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MBBS students to learn Language, Yoga; KGMU plans new Choice Based Credit system

MBBS students to learn Language, Yoga; KGMU plans new Choice Based Credit system

Lucknow: The newly designed ‘Choice Based Credit system’(CBCS), introduced by the King George’s University,(KGMU), will see its  undergraduate (UG) students studying’ Language and Yoga’. Having taken 2 years to reach completion the university has finally finally given shape to its version of the CBCS, keeping in mind the 1500 students that take up MBBS and BDS courses at the university. The new design is going to be forwarded to the Medical Council of India(MCI),  for approval with the hope that the new subjects would find introduction in the coming academic session.

Besides this, the curriculum has been divided into different modules and subjects put in the category of ‘essential, elective and optional’. The students have further been provided with an additional choice within their internship.

The design puts the compulsory subjects in the essential category, while the elective category gives the students the freedom to appear for them, either in the first or second year. Finally the optional category will contain the extra curricular subjects like Language or Yoga.

“There are dedicated credit hours for each module and every module will have a test.The pattern is ready and will be take it up with the MCI to begin CBCS from next academic session onwards,” confirmed prof Divya Mehrotra, Vice Dean of the dental faculty and planning in-charge for the project.

Speaking about the element of choice offered in the internship, Prof. Mehrotra told the TOI,  “If a student wants to go in for a particular in their post graduation, they will be free to intern in that department keeping in mind the future choice. This will be quite beneficial to students and will prepare them well for their choices.”

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    Murar Yeolekar April 21, 2017, 7:07 pm

    CBCS merits due consideration. It is increasingly realised that medical students are rather poorly exposed to humanities, social sciences ; the quality of social communication with patients / attendants may be ineffective and the resulting misunderstandings / frictions are being witnessed on a frequent basis. Yoga helps building physical stamina and establish mental equipoise. The efforts are commendable and the Council should scrutinise and even make wider applicable recommendation. Dr ME Yeolekar. Mumbai