NEET for post graduate dentalcourses from November 30

“Theexamination will be held as a computer based test and will compriseof 300multiple choice questions from the MBBS curriculum followed at medical collegesin India,” it said. The statement said that it will be a single eligibility cumentrance examination for admission to PG medical courses’ for the academic session2017 and include all India 50% quota seats for MD, MS and PG Diploma coursesfor all states except Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Telangana.

It will also include state quota seats for MD, MS and PG diploma coursesfor all states and UTs including Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Telangana. Recommended By Colombia The NEET for MDS courses (Dental) will also be a computer based test comprising of 240 multiple choice questions.

“NEET-MDS is a single window entrance examination for entry to dental post graduate courses. No other examination either at state level or institutional level entrance examination conducted by dental colleges or institutions shall be valid as per the Dentists Act, 1948 with effect from 2017 admission session,” the statement said.

NEW DELHI: IIMs have been told to expand their intake capacity to double so that more students can be admitted. They have also been asked to explore the possibility of increasing number of doctoral students.

However, there was no discussion on doing away with reservation in faculty appointment. A passing mention was made that social equity principles enshrined in the Constitution be followed. After the meeting of IIM directors/chairperson on Tuesday in Shillong, Javadekar

clarified that as far as reservations are concerned, it is the constitution which provides for it and the government has no plans to make changes in reservations.

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Javadekar said IIMs have been asked to submit plans for expansion of their intake capacity. A senior official said, “Intake will be doubled to nearly 20,000 from current over 9,000 in post-graduate diploma courses. IIM directors have assured the minister that they will soon give their proposal. There is no deadline to achieve double the intake.”

As for expansion of doctoral programme, Javadekar told IIM directors that it will help deal with problems of faculty crunch. He also said better avenues of fellowship will be offered to willing candidates. In the line with the IIT Council decision to award PM’s scholarship for Ph.D scholars, it could be extended to IIMs also. However, final decision in this regard will be taken with Cabinet approval, Javadekar said.

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Also, it was decided that IIMs will participate in a new initiative of government to make 20 world class universities/institutes. Of these 20 world class institutes that the government wishes to build, 10 institutes will be in government sector and 10 in private sector. IIMs will actively participate in creating contents for Swayam which is an information technology platform hosting Open Online Courses and will provide high quality education on various subjects from class IX to

Under Graduate and Post Graduate students  covering all disciplines. Swayam is a free course which can be availed online and shall be a complete channel of new Open Learning system comprising of lectures, reading materials, tutorials, mid exams, final exams and certification.

MANGALURU: India does have ambitions to reach the level of developed nations in education, but it will take at least six generations or 126 years to scale up to the top standard , if the country continues at its present pace in one of the most vital sectors, an ASSOCHAM Paper has said. “Though India has made rapid strides, the yawning gap between the standards of education does not seem to bridge soon as the developed world has not slowed down spending on education”, the paper noted.

It said with India spending mere 3.83% of its Gross Domestic Product on education, it is not sufficient to catch up. The US spends 5.22% of its GDP on education, whereas Germany spends 4.95% and UK 5.72%. “With the GDP base of these developed countries so high, absolute money earmarked for education is huge. For instance size of US GDP will be something like seven times size of Indian GDP. On top of it, its ratio on education on a higher base will be very significant”, said ASSOCHAM secretary general D S Rawat said.

The ASSOCHAM Paper also noted,however, that India has a resource constraint, but then, the country must catchup to reach the levels of spending as recommended by the United Nations, whichwants countries to spend at least 6% of their GDP on education. If India stepsup its resource commitment to education, it can really become a major source oftalent to the rest of the world, given the demographic advantage it has. With315 million students, it has the largest pupil population in the world, besidesbeing the youngest country.

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