Number of seats in MBBS course increased to 4,000 in West Bengal: Mamata – Times of India

KOLKATA: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said the number of seats in the MBBS course has increased to 4,000 in the state with the addition of 250 seats in two medical colleges. Banerjee had earlier underscored the need for increasing the number of medical seats in the state. “I am pleased to … Read more

NEET topper Akanksha Singh aspires to join AIIMS Delhi – Times of India

Hailing from village Abhinayakpur in district Kushinagar in eastern Uttar Pradesh, 17-year old Akanksha Singh has created history by scoring 720 marks in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test–Undergraduate (NEET-UG) 2020. In a first, a candidate has topped the NEET exam with 100% marks. Her father, Rajendra Kumar Rao was a sergeant in the Indian … Read more

Vasco girl hits Goa’s best-known score at NEET(UG) – Times of India

PANAJI: Vasco resident Rubiya Shaikh has bettered the best-known score from Goa at NEET(UG), results for which were announced on Friday, scoring 675 out of 720. The student of Cujira-based Mushtifund Aryaan higher secondary school has now set her sights on joining one of the top-ranked medical colleges in Delhi. In 2017, Pratheek Rebello had … Read more

Perfect score for Odisha boy, Delhi girl in NEET – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Two candidates scored a perfect 720 in this year’s National Eligibility-cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG), but Odisha’s Soyeb Aftab was ranked first for being older than Delhi girl Akanksha Singh. Results for the MBBS/ BDS entrance test were declared by the National Testing Authority on Friday evening. There are seven female candidates among the … Read more

PG medical students to mandatorily have 3-month rural stint to strengthen grassroots healthcare – Times of India

Specialist doctors need not be a rarity in the rural sector going by the recent mandate that makes it compulsory for postgraduate medical students pursuing MD/MS to undergo a compulsory 3-month stint at district hospitals. This is the new directive which will be followed in the curriculum starting from 2020-21 session. The district residency programme … Read more

Govt seeks applications from children, spouse of terror victims for MBBS, BDS courses – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Union Home Ministry has sought applications from the spouse and children of victims of terrorist attacks for pursuing MBBS and BDS courses in medical and dental colleges under the central pool. In a communication, the home ministry has conveyed to all states about allocation of MBBS and BDS seats from the central … Read more

We need more skilled homoeopathic doctors – Times of India

With Parliament giving its nod to two bills proposing quality and affordable medical education, the prospects for homoeopathy and the Indian system of medicine (ISM) are likely to increase. Earlier, the Rajya Sabha had passed the bills and now with Lok Sabha passing the National Commission for Homoeopathy (NCH) Bill and the National Commission for … Read more

Cabinet nod for new AIIMS in Bihar’s Darbhanga – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday approved establishment of an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at Darbhanga in Bihar. The apex institute will be established under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY). The Cabinet also approved the creation of a post of Director for … Read more

DMK responsible for NEET, death of 13 aspirants: TN CM Palaniswami – Times of India

CHENNAI: Under pressure from the opposition parties, including the DMK, on the NEET issue in the state, Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami on Tuesday sought to turn the tables on his party’s arch rival, accusing it of “thrusting” the test on students while being part of the UPA. The issue, which has generated a … Read more

Had no choice but to take the exam: NEET aspirants – Times of India

Despite several pleas and petitions, the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Undergraduate (NEET-UG) was conducted on September 13. More than 15 lakh students were registered for the exam and most candidates chose to appear for the exam amid coronavirus outbreak. The entrance test is the most coveted exam to get admission in medical courses. However, NEET … Read more