Medical college admissions: Maharashtra students, parents move SC against change in domicile norms

Maharashtra Students and parents have challenged the decision by the Aurangabad Bench of the Bombay High Court to relax domicile rules for admission to medical and dental colleges.

One in every two students applying for medical and dental seats in Maharashtra is not from the state. Angry with the state’s decision to relax norms and allow non-domicile students to apply for medical seats, medical aspirants and their parents from Maharashtra filed a petition in the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) figures show that the number of registrations of students who have cleared both class 10 and 12 from the state is 49,768, whereas those who have only cleared Class 12 is 48,977.

Explaining why the Class 12 numbers were high, a parent said “Many students come to Mumbai to prepare for medical entrance exams and appear for Class 12 exams in Maharashtra after sitting Class 10 exams in their respective states.” He was of the opinion that they should not be given the advantage meant for children with state domicile.

On July 7, the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court relaxed domicile norms for medical and dental aspirants in the state. Originally, those who had cleared class 10 and 12 from the state or had a domicile certificate – a document showing that the student had lived in the state for the required number of years – were eligible for state quota seats. Now the rule making Class 10 compulsory has been dropped. “Those who have cleared Class 12I from Maharashtra, even without Class 10 from the state, will be eligible for state quota seats from now,” said Dr Pravin Shingare, director of DMER.

Commenting on the move another parent said “Earlier this year SC was very clear that no more cases on medical and dental admissions should be entertained by High Courts till admissions are over. How can the Aurangabad bench allow such changes to the admission process while the registrations are on?”

DMER’s decision to announce a revised provisional state merit list before the first seat allocation list for state quota seats has brought some relief to the parents and students. “We hope the SC will support our stand before the first seat allotment list is released,” one of them said.

While the petition is up for hearing in SC this week, the first seat allotment list for admissions to state quota seats in government-run and private medical and dental institutes in the state will be released on July 25.

 

 

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‘Panjab University’s dept of education has maximum registered scholars’

The department of education was also awarded UGC special assistance programme in the thrust areas of education technology, education administration and management and education psychology and guidance.

The Panjab University’s department of education has the highest number of registered scholars, 374, followed by the department of laws, 261, said quality assurance cell (IQAC) report. According to the report, 2,911 research scholars are reported to have been registered at the various departments of the university.

The department of education was also awarded UGC special assistance programme in the thrust areas of education technology, education administration and management and education psychology and guidance.

 However, talking about the supervisors available, the question of quality arises as the department of laws has a most number of researchers, 93, who have two supervisors while in the department of physics, 69 researchers have at least two supervisors, followed by the departments of botany and chemistry.

 Only seven departments are those in which at least one student is supervised by two supervisors. There are eight departments in which only one student is assigned three supervisors. These include the department of biophysics, centre for systems biology and bioinformatics (UIEAST), the department of anthropology, department of chemistry, department of computer science and applications, department of environment studies, department of microbial biotechnology and the department of statistics.

 According to the analysis, there are82 supervisors on the campus, who have been handling a minimum of 8 research scholars and a maximum of 17.

 Sources said PU has been rated high on the number of research papers and citations and handful of departments can be credited for the same.

“However, other departments have also been contributing considerably to the research performance of the PU. This becomes evident when we dig into various aspects of research performance of the university. The first stage of research at a university involves a single research student, who works under the supervision of a senior practitioner in that field of knowledge,” said Rajiv Lochan, director, Internal Quality Assurance Cell.

Lochan added, “Recently we inquired into statistical information about research supervision in the university according to the information made public by the various departments of PU. A total of 66 PU departments reported that they had registered research scholars.”

 After the department of education and laws, departments of Chinese and Tibetan studies, and of nano-sciences have one research student each. The departments of botany, chemistry, physics, and physical education have more than 100 registered research scholars.

Why department of education has high number of scholars?

Professor Rajiv Lochan explained that through this analysis, it has been observed that the departments, which are not even considered for the PU grading are doing well, including the department of education. The figures indicate that a large number of students are taking interest in doing a research in the field of education in the new course of time. “There is a strong captive research in this field. Research on schools, students and teachers seems to be a big hit as these research subjects are always and easily available,” said Lochan.

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Amit Shah calls for linking education with India’s ‘cultural ethos’, says distortions will soon be removed

New Delhi: BJP president Amit Shah pitched for linking the country’s education system with its cultural ethos to remove “distortions” as he termed dynasty politics, casteism and minority appeasement as “cankers” affecting the country.

File image of Amit Shah. AFP

File image of Amit Shah. AFP

“All distortions in our education system will be removed and the entire system of learning will further improve if we connect it with our core values, with our cultural ethos,” he said while speaking at the launch of the book on the speeches of the party’s ideologue Syama Prasad Mookerjee.

While elucidating Mookerjee’s initiatives on education, Shah described him as a “visionary leader” who laid emphasis on the education system which is connected with the basic fundamentals of our society and promotes natural talent. “Mookerjee emphasised on these two points specifically so that education can become a mass movement in the early years of independence as the literacy rate was very low then,” the BJP president said.

Mookerjee founded the right wing nationalist party Bharatiya Jana Sangh which later evolved as the BJP.

Shah said the seed sown then by Mookerjee has become a “huge tree” today. “Mookerjee started the party with 10 members which now has a huge base of about 11 crore members,” he said.

He said the BJP is following Mookerjee’s principles to work on the path of nation building unlike other political outfits which have promoted casteism, minority appeasement and dynasty politics in the country. “These three are cankers which are affecting our
country,” he said.

Lauding the BJP ideologue’s role in nation building, Shah rued that “historians have not done justice with him”. Mookerjee saved Bengal by pushing for partition of the united Bengal before Independence, otherwise the entire state would had become east Pakistan and later Bangladesh, he said.

Not only this, in the case of Kashmir, he also led a mass movement to end the permit system for entering the northern state, Shah added.

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Top 10 Medical Colleges In India

Some of the best medical colleges in the world are in India that aspiring candidates can get into through competitive exams like NEET and AIIMS. Various courses, both at post graduate and undergraduate levels are provided in these colleges in the field of medical science. Aspiring students have the opportunity to go for degrees like MD, MBBS, MS, BDS, and MDS.

Some of the top medical colleges in the country were founded during the 1950s and 1960s. The colleges were established through the effort of the state and central government. But during 1980s many private colleges have been founded throughout India. The quality and the standard of these colleges are taken care by the Medical Council of India. Currently, there are 273 medical colleges in India with around 31298 students recognized by the MCI.

Here we are providing with the list of top 10 medical colleges in India.

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi

All India Institute of Medical Sciences also known as AIIMS was founded in the year 1956 and is one of the main centers for medical education in the country. The Institute tops in every field of health care. It also has comprehensive facilities such as patient care, teaching, and research.

  • Christian Medical College, Vellore

Christian Medical College also known as CMC is a hundred years old Christian educational institute established by Ida S. Scudder. CMC is one of the best medical colleges in the word which ranks second in India.

  • Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi

Maulana Azad Medical College is a government medical college under the University of Delhi. It is named after the great freedom fighter from India, MaulanaAbulKalam Azad. The institute has the top quality medical education standard, along with the best facilities.

  • Armed Forces Medical College, Pune

Armed Forces Medical College or AMFC was founded in the year 1948. The Institute is a combination of different Defence medical organizations in the country. Now, it is a part of Maharashtra University of Health and Sciences and is recognized by the MCI for conducting undergraduate and postgraduate medical courses.

  • Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

Kasturba Medical College is one of the first medical colleges in the private sector. It was founded in the year 1953 and ranks among the top five medical colleges in the country. Students from all around the world studies in this institute and from around 44 countries students have successfully graduated from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal.

  • Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi

The college was founded in the year 1914 by Lady Hardinge. It is one of the top medical colleges in the country and is affiliated to the University of Delhi.

  • Grant Medical College, Mumbai

Grant Medical College is one of the most prestigious colleges in the country. It is a State Government Medical College in Maharashtra and ranks among the top ten medical colleges in India.

  • University College of Medical Sciences & GTB Hospital, New Delhi

University College of Medical Sciences was established in the year 1971. It is a part of the University of Delhi with various medical and paramedical courses.

  • King George’s Medical University, Lucknow

This medical college in India was established in the year 1911 and is one of the best medical institutes in the country. The college came under ChhatrapatiShahujiMaharaj Medical University in 2012.

  • Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai

One of the main aims of this medical institute is to develop the medical education standard in the country to advanced countries like UK, USA, and Australia. The college ranks among the top ten medical colleges in the country with good facilities.

Students who are interested in biology and wants to get admitted in good medical college should read about each institute carefully and analyze them carefully before taking admission in the college. All the above-mentioned colleges have different cutoff ranks, so students should find all the information about the colleges.

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