Tag: MCI Summit 2011

As the outcome of MCI’s summit on 12th September 2011,the Medical council of India(MCI) finally decided to start common entrance test (CET) which will be called as  National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for Post Graduates (NEET-PG) and Under Graduates (NEET-UG) for undergraduate and post-graduate medical students from next year.
All the states in the country gave its approval for CET(NEET) from 2012 except Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, and Bengal according to the sources from MCI.Also the issues with the states disapproving the NEET proposal will be solved soon, officials said.
According to a senior official of the MCI “States like Gujarat and Bengal had issues with the language of the paper, as we had originally planned to start the exam in English and Hindi only. But this issue can be taken care of and we will soon get in touch with the CBSE on this point.”
Sources disclosed that NEET- UG will be conducted by the CBSE and AIIMS might be conducting NEET-PG.
According to Dr Purushottam Lal, who is a board member of the MCI, “Queries related to the reservation policy and seats for private colleges were answered well during the discussion today. The states have been conducting the exam in their regional languages. So they were concerned, but these are petty things and will be sorted out.”
Tamil Nadu is still opposing the idea of CET for medical colleges.Tamil Nadu has maximum number of medical colleges.Also former C.M K. Karunanidhi had also written to the Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad that he was “astonished” by the notification, when the idea was proposed last year.
The Tamil Nadu government later got it stayed from the Madras High court.
Dr Lal, however, said that situation is different now. “We are going by the orders of the Supreme Court, so all the states must have to come to a consensus.”

Medical Council of India is holding a National Summit on 12th September 2011 in Delhi to discuss the future of Medical Education.

Lets hope for the best.

As per the details on MCI official wesite, the text is as follows:

“No. MCI-Acad. & Exam. Cell                                                                      Date :29.08.2011


State Health Secretaries

Vice Chancellors of State Health Universities

Directorate of Medical Education

Dean/Principals of Medical Colleges

Directors of Postgraduate Institutes

Chairman’s of Private Medical Colleges

Dear Sir/Madam

Subject: National Summit : Medical Education – Challenges and Opportunities

There is a need to focus on Medical Education reforms to reverse the declining standards of medical education and open up new vistas of excellence in this field. In this regard Medical Council of India is organizing a National Summit on 12th September, 2011 at Manekshaw Centre, Parade Road, Delhi Cantt, to enable the sharing of ideas and to discuss various steps that the council can envisage in medical education reforms. The summit will provide an opportunity for all of us to engage in deliberations, offer suggestions and design a road map to achieve this goal.

We look forward to your active participation and involvement in this Summit. The scientific programme related to various aspects of the reform process will soon be sent to you and will also be uploaded onto website of the MCI. www.mciindia.org.

I look forward to welcoming you on 12th September.

With best regards

Yours sincerely

(Dr. K.K Talwar)

Chairman, BOG  ”

Aso you can see the content at http://www.mciindia.org/tools/announcement/National%20Summit.pdf