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A BIG SIGH OF RELIEF FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS

By Nanki Ahluwalia . 6th April 2018 01:30pm
A BIG SIGH OF RELIEF FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS

The medical students can now take a sigh of relief as the government of India has now passed the order that all medical colleges will have to start the post-graduate (PG) courses from a 2020-21 academic year. This decision would add over 10000 post graduate seats in the coming four years which would be a great boost to the medical world. All the amendments are a part of the ministry of health and family welfare and will be embedded into the Medical Council of India's post-graduate medical education regulations (PGMER) 2000. This new regulation will be applicable to both the private and government colleges. Any college found not following the amendment will be a subject of de-recognition from the Indian medical Council. Till now the country has just 38,000 postgraduate seats for about 68,000 MBBS graduate students who are willing to take admission in medical colleges every year. An officer from the senior health ministry said, ' There are various medical colleges in which only undergraduate courses and also wasting the wasting valuable resources. It is more prudent to make use of the existing infrastructure than invest in building expensive new colleges.' Although the decision has been taken, the matter needs to be observed and monitored very effectively as it concerns the future of the country. As of now, we already lack the adequate percentage of doctors in our country, so the council and the colleges underneath need to be careful with quality that they bring out of the quantity being enrolled.