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The MCI was functioning under the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956, which now stands repealed and has been replaced by the NMC Act that came into being on August 8, 2019.
“Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 (102 of 1956) is hereby repealed with effect from September 25.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.
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.
Jinan University has published the following notices and Manual for attending Online classes organized by them. To know full details, kindly read the notices and manual carefully.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
February 24, 2020
Southern Medical University has published a notice regarding conducting Online Classes from 2nd of March, 2020. The class schedule of each batch ( 2015,2016,2017,2018 & 2019) is also mentioned. The manual of the software to be used is also provided. Kindly go through all the attachments for complete details.
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.
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
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.
Dr. Soujanya Konatala
"I have achieved my dream of becoming a doctor has all been made possible only because of the opportunity given by Southern Medical University , guidance of SOLC from the beginning to till date and constant support of my family. I can undoubtedly say that choosing SOLC and SMU was the best decision I ever made. SMU has given me extremely supportive environment not only academically but also in developing my personality and skills during the years of my medical education and made my journey very memorable. Along with the honourable MBBS Degree I have also earned great memories and friends for lifetime. Overall my experience with SOLC is very much satisfactory. I am so grateful for this life changing opportunity given by SMU and SOLC. I will cherish all the time spent in SMU."
Alumni of Southern Medical University, MBBS-2013 Batch
Dr. Suhotra Chatterjee
"It’s a great honour for me to a part of Southern Medical University, Guangzhou; former First Military Medical University of China. I would like to thank Saraswationline.com for giving me this opportunity to study in such a prestigious University. Landing up in a different country with entirely different culture and language(Chinesebeing a tough language to learn), it is always tough to survive. But SOLCIL has made it much easier from organising orientation programmes in India, guiding through educational and official bureaucracies throughout 5 years in China, till graduation!SOLCIL has always come up with unique solutions whenever we were in official troubles.
SMU was my second home for the entire 5 years, even today I get nostalgic remembering such a world class educational institution, our teaching building, huge library, hostel, friends, cherish every good moments we spent, such a beautiful college life altogether!Living in a different country helped me to gain huge experience both professionally and personally. I am honoured to be a part of this noble profession. "
Alumni of Southern Medical University, MBBS-2013 Batch
Dr. Shimanthini Ghosh
"I joined southern medical University in the winter of 2011. From then ,till the summer of 2016, I had the best period of my life.i have learnt from the most talented professors, researchers and also from the country and it's people. China has been a life changing decision for me and SOLC was a big help in that decision. SMU had a world class hospital and a wonderful campus,filled with memories in every corner of it. I have gained the confidence of managing a household alone to managing an entire emergency department alone,after staying in China for 5 years. Now when I am applying to other universities in different parts of the world, I realized what a big help SOLC was in getting admission in China. Thanks a lot SOLC and SMU.
I am working as a JR in the department of emergency medicine in ESIC medical college and hospital,joka, kolkata."
Alumni of SMU University, 2011 Batch
Dr. Jayakrishnan S
Internship in “Dali bai autonomous prefecture people's hospital”.
"Dali medical university has provided an extremely supportive environment for me during the years of my medical education. I believe their support and commitment to high quality medical education has played an integral role in my development and progress as a doctor. I consider myself privileged to have had the opportunity to study in Dali medical university. I am deeply thankful to Saraswationline.com for making it possible for me. I was a part of 2011 medical batch. Although going to China seemed a little frightening initially, it was a conscious and a calculated decision for me. Whatever doubts i had were squashed soon after getting to Dali University, helped by the carefree, inviting and fun loving attitude of Chinese along with the assurance from Saraswationline.com. Living in Dali was an amazing experience, with its natural beauty, environment and Chinese foods. The basic science curriculum is designed for students to ace their respective country's medical licensing examination. For me the syllabus design was very helpful that I cracked FMGE / MCI screening test soon after my final year. All the professors are very enthusiastic about their field and are willing to help the students at all times. Dali university has also provided some of the best indian faculties to teach various medical subjects and they were all my personal mentors too. They have motivated and inspired me to strive for my passion and future. I am enjoying my time at Dali university and already I owe a great debt to this college that made this opportunity possible for me. I would strongly encourage students to consider dali university to pursue your carrier in medicine. "
Alumni Of Dali University, 2011 Batch
Dr. Shayan Sinha Mahapatra
MBBS ,M.D, ECFMG certified
Research scholar – endocrinology and metabolism, Academic mentor for USMLE guidance
"My five and halfyears in the Medical College Of Nanchang Universityat China were among the best years of my life. My college has been instrumental in nurturing me through the rigorous course of medicine which not only made me successful professionally but also making me a good human being.
It was not until I met saraswati online.com that I began the journey towards understanding how my dream of becoming a doctor can be converted to reality. I am thankful each member who have been part of this journey, without your constant support it would not have been possible for today where I am. "
Medical College of Nanchang University, 2006 batch
Dr. Aishwarya Sangeria
"Well we all know how expensive education can get in India. Not having that kind of money or grades for that matter but one non negotiable dream, I was struggling quite a lot. In 2014, I came across this excellent education service provider, Saraswati Online. Com. They are very well organised, counsellors guide you all the way to make your enrolling process smooth. They’re very professional yet supportive and humble group. Saraswati Online provided me with this opportunity to achieve my beautiful dream of becoming a doctor. And that’s just not it, they provided me with a coordinator who helped me throughout my medical journey. Maxson sir, a coordinator in Dali University is like a guardian to all the students of our University. Saraswati Online changed my Can’ts into Cans and my dreams into plans!"
Alumni of Southwest Medical University, P.R. China, Class of 2011