Biotech gets nod for Pre-medical Entrance

Biotech gets nod for Pre-medical Entrance The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry has approved the proposal for inclusion of bio-technology as an eligible subject for the common pre-medical entrance test. The subject is expected to be included in the entrance examination from the next academic year. The Board of Governors of the Medical Council of India (MCI) had approached the Ministry with the recommendation. The MCI will now have to amend its regulations to include bio-technology as an eligible subject for those seeking to enter the field of medicine following which the Central Board of Secondary Education will notify […]

Facilitating Medical Education Reform

Facilitating Medical Education Reform Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s recent announcement that legislation on the proposed National Council for Human Resources in Health (NCHRH) will be introduced in Parliament soon is significant for three reasons. First, it will meet the Union Health Ministry’s demand for a new and separate regulatory body for medical institutions under its control and not under the purview of the Ministry for Human Resource Development. Secondly, the legislation will seek to create an atmosphere that will help deal with issues relating to the quality of the medical education and an equitable distribution of the available medical education […]