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Notice to Health ministry, MCI on plea to declare Dr MGR Medical University courses illegal


Notice to Health ministry, MCI on plea to declare Dr MGR Medical University courses illegal

Chennai: The Madras High Court issued notice to the secretary, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on a plea to declare certain courses offered by the Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University here, without the permission of the Centre and the Medical Council of India (MCI), illegal.

Justice S Vaidyanathan also issued notice to the MCI and the university, returnable by the first week of June.

The petitioners alleged that the university is offering various post-graduate degree, diploma courses and fellowship programmes without the prior permission of the Centre and the recognition of qualification by the MCI as per section 11 of the Medical Council of India Act-1956, reports PTI.

In particular, the petitioners demanded that court to prevent the university from offering PG diploma in palliative medicine, MD family medicine course through distance education, one-year fellowship in medical sciences such as HIV medicine, occupational health, clinical immunology, palliative medicine and sexual medicine, reports the Hindu.

Besides this, the Secretary of the association K. Srinivasan, further alleged some other courses as illegal including  two-year courses in medical genetics, critical care medicine, clinical diabetology, ultrasound (obstetrics and gynaecology) or any other PG degree, diploma, certificate or fellowship in medical sciences course for which MBBS degree was the eligibility for admission.

The university conducting or proposing to conduct such courses, either by itself or through colleges affiliated to it or through the distance mode, is illegal, the petitioner association has submitted, seeking a direction to declare such courses invalid.

It has also sought an interim direction to restrain the university from offering such courses.


Source: with inputs
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  1. If reputed universities are not allowed to start innovative essential courses how can we call them as universities?Regarding MCI recognitions it is the duty of the MCI to evaluate the courses and see if they meet the standards.

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    tummalapalli May 3, 2018, 9:47 am

    Time to think the validity of these distance edcuaion courses which are really useful to exploit the innocent patients, our quality of edcauion is so much detoriated even the full time training centeres just very bad in many colleges what of these courses by distance and certainy MCI should ban the PhD degrees given by some private universities a distnce PhD hardly canditate stay jus few days and gets a PhD JUST FOR PROMOTIONS