MCI gone, NMC to take charge of medical education in India from today

From today, The National Medical Commission (NMC) will be the country’s apex regulator of medical education. The previous regulator, Medical Council of India, has been dissolved through a gazette notification.

The MCI was functioning under the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956, which now stands repealed and has been replaced by the NMC Act that came into being on August 8, 2019.

“Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 (102 of 1956) is hereby repealed with effect from September 25. The BoG appointed under section 3A of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 (102 of 1956) in supersession of the MCI constituted under sub-section (1) of section 3 of the said Act shall stand dissolved,” stated the gazette notification issued by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Professor Suresh Chandra Sharma, former head of the ear nose throat (ENT) department at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, has been appointed chairman of the NMC. Dr Rakesh Kumar Vats, secretary general, BoG-MCI, has been appointed NMC secretary by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC).

One of the major medical educational reforms that has been initiated is: the MBBS examination will now be known as the National Exit Test (NEXT). NEXT will be common for both students pursuing MBBS in India and abroad. It will now act as the licentiate examination to practice medicine, the criteria for admission to post -graduate (PG) medical courses, and also for screening of foreign medical graduates.

NEXT will also be applicable to institutes of national importance such as all the AIIMS in a bid to ensure a common standard in the medical education sector in the country.

The regulatory bodies being set up under the NMC
Four autonomous boards under the supervision of the NMC will be set up. These are:

The Under-Graduate Medical Education Board (UGMEB) and the Post-Graduate Medical Education Board (PGMEB): These two bodies will be responsible for formulating standards, curriculum, guidelines for medical education, and granting recognition to medical qualifications at the under-graduate and post-graduate levels respectively.

The Medical Assessment and Rating Board: The Board will have the power to levy monetary penalties on institutions which fail to maintain the minimum standards as laid down by the UGMEB and the PGMEB. It will also grant permissions for establishing new medical colleges, starting postgraduate courses, and increasing the number of seats in a medical college.

The Ethics and Medical Registration Board: This Board will maintain a National Register of all the licensed medical practitioners in the country, and also regulate professional and medical conduct. Only those included in the Register will be allowed to practice as doctors. The Board will also maintain a register of all licensed community health providers in the country.

SWMU Notice about Online Classes

Due to the spread of the COVID-19, Southwest Medical University published a notice regarding conducting online classes for the students. Please read the full notice and refer to the schedule provided by the University below.

Official Announcement from Dali University

  1. The start time of the 2020 spring semester The opening of upcoming spring semester will be postponed after March 1, 2020, and the exact date is NOT determined and will be announced according to the epidemic prevention and control situation and the relevant requirements of the government department. The exact date of opening will be announced two weeks in advance separately. All international students of Dali University abroad now are NOT allowed to travel back to campus before receiving the official notice of the University.
  2. Teaching Arrangements of International Undergraduates The teaching arrangements of international undergraduate students should follow the Announcement issued by the Teaching Affairs Office of the University. All the international students are encouraged to make full use of all kinds of online education resources, including the online teaching platform of the Ministry of Education, China and the online courses offered by the University’s partner, Saraswati Online.Com.
  3. Teaching Arrangements of International Postgraduates The teaching arrangements of postgraduates should follow the Announcement issued by the Postgraduates Affairs Office of the University. The University requires the supervisors of postgraduates actively carry out online and offline “one-to-one” teaching and learning.
  4. The Admission of International Students The admission of all kinds of international students in spring semester shall be conducted in accordance with the relevant policies of the Ministry of Education, China, China Scholarship Council and the Provincial Department of Education, Yunnan Province.

For more details and upcoming information, please continue to follow up the official WeChat accounts “大理大学”(Dali University) and “留学理大” (Study at Dali University).

Education and Service Center for International Students
Dali University
February 24, 2020

First MBBS Doctors’ Alumni Meet at Hyderabad


SaraswatiOniine.Com organized an Alumni meet for the MBBS doctors who graduated International MBBS Program at P. R. China through Saraswati 0nline.Com. The event took place on 31st May, 2019 from 07:00 pm onwards at Hotel Daspalla, Hyderabad Rd Number 37, C8! Colony, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad-33.

The purpose of the alumni association of SaraswatiOnline.Com is to provide a platform to the alumni doctors for rendering socially useful healthcare services to the underprivileged sections particularly and the society at large. The doctors are already individually connected to many socially beneficial services and this association will further enable them to promote their cause.

The program was presided over by Dr. Partha Sarathi Ganguli, Chief Mentor, Saraswati Online.Com and was attended by alumni students of SarawatiOnline.Com, who are now well placed in the healthcare sector around the country, many have also completed their master degree.

Alumni members included Dr. Pavan Kumar Myeni, alumni of Southwest Medical University who has completed his master degree in Anesthesiology and is currently working as a Consultant at Pace Hospital, Hyderbad. Dr .Sandeep Kumar Mucherla also an alumni of Southwest Medical University who also completed his master degree in  Anesthesiology and is working at Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad, Dr . Vemuri Gopala Krishna, alumni of Southwest Medical University, working as IPDRG at Auditor Primara Medical Techonology, Madhapura. The list also included alumni from Dali University including Dr . K . Hari Kumar, who completed his Masters in Pharamacology, and is working as Medical Advisor at Critical Research Organization, Hyderabad, Dr . Issac .T working as Duty Doctor at Shenoi Hospital, Secunderbad, Dr . Mahesh Mareddy who completed his Masters in Emergency Medicine, working as Consultant in Emergency Medicine at OEN Hospital, Hyderabad, and Dr . Pavan Kumar Kanchupadu, Diploma in Emergency Medicine, working as an Emergency Physician at Narayana Multi-Speciality Hospital, Hyderabad.


Renowned doctors and personnel from the healthcare sector including Dr. Vithal Rao ,Consultant Ophthalmologist, who is also a parent of a present student of SaraswatiOnline.Com, Dr. Sudhakar Reddy K, HOD & Consultant department of emergency medicine, Max Cure Hospitals, President SEMI Telangana and CEO-VHR Educational Society, Dr. Vakati Sreedhar Managing Director, Remedies Labs and Dr.G.Rajasekhar, Managing Director Sriroop Cosmetic Surgery and CosmetoIogy Center attended the program. The meet was also attended by Ms. Vanita Ganguli, CEO, Saraswati Online.Com and Dr. Uttam Udayan, Vice Dean Medical Education Department, Saraswati Online.Com.

Seeing the involvement of the alumni members in Emergency Medicine, the Chief Mentor at the Meet suggested to explore the possibilities of starting a Mobile Emergency healthcare Unit and the alumni association of SaraswatiOnline.Com will be responsible for the services and will receive full support from SaraswatiOnline.Com in association with renowned hospitals which offer similar services in their respective areas.

First MBBS Doctors’ Alumni Meet at Trichy, Tamilnadu and Felicitation Ceremony for FMGE cleared Doctors in 1st Attempt


SaraswatiOnline.Com organized its first Alumni Award meet of MBBS Doctors and Felicitation Ceremony for FMGE cleared Doctors in 1st at Trichy, Tamil Nadu on 28th April, 2019. The meet was presided over by Dr. Partha Sarathi Ganguli, Chief Mentor, SaraswatiOnline.Com. Alumni students attended the meet and were very happy to be a part of such a programme. An Alumni association of Trichy Chapter was also formed on the day. The ad hoc committee includes:

  • Dr. Murgesan Mohan – President
  • Dr. Raheem. S – Secretary
  • Dr. T Keerthana – Treasurer
  • Dr. Uttam Udayan – Mentor
  • Dr. Partha Sarathi Ganguli – Chief Mentor.

Distinguished guests who attended the meet are as follows:

  • Dr. V.J Senthil, M.S.(Orhto), Managing Director, G.V.N Hospital, Trichy
  • Dr. M. Shakti Yathev, M.D (RUS), M.S (Orhto)MOS, MBA- CEO, G.V.N Hospital, Trihcy
  • Dr. R. Govindarajan, M.S, M.Ch(URO), Managing Director, Jayam Multispeciality Hospital, Trichy
  • Dr. P. Padmapriya, MD, DGO, Jayram Multispecialty Hospital,Trichy
  • Dr. Sr. Jacquline Mary, Medical Superintendent, Child Jesus Hospital, Trichy
  • Dr. K.K Salim, Managing Director & Diabetologist, Team Specialty Hospital, Pudukkottai
  • Dr. A. Saravanan, M.S(Ortho), ABC Hospital, Trichy
  • Mr. A. Hafis Basha, Executive Director, Business Network International, Trichy
  • Mr. LNSP Ravi Ramasamy, Launch Director, Business Network International, Trichy
  • Mr. M. Ramanathan, Kosmo Furniture, Muthulakshm


Jinan University Fresher Ceremony 2019

On the Eve of 22nd March 2019, JINAN University organised the Welcome Ceremony for the 2018 MBBS Batch. The Welcome Ceremony was divided into 2 parts- PART 1 and PART 2.
The schedule of events was as follows-

Host: Prof. Wu Xiyang
1. Speech by Prof. Deng Yongzhong
2. Speech by Ms. Priya Hemprakash
3. Speech by MBBS senior representative Tauseef Jawed
4. Speech by MBBS first year representative Surbhi Tyagi
5. White Coat Ceremony
6. Medical Student Oath
7. Group Photo (2018 MBBS and Teachers)

Host: Shamali and Jayee
1. JHAKKAS BANGALI- A dance by the students of 2017 MBBS batch who are from Bangladesh
2. THE LANISTERS- A singing performance by 2017 students Rohan and Jayee.
3. INCREDIBLE INDIA- A dance performance by students from 2014, 2015 and 2018 batch.
4. PENPALS- A poetry by students of 2017 batch.
5. HOPSCOTHCHER- A dance performance by students of 2018 batch.
6. PRETTY POISON- A dance performance by students of 2013, 2016 and 2017 batch.