ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Pradeep Kumar ChoudhurySubscribe to Pradeep Kumar Choudhury

NEET for Medical Education: Finding a Balance

The Supreme Court has paved the way to hold the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test, a common entrance test for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate medical courses, from the 2016-17 academic year. It had earlier declared this test to be unconstitutional. This article critically looks at some of the important points of contention raised by various stakeholders associated with it.

Role of Private Sector in Medical Education and Human Resource Development for Health in India

This paper examines the growth and regional spread of medical education in India, particularly in the private sector. An important feature of the considerable growth of medical education, especially after the 1990s, has been the setting up of numerous private medical colleges in the country. Interestingly, this growth has occurred primarily in the more developed states with better health outcomes, while the low-income states with poor health indicators have lagged behind. This unequal distribution of medical colleges has had an impact on the availability of medical services and has resulted in regional differences in access to doctors in the country.
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