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NEET PG 2019 notification. Form from 2 nov 2018

NEET PG 2019 will be on 6th Jan 2019

  1. Will be conducted by NBE
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  3. On 6th Jan 2019
  4. Form will be available from Oct 2018.

NEET Super Speciality 2018 Notification

NEET - SS 2018

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  1. Form Start Date : 11th May 2018 at 3:00PM
  2. Form End Date : 31st May 2018 till 11:55 PM

DNB CET July 2018 session Notification and Application

DNB CET June 2018

  1. Form Start Date : 11th May 2018 at 3:00PM
  2. Form End Date : 31st May 2018 till 11.55 PM

NEET PG 2018 counselling resumed by MCC again

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 submitted that though first phase of counselling had been completed admissions would not be made till the court passed final orders.

The petitions filed by Dr C Sudhan and six others said they were in-service candidates in Tamil Nadu Medical Services, working as assistant surgeons in government medical facilities. They had appeared for NEET PG-2018 and secured more than 50% marks and were duly declared as eligible for admission to PG medical courses this year.

“The places we serve are notified as remote/difficult by the state government and hence we are entitled for additional weightage (incentive) marks as per Regulation 9 (IV) of PG Regulations 2000 under all India quota seats. But, authorities are proceeding to conduct counselling for admissions to PG courses without awarding such weightage marks for in-service candidates,” the petitioners said.

Claiming that the move was in violation of MCI regulations, they added that it would adversely affect the interests of the petitioners who were entitled to weightage marks for service rendered by them in remote/difficult areas for determination of merit in selection.

They further pointed out that even in admissions made during the last academic year, the authorities had failed to allot the mandated 50% seats to service candidates as required by the regulation.

Tamil Nadu has 1,648 PG medical seats in its 13 government medical colleges. Of this, 50% go to the all India quota for which counselling would be conducted by DGHS.The remaining 50% would go to the state quota filled by directorate of medical education through a seperate counselling.

Out of such 50% state quota seats, in-service candidates are demanding 50% reservation.

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 “a minimum three years of service”, as amended by GO 21, the bench made it clear that the petitioners were entitled for the benefit of weightage marks for the services rendered by them in those areas even less than three years. The incentive weightage marks would be calculated at 10 percent per year of completed regular and continuous service in tribal areas, it noted.
The bench of Acting Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice K Vijaya Lakshmi was passing this order in a batch of petitions filed by Dr M Vasurchana Reddy and 12 others, who have passed their MBBS or their PG diploma course and employed by the state government, seeking admissions to PG medical degree and diploma courses as per  GO 27.

The petitioners challenged GOs 21 and 22 issued by the Telangana government for awarding weightage marks in place of reservation for in-service candidates and for earmarking 50 percent of the PG seats in government medical colleges to All India quota. They pointed out that the impugned GOs which were issued based on the proposals of the Vice-Chancellor of Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences, Warangal, would run contrary to the law declared by the Parliament in AP Reorganization Act, 2014. As per GO 27 i.e. Telangana Medical Colleges (Admission into PG medical courses) Rules, 2017, about 30 percent of the seats in clinical broad specialities and 50 percent of the seats in pre and para clinical broad specialities for degree and diploma courses were reserved for in-service candidates. Under the Act, the said quota would be in operation for 10 years.

The medical officers and civil assistant surgeons serving in the state were eligible for in-service quota for admission into PG courses. However, these eligible candidates would be forced to stop their studies at MBBS level because of the above two GOs, they argued.

Source: The New Indian Express

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. Yet 48 of the post graduate degrees registered were from before 2015, of which 20 are from before 2009, the year when emergency medicine was first recognized as a post graduate specialty in India by MCI.

Unrecognised degrees were registered in last quarter of 2017

MCI president Dr Jayshree Mehta told TOI that the complaint had been referred to the relevant section for scrutiny and verification before deciding the further course of action. TNMC vice-president Dr R V S Surendran confirmed that only MCI-recognised degrees could be registered and added that they were looking into the matter. “These registrations happened long ago and we do not allow this anymore,” he added. However, all 48 unrecognised degrees have been registered in October, November and December 2017.

The list of 48 included several office bearers of the Society for Emergency Medicine in India (SEMI), an organisation that was running an unrecognized masters in emergency medicine program. SEMI had said that it was merely a certificate program that made no claims to being a post-graduate degree or to being recognized by MCI. SEMI’s board is dominated by doctors without MCI-recognised post graduate emergency medicine degrees.

Senior faculty members teaching emergency medicine asked what the sanctity of a regulated system of medical education would be if unrecognised degrees were being registered in state councils.

They pointed out that hospitals employed specialists with registered degrees as they trusted the system of registration.

Source: TOI

Fine for leaving PG seats after 2nd round of counselling

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 seat, the registration money will be returned. But if he opts out in the second round after accepting a seat, the registration money shall be forfeited," the official said. There are around 38,000 post-graduate seats in medical colleges across the country.