The proposal was cleared by the state Cabinet, which met in Mumbai. The board will also take decisions on textbooks and their development, guidelines and laying down conditions for admissions, among other issues, official sources said.
Similarly, the Cabinet also decided to approve setting up of an agriculture university at Golewada in Hingoli district in Marathwada region.
Sixty-five posts will be created, incurring a cost of Rs 38.65 crore, at the varsity which will have an in-take capacity of 60 students. The decision will encourage youth from Hingoli district to take up agriculture-related business ventures, Chief Minister's Office said.
The medical education system in Maharashtra is viewed as being stagnant. The respondents emphasized an urgent need for educational reforms, which should include better compensation for teachers, sharing of facilities between government and private medical colleges, and improved efficiency of the Medical Council of India. In the long run, a public-private mix with sharing of resources may be a plausible solution.
About Medical Education in Maharashtra.
Directorate of Medical Education and Research supervises the working of 42 institutions including Medical and Dental Colleges, Teaching Hospitals and Health Units under its purview in order to achieve optimum academic standards. Promotion of research in institutions is encouraging. Despite existing financial constraints, efforts are made to provide maximum facilities required for students' education(Under Graduate, Post Graduate, Super Specialities), hospital services and research.
The Directorate of Medical Education and Research controls and regulates the administration of 11 Government Medical colleges and Hospitals along with Urban & Rural Health centres attached to them. It also regulates 3 Government Dental colleges & Hospitals. The Directorate supervises the Medical Education i.e.Under Graduate, Post Graduate and Super Specialisation. It also co-ordinates the Research activities in Fundamental Research, Applied Research & Operational Research in the Institutions under its control and through Out-reach Services. This enables the Government to improve Health Status of the people in the society.