EWS quota Only 10 private medical colleges from Telangana State

first_imgHyderabad: Only ten private medical colleges in the State have responded to Medical Council of India’s (MCI) letter to send proposals for additional seats so as to implement the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) quota in MBBS admissions in private institutions from the present academic year ( 2019-20). Barring six minority and three new private colleges, 15 private medical colleges had the opportunity to get additional seats. However, five private institutions have decided to opt out, at least for this year. Also Read – Kids show eco-friendly ways in Mahabubabad Advertise With Us It may be mentioned here that the MCI has dashed off a letter asking all States to send proposals from private medical colleges about additional seats to implement EWS quota by June 29. The reasons being pointed out are some private colleges were not prepared with the last-minute decision of the MCI as it left little time for them to make necessary arrangements. Also Read – Hanamkonda: TDP will hit back strongly Advertise With Us Increased seats mean colleges have to rope in extra faculty and ensure additional facilities to accommodate the extra students. And these will become key factors when MCI comes for inspections. “Although it is being said that three-years would be given after which the MCI would come for inspections, this looks a risky proposition. Some of the private medical colleges have their five-year mandatory inspection scheduled next year. Advertise With Us They are apprehensive that faculty shortfall or something might go against them as officials generally look for faculty requirement on the total number of seats rather than leaving out the newly added seats,” said a joint owner of a private medical college, who did not wish to be named. Also, the additional seats to be granted are only the convener quota seats, whose tuition fee is in the range of Rs 60,000 per year. Compare this with fees collected for management quota seats (between Rs 11 lakh and Rs 24 lakh per year). “For taking such a risk, colleges do not get any financial relief as far as the fee is concerned as all increased seats are convener seats only. Hence, some colleges opted out,” the college owner added. Each private college in the State has a total strength of MBBS seats in the range of 100-200, with most colleges having 150 seats. However, EWS quota is applicable only on convener quota seats, which is 50 per cent in private colleges. The MCI has allocated 25 per cent on a total number of convener seats as additional seats to each government college and private colleges are likely to be extended the same facility. In college having 150 total seats, 75 seats are convener seats. So, 25 percent of this comes to nearly 18 seats. Since 10 private colleges have applied for additional seats, the additional seats in private colleges (to be allotted by MCI ) are likely to be in the range of 150 to 180 seats.last_img read more

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar offers prayers at Tirumala

first_imgTirupati: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar Sunday offered prayers at the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala here. Accompanied by family members, the Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Environment, Forest and Climate Change, arrived here last evening and after an overnight stay on the hills, they visited the shrine this morning, a temple official told. On arrival at the shrine, Javadekar and his wife were accorded a warm reception by top officials along with priests of the shrine, he said. Before leaving the temple, the IB Minister was honoured with a sacred silk cloth, a holy portrait of the presiding diety, and laddu prasadam, he added.last_img

Corporation Bank launches monsoon offer

first_imgGuntur: Corporation Bank Vijayawada Zone DGM and Zonal Head B Srinivasa Setty on Monday launched Monsoon Offer 2019 (Housing and vehicle loans mela) at Lakshmipuram Branch here. He said the bank is offering housing loan at 8.6 per cent interest and vehicle loan at 8.85 per cent interest. He explained other facilities of the bank. Lakshmipuram branch senior manager V Venugopal, Guntur branch chief manager G Srinivas Rao, Arandalpeta senior manager K Anjaneyulu, Vijayawada retail loan centre chief manager A Jyotsna Priyadarshini and Vijayawada marketing senior manager Abdul Raheem Sheik were present.last_img

International conference website launched at SPMVV

first_imgTirupati: The website for the forthcoming Springer International Conference to be held at Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam (SPMVV) here was inaugurated on Thursday. In-charge Vice-Chancellor Prof V Uma has launched the website which will facilitate in sharing entire conference information and participants can be able to register for attending it through this portal. Prof S Jyothi and Prof DM Mamatha from SPMVV along with Dr Syed Rahamathullah from Path Gene Health Care will be the convenors of this conference.last_img

Hyderabad CCMB scientist K Thangaraj awarded JC Bose

first_imgHyderabad (Telangana): Dr K Thangaraj, Chief Scientist at CSIR- Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) was awarded JC Bose Fellowship. He was given the fellowship for his outstanding contributions in the field of population and medical genomics. The news came to light after CCMB rolled out a notification on Saturday. The JC Bose Fellowship is awarded to scientists in recognition for their outstanding performance by the Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, a release said.last_img

Withdrawal of army from JK demanded CPI ML

first_imgGuntur: CPI (ML) New Democracy district secretary Nadendla Brahmmaiah demanded that the Centre withdraw armed forces from Jammu and Kashmir immediately. Opposing abolition of Article 370, CPI (ML) conducted a meeting at Madala Narayana Swamy Bhavan in Guntur on Sunday. Speaking on this occasion, CPI (ML) leader CS Sagar criticised that Prime Minister Modi was ruling more worst than Hitler. He found fault with the Centre for unilaterally abolishing Article 370 in J&K. The government did not take opinion of the people of J&K before abrogating the article, he alleged.last_img