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MCI aims to raise quality of Medical Colleges

The Medical Council of India (MCI) has decided to assess and grade their colleges. A student will now be able to make a tough call on whether to sign up at JIPMER, Puducherry, Christian Medical College, Vellore, or at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

While taking admissions to any medical college medical aspirants across India goes for those public colleges which offers the MBBS degree at throw-away rates. This makes their first preference followed by the private colleges where education is expensive.The MCI's vision document 2015 indicates raising the bar for Indian health-care to match the global standards by improving quality of medical institutes.

So far, the medical council has been a college-recognizing and doctor-licencing body. But, now, the council wants to improve the quality of medical colleges spread across India. Untill now, the council had been looking at the faculty strength, infrastructure to decide the grade of the Colleges.The Vision-2015 aims to improve quality medical education programmes. The document aims at evolving strategies for the road ahead in an ever-expanding medical education sector that has not been able to focus on quality.

The council is taking inputs from the NAAC and the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers on the quality processes they need to develop.So, from the quality of the curriculum to the patient inflow, from adopting new technology in teaching-
learning to the quality of research carried out, the assessment process will consider all that before a college is graded.

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