The clarification comes after the ministry received grievances urging it to exempt students who have already gone abroad from the requirement of qualifying the NEET.
The Health Ministry has clarified that Indian candidates intending to obtain medical qualifications from abroad on or after May 2018 would have to mandatorily qualify the national eligibility-cum-entrance test, NEET.
Thus, students who have already taken admission under current regulations to pursue the primary medical course by taking Eligibility Certificate from MCI are exempted from qualifying NEET.
The Official statement informed that the regulations prescribe that the Indian citizens or Overseas Citizen of India intending to obtain the primary medical qualification from any medical institution outside India, on or after May 2018, shall have to mandatorily qualify the NEET for admission to MBBS course abroad.The decision will be implemented prospectively from May-2018.
The clarification came after the ministry received grievances urging it to exempt students who have already gone abroad from the requirement of qualifying the NEET.
1L Crore for IITs, NITs to Get Them into Global Top 100
Institutes like IITs should find its place in the 100 top global institutes of higher learning, said the Union Minister of State for HRD Shri Satya Pal Singh in his address at the 6th Convocation of IIT Bhubaneswar on March 19, 2018.
This issue, the Minister added, needs multiple attention like international students and faculties presence in Indian institutes, research and innovation at par with the best institutes in the world, physical facilities second to none etc.
Congratulating the 295 graduating students, and their parents and teachers, the Minister said the country is counting on these bright young minds to help in the nation-building for a New India as envisioned by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
India is in the threshold of fourth industrial revolution to be ushered in by advancements in Robotics, Virtual reality, Cloud technology, Big data, Artificial intelligence and other technologies. Shri Singh informed that his Ministry is committed to greater quality and excellence in technical education.
The Ministry has launched Revitalizing Infrastructure Systems in Education (RISE), which aims to provide financial assistance up to Rs 1 Lakh Crore over a period of 4 years to IITs, NITs, IISERs.
The Minister lauded the Research work in IIT Bhubaneswar undertaken on the wide range of topics from fundamentals to applied areas of immense importance specifically utilization of industrial waste for developing environmental friendly geo-polymer concrete using red mud and fly ash which could be useful in making eco-friendly buildings, bridges, roads and other long-lasting physical assets.
In a First, the Indian Air Force Conducts Online Common Admission Test
Towards enhancing the digital India initiative, IAF has brought in Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) a GoI undertaking under Ministry of Electronics and IT for conducting the first ever online Test for Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) and Selection Test for Airmen Recruitment (STAR).
The maiden online AFCAT for selecting officers was planned to be conducted on 25 Feb 18 simultaneously at 536 Centres in 99 cities covering 25 states and 3 Union Territories. C-DAC did the tie-up with various Government and Private Educational Institutions as exam centres.
The exam was successfully conducted at approximately 450 centres across the country. However, due to certain technical problems, the exam at a few centres has been postponed. The candidates of these centres are being intimated through individual SMSs. The exam for the candidates of these centres would be conducted at a later date which would be notified shortly.
NCERT Partners Google to Teach Students Digital Safety
Google and NCERT on February 6 signed a pact to integrate a course on ‘Digital Citizenship and Safety’ in information and communication technology curriculum.
“Internet can be used be phenomenonly in helping us, it has a potential of damaging the social structure and damaging an individual. It is extremely important for us to understand how can we keep ourselves safe,” Union School Education Secretary Anil Swarup said on the occasion.
He further said the safety awareness programme with Google can be scaled by training teachers on latest development that takes place in internet space.
The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has a curriculum on IT and communication technologies embedded in teachers training programme.
The curriculum developed by NCERT in collaboration with Google will be used to train students from class I – class XII across 1.4 million schools in India where they will learn how to become good and responsible digital citizens.
“We have provided NCERT lot of content that was ready with Google, tools and tips about internet use. We also segregated the curriculum into four different area. we have a different set of programme for different age group,” Google India Director, Trust and Safety, Sunita Mohanty said.
The curriculum is spread into four themes – being smart, being safe, being a digital citizen and being future ready.
“This will help a student identify between good content and bad content. In advance classes, we are talking about privacy, device management, intellectual property and reputation management,” Mohanty said.
Google will not charge any fee for the training, she said.
“We are working on the internet for all in India and the purpose of such programme is to create good experience over the internet,” Mohanty said.
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