The Medical Council of India Board of Governors (MCI BoG) has given its approval for the addition of 10 new MBBS seats in Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, also known as MGM Medical College, Indore for the academic year 2019-20. The institute had been trying hard for some years to increase its annual intake and with the MCI approval, their number of seats has now become 150.

MGM Medical College had applied for increasing 10 additional seats in 2014 to MCI to boost their total intake from 140 to 150. However, after inspection by the MCI, several deficiencies were found by the council and the application was rejected. Among many issues, one of the prime reasons for rejection was an undersized library.

Later, after developing its infrastructure, MGM Medical College again applied for boosting their annual intake with the MCI to 250 from 140 for the 2019-20 academic year. The MCI BoG, however, decided to inspect the institute for 150 seats first. After the inspection, The Medical Council of India (Board of Governors) gave approval for increasing 10 additional medical seats. In July 2019, the college will apply for an additional 100 MBBS seats with the MCI for the 2020-21 session.

Dr Jyoti Bindal, Dean of the college, said

“We have finally got recognition for 140 to 150 seats from the MCI. We’re sure of getting the approval as we have already fulfilled the requirements of infrastructure and head count.”

Dr VK Paul, the Niti Aayog Member Health and chairman of MCI Board of Governors has ascertained that the government has made provisions to increase the number of MBBS seats in medical education by 2024. This agenda was taken with the idea of attaining the required number of specialist doctors, which is, in fact, five times more difficult to attain. Further, he added that over 80,000 PG medical seats will be added in the coming year of 2024 with the inclusive proposal of private sector healthcare providers.

According to Mr VK Paul, India will have additional 2,500 new hospitals in the coming five years and thereby creating about 25 lakh additional jobs. Thus by 2024, India will meet the WHO norms of having one doctor per thousand patients.

At the launch event of the certificate course on

“Specialist Training To Tackle The Burden of NCDs” organised by FICCI, Dr VK Paul said: “ with the improvement in the ease of doing business in the private healthcare sector, new players will enter the sector which will not only create new employment opportunities but also provide better healthcare services.”

FICCI in association with NITI Aayog has been working on identifying alternative methods to strengthen the number of specialized doctors in the country can be scaled up due to high burden diseases and conditions. In this regard, FCCI went ahead and partnered with Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) to launch the Diabetes Certificate Course for General Practitioners (GP). This initiative was taken considering WHO statistics of 69.2 million Indians who are suffering from diabetes in 2015 and there is no good number of endocrinologists to deliver them with this specialized care.

Appreciating on this government’s efforts towards health, (Hony) Brig Dr. Arvind Lal, Chairman of FICCI Health Services Committee & CMD, Dr Lal Path Labs said that we often quote the British, US, Cuban, Thai and Indonesian models of healthcare, but with Ayushman Bharat a new model has emerged from the soil of India.

Basically, FICCI-ECHO Diabetes Certification Course for GPs is a 20-week program that will be initially taken up as a pilot project to give training to 100 GPs on the management of diabetic patients.

Students across West Bengal are facing a dilemma as the exam dates for WBJEE 2019 and AIIMS MBBS 2019 are clashing with each other. Both WBJEE and AIIMS MBBS are now scheduled to be held on 26th May 2019.

Initially, the WBJEE was scheduled to be held on 19th May 2019. But after it was found that the exam date was the same as JEE Advanced 2019, the WBJEEB (West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board) decided to reschedule the exam date. Now the revised exam date for WBJEE 2019 has been announced as 26th May 2019 by the board. However, the revised 2019 WBJEE exam dates are now directly clashing with AIIMS MBBS 2019 that will be conducted 26th May 2019 (Sunday) as well.

The admit card for AIIMS MBBS will be released on 15th May 2019 and the result notification is expected to be out on 12th June 2019. The seat allocation and counselling process dates for AIIMS will be announced later. Meanwhile, the downloadable admit card for WBJEE will be released on 14th May 2019 and the results will be tentatively published on 2nd July 2019.

Many candidates studying both Biology and Mathematics in class 12 tend to appear for both AIIMS MBBS and WBJEE exams together. These candidates will face serious challenges with the revised WBJEE 2019 exam dates. However, all schedules and exam dates are tentative and subject to change further under unavoidable circumstances.

Due to the devastating effects of Cyclone Fani in Odisha, the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) UG 2019 exam will now be held on 20th May 2019 for Odisha candidates, according to the NTA.

As Cyclone Fani hit Odisha last Friday, the National Testing Agency (NTA) decided to postpone the NEET 2019 date in Odisha as the state was severely affected due to the effects of the cyclone. The seven NEET examination centres in Odisha are Angul, Baleswar, Behrampur, Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Rourkela and Sambalpur. Higher Education Secretary R. Subrahmanyam stated

“NEET exam scheduled for May 5th in Odisha has been postponed as per the request of State Govt working on relief and rehabilitation work in the wake of cyclone Fani. Revised dates for the exam in Odisha will be announced soon.”

On 6th May 2019, the NTA released an official public notice announcing

“On the request of the State Government of Odisha in the wake of Fani Cyclone, the NEET (UG) – 2019 Examination, which was scheduled to be held on 05.05.2019 (Sunday), was postponed ONLY for the Candidates having Examination Centres in Odisha until further notice.

The notice further stated

“The exam for the above candidates will now be held on 20/05/2019 from 10.00 AM to 1.00 PM. The centres of the exam will remain the same. The revised Admit Cards are being issued shortly.”

With the announcement of the revised NEET 2019 date in Odisha, candidates appearing for the examination in the state need to download the revised NEET 2019 admit card which will include necessary details like details exam centres, address and code.

For additional information on NEET (UG) -2019, candidates can visit and

NTA NEET 2019 Postponed: May 5th exam cancelled for centres in Odisha due to CycloneFani – Official notice May5th Examination has been postponed due to Cyclone Fani in the state of Odisha. Check official notice here.
Important Alert! NEET 2019 5th May Exam Postponed for Odisha.

NEET 2019 5th May Exam Postponed for Odisha
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, NEET 2019 has been postponed for the state of Odisha. It is confirmed. Students may please note that NEET 2019 examination has been cancelled for the examination centres in Odisha. The schedule for the NEET 2019 examination for all the other state, however, remains unchanged. Official notification now available on Please note, the examinations would be conducted as scheduled in the states of Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and other states.

Students are hereby informed that National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, NEET 2019 has been postponed in the state of Odisha. The examination scheduled for May 5, 2019 has been re-scheduled only for the stat eof Odisha which is affected due to Cyclone Fani. R. Subrahmanyam, Higher Education Secretary confirmed the same to ANI.


Students may please note that only the exam has been cancelled only for the centres in the state of Odisha. In case a student for Odisha, who is not currently in Odisha and has a centre in any other state, the examinaton would be conducted as per the schedule – which is tomorrow. Also Check NEET 2019 Dress Code for Male and Female Candidates

Also, students may please note that as many as 86 centres have been changed a few days ago. The complete list is available on Stduents are advised to check the notice and downlaod new admit cards in case of change in the examination centre. NEET would be conducted in pen and paper format across the country tomorrow from 2 pm to 5 pm.



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The UT Chandigarh pool for PG MD/MS admission in GMCH (Government Medical College and Hospital), Chandigarh has been struck down by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Justice Lalit Batra and Justice Mahesh Grover who comprised the division bench disposed of the issue claiming the Chandigarh pool is unconstitutional and invalid in law. Hence, no reservations will be provided on the grounds of institutional preference or residence in the UT. The directive mentioned that all domicile based admissions under UT Chandigarh pool will become unsustainable. Moreover, the remaining 50% of seats will be utilized via All-India Quota. The Punjab and Haryana High Court has also announced that merit will not be compromised at all.

The court order notified, “We would conclude that in the matters of admission to postgraduate courses such a reservation/preference which has its foundations in a long discarded principle, domicile, will be unsustainable. Besides, all clauses that have been introduced in the brochure and discussed to describe a candidate with a background of Chandigarh will be unsustainable in law…” It further stated “We, therefore, strike down clause 2 (a) (b) and (c) of UT Chandigarh, pool as being invalid and unsustainable in law. All admissions made by placing reliance on the above will as a logical corollary be also unsustainable. The only course available to the college is to fill up seats through merit position obtained by candidates in NEET examination.”

However, Pankaj Jain, UT senior standing counsel, said, “We will move the Supreme Court against the order.”

A city-based private NEET coaching centre, Namakkal, Madras faced protest from students and their parents. Subsequently, a complaint has been filed against the centre alleging them for cheating by providing poor facilities to the students.  The case was registered under IPC Sections 267, 406, 420, 506 (1).

According to inside sources, the NEET coaching centre which was run by M Udhayakumar (36 years) was operating inside the campus of a private college. This centre which was offering NEET crash course had accommodated about 300 MBBS aspirants. They had charged Rs 46,000 from each student. Allegedly they took Rs 20,000 as the advanced payment.

When the students were approached they had claimed to have received poor quality food and facilities in the institute. Further, they claimed there were about 20 students in the same room.  The dissatisfaction had grown to a high level and nearly 200 students dropped the course and returned to their home town.  The parents also came up with the same issue and eventually, Velagoundampatty police station filed a complained against the NEET coaching centre. Thereafter police started its investigation regarding the matter.

Earlier, Madras High Court had permitted to private matriculation schools to conduct summer break coaching for class XI and XII students who wish to sit for NEET exam.  A direction came from the justices N Kirubakaran and S S Sundar on Public Interest Litigation that Private Schools are no more allowed to take coaching classes during this summer breaks and if there is any violation noticed against this order, actions will be taken against them.

NEET Coaching Centres which was profiteering by collecting coaching fees have been stopped by an order issued by the director of matriculation. Students will no longer face any harassment or loss of money due to this path-breaking order.

With NEET UG 2019 right around the corner, it is time for you to not only boost up your preparations but also to stay motivated so that you achieve your medical career goals. As over 15 lakh candidates will be taking the national level medical entrance exam on May 5, you need to focus on specific topics now and revise smartly to maximise your score. Here are some quick NEET 2019 last minute suggestions that will help you study better and utilize your time in the final few days –

Revise All Concepts

Thoroughly revise your NCERT books and go through all the highlighted points. Invest adequate time during the final few days to revise the important concepts and formulae from all subjects. Take notes in a sheet and read it at regular intervals. This will help you save time, learn faster and improve your self-confidence.

Study All Important Topics

With only a few days left now, it is crucial that you know the most important topics and revise them the most to score the highest possible marks.

  • For Physics, the focus areas are Optics, Mechanics, Nuclear Physics and Thermodynamics.
  • For Chemistry, focus more on General Organic Chemistry, Chemical Bonding, Equilibrium, Mole Concept, Periodic Table, Coordination Chemistry, p, f block elements.
  • For Biology, devote ample time in revising Genetics, Ecology and Environment, Cell Biology, Basics of Biotechnology, Reproduction and Physiology of Plants and Animals, Morphology and Physiology.

Focus On Your Strengths

During your NEET 2019 preparation, there must be some topics that you will find easier to understand and have a strong command over them. So, make sure to revise those particular topics more often and make your strengths even stronger. Avoid concepts that you may find confusing or harder to grasp. This is perhaps one of the best the NEET 2019 last minute suggestions to score the highest marks.

Brush Up On Graphs & Diagrams

Another crucial last-minute tip for NEET UG 2019 is studying with extra focus on utilizing graphs and diagrams, especially when you are revising in the last few days before the medical entrance exam.  Diagrams & graphs will enable you to revise quicker, remember certain points clearly and save time as well.

Keep Yourself Motivated

It is common among some NEET aspirants to lose motivation to study and stay focused during the final few days of preparation. It has been a long and hard journey. But when you are this close to your dream, it becomes crucial that your stay focused and strong. Remind yourself of your dream and why you started in the first place. Note down what this means for you, your future and your family. Make sure to get rid of all doubts and negative thoughts and develop a positive mindset.

Be Confident During The Exam

It is only normal to feel nervous and anxious when going for NEET 2019. But you have worked hard enough and sacrificed a lot to back up now. So make sure to stay confident during the exam. Attempt all biology questions first, then answer chemistry sections and finally attempt physics questions. You must read the question paper properly before answering and deal with your strong areas first.
NEET is undoubtedly a difficult examination and you need to master your time management skills to accurately answer as many questions as you can within the set time limit. So stay calm, be confident and have patience while taking the exam. You will definitely crack NEET 2019 and grab a medical seat of your own.

Good luck!

National Board of Examinations (NBE) took a major decision in doing away with bi-annual admissions to DNB post MBBS, scrapping the July admission session for Specialty courses. The decision implies that only the January admission session will be kept from the next admission session. Further, NBE confirms that the DNB Board speciality courses will be done on the basis of NEET-PG examination only.

NBE, New Delhi has been maintaining two sessions for admission to DNB Board Specialty Courses post MBBS in January and July. While admission to DNB Board speciality courses for January academic session was done on the basis of merit list of NEET-PG. Yet there was a separate DNB CET in June/July every year for admission to that academic session.

Through a recent notification by NBE, it has been declared that from 2019 onwards there shall be only one admission session for DNB Board Specialty courses i.e., January session. The allotment of candidates to DNB Board Specialty courses shall be done through merit basis counselling utilizing the merit list of the corresponding NEET-PG 2019.

According to internal sources, there will be no June/July admission via DNB CET from 2019. Candidates who are participating for counselling to get admission in PG Medical courses for 2019 academic session must keep of note of this notification made by NBE. For more details regarding this, visit the official website of NBE.

The proposal of the Indian Government to introduce a BDS & MBBS bridge course for enabling dentists to practice modern medicine in rural areas to deal with a lack of training of doctors has been strictly opposed by the Indian Medical Association (IMA). The proposal was previously approved by the Prime Minister Office (PMO) in early April 2019 in order to improve the state medical education in the country.

However, the proposal was condemned by IMA National President Dr Santanu Sen. He said

“There is no shortage of doctors in the country. 63,250 MBBS graduates come out of 494 medical colleges of India. India has only 23,729 post graduate seats. The fact remains that the Government does not have the capacity to absorb rest of them.” He added “Every year the unemployment amongst young medical graduates is a cause for great concern. The frustration of these youngsters with a decent undergraduate degree in medicine has to be addressed.”

Honorary Secretary General of IMA, Dr R. V. Asokan also criticized the notion of mid-level practitioners as it is an underdeveloped idea to provide improper medical care to the people. He said “Every allied profession to medicine have a unique identity and serves a specific purpose. Dentists, Nurses, Optometrists and Pharmacists have a role and should contribute their services in the respective fields. To baptise them as mid-level medical practitioners through a six months bridge course is being indifferent to the needs of patient safety and patient care.”

The Indian Medical Association also believes that the implementation of the bridge course and mid-level practitioners might result in agitating the citizens and patients across the country.