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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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.

About the author:

With a degree in Engineering, ShankhaSamanta is a content writer by profession. He is a vehement reader apart from writing and blogging along with part-time teaching. He is presently exploring all about the digital education with Byju’s-the Learning App.

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Florida nightclub shooting: Two Orlando hospitals will not issue medical bills to survivors

Two hospitals in Orlando, Florida, will not bill survivors of the Pulse nightclub mass shooting, the Orlando Sentinel reported on Wednesday. Instead, the Orlando Health and Florida Hospital will write off an estimated $5.5 million (approximately Rs 36.8 crore) in medical costs for those injured in the June 12 massacre, in which 49 people were killed.

Orlando Health President David Strong called the Pulse shooting a “horrendous tragedy” and said the waiving of medical fees was the company’s way of showing its support to the community. While health insurers providing coverage to those treated by Orlando Health will receive bills, the hospital will write off anything not covered by their policies.

Meanwhile, Florida Hospital said it will not bill the survivors’ insurers and will forego issuing fees for any follow-up surgeries those injured will need. “We hope this gesture can add to the heart and goodwill that defines Orlando,” said Florida Hospital Chief Executive Officer Daryl Tol.

Orlando Health treated 44 of those injured in the shooting, while Florida Hospital treated 12, according to CNN. A man, later identified as Omar Mateen, opened fire at the gay nightclub in an “organised and well-prepared” attack. While the Islamic State group had claimedresponsibility for the carnage, investigators said there was no direct evidence linking them to the crime committed by the 29-year-old shooter.

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TCS Partners With Irish Medical College To Transform Doctors’ Interaction

TCS Partners With Irish Medical College To Transform Doctors' Interaction

London: India’s largest software exporter TCS on Tuesday said it is working with an Irish medical training college to deploy iON Cloud solutions that will enable doctors from across the world to collaborate, share insights and learning with other medical professionals.

The partnership will enable the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) to create an online community which helps doctors share expertise and access online courses throughout their careers.

The new tool called ‘The Physician Network’ is a resource based on the Tata Consultancy Services’ (TCS) iON Digital Learning Platform to enable virtual ‘common-interest communities’ and facilitate best practice knowledge-sharing.

“The world of higher education is changing and the solutions TCS is innovating help to put RCPI at the forefront of an emerging trend that sees technology being used to support doctors in the delivery of care and in their own professional development throughout their careers,” said Leo Kearns, CEO, RCPI.

“Our network of doctors is our greatest asset which is why we are committed to their professional development, through both online courses and through collaborative knowledge exchange, so that new ideas and techniques and discoveries can be readily shared and adopted globally,” Kearns said.

The TCS iON Digital Platform enables the College’s digital strategy to be reimagined as a fully integrated service bring real value to physicians worldwide.

Doctors will be able to collaborate from any location around the world, using the mobile-optimised solution to share insights and learnings with other medical professionals.

Speaking about the partnership V Ramaswamy, Global Head TCS iON, said the education sector was facing a revolutionary change globally with evolving needs of the institutes and the students.

“TCS iON is a superior cloud based solution that addresses these changes and enables institutions to enhance the experience of their stakeholders,” Ramaswamy said.

“We are privileged to have partnered with the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland to successfully transform RCPI’s education platforms and streamlining their processes,” he said.

The TCS iON Digital Assessment platform is also being used to allow doctors in Ireland, India, Oman, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Malaysia to take the internationally-benchmarked Membership Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (MRCPI) examinations.

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Story first published on: July 06, 2016 11:34 (IST)

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