MCC Website, candidates can proceed with the admissions of second round now.


Madras High Court stays NEET PG 2018 Counselling for In service quota issue

CHENNAI: Postgraduate medical admissions across India came to a grinding halt on Tuesday with the Madras high court ordering the Director General of Health Services (DGHS), New Delhi, and Tamil Nadu’s state selection committee to not allot seats to students both under the all-India quota and state quota until further orders.

Justice S Vaidyanathan was passing the orders on a batch of petitions which wanted the court to direct the DGHS to comply with Post Graduate Medical Education Regulations in admissions to PG medical courses and award due weightage marks for service rendered in remote/difficult areas.

‘Can go on with counselling, but must not allot seats’

The authorities can go on with counselling, but must not allot seats till further orders, said Justice S Vaidyanathan in his interim order.

Some of the petitions also wanted reservation of 50% of seats for service candidates under all-India quota too.

When the pleas came up for hearing, assistant solicitor-general Karthikeyan submitte…

Telangana also replaces PG quota with 10 20 30 incentive marks

HYDERABAD: A division bench of the Hyderabad High Court on Monday made it clear that the petitioner candidates seeking admissions in the 50 per cent state quota seats in post- graduate medical courses were not entitled for reservation (for in-service candidates) as per GO 260 and 27 issued by the state medical and health department on July 10, 1997 and April 10, 2017, respectively. They are only entitled for weightage of marks, in accordance with the MCI regulation 9(IV), for admission into PG medical courses, the bench ruled.

Further, the bench made it clear that the petitioners were entitled for reservation in the 50 percent state quota seats in PG medical diploma courses provided they have served a minimum of three years in tribal areas.The bench, however, found fault with the Telangana government for mentioning in the impugned GO that it would award weightage marks to the in-service candidates who have a minimum three years service in tribal areas.

While setting aside the words “…

48 of 59 emergency Medicine Specialists hold unrecognized PG degrees

The Medical Council of India(MCI) and Tamil Nadu Medical Council (TNMC) are looking into a complaint that 48 of the 59 doctors registered with the state council as holding postgraduate degrees in emergency medicine actually have unrecognized degrees.


The complaint was filed by Emergency Medicine Association, an organisation of specialists in the discipline, based on information provided to it by the state council after an application filed under the right to information. The association's complaint has also raised the question about such registrations being allowed in other state councils.

The degrees these doctors hold are from Sree Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute and Vinayaka Mission Medical College. These colleges got letters of permission (LoPs) for a postgraduate course in emergency medicine with two seats each in 2013 and 2012 respectively.

Thus, there cannot be a recognised post graduate degree in this discipline from these colleges before 2015 and 2016.…

Fine for leaving PG seats after 2nd round of counselling

Image
NEW DELHI: The Centre has introduced a penalty clause where medical students will be fined for blocking a post-graduate (PG) seat and not joining after the second round of counselling. This will be applicable to PG seats under both government colleges and deemed universities, officials said. "Last year, 1,400 PG seats remained vacant as students blocked seats and later opted out. This is unacceptable for there is a dearth of PG seats in the country and creating every additional seat costs a lot of money," an official said.



He said according to amendments made to the Post-Graduate Medical Education Regulations, 2000, of the Medical Council of India, all students appearing for counselling will have to submit a registration fee of Rs 25,000 for PG seats in government colleges and Rs 2 lakh for seats in deemed universities. Those belonging to reserved categories will have to pay half the amount.

"If someone opts out in the first round of counselling after being offered a s…