Nationwide protest to equalise UG and PG seats

DATE: 26TH AUGUST 2013

Medical students across the country are united in protest against the massive disparity in seats at the Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. Their demand is to equalise the number of seats at both levels. And, as protests intensify, the question is: will their demands for a better education system be addressed?

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Students Hold Candle March in Jaipur

DATE: 17TH AUGUST 2013

Medical students in state have demanded an increase in seats for specialists and super-specialists in medical education. A candle march by medical students across Rajasthan was organized on Saturday to highlight the issue. The four kilometre candlelight march started at SMS Medical College, Jaipur and ended at Statue Circle Jaipur which was part of the nationwide movement 'Save the Doctor'.

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Protest at Jantar Mantar

DATE: 8TH AUGUST 2013

In an overwhelming response, hundreds of doctors and medical students on Thursday took part in a demonstration at Jantar Mantar here to protest against the recent amendment in the Postgraduate Medical Education Regulations of the Medical Council of India (MCI) which makes one year rural posting in a primary health centre (PHC) mandatory for becoming eligible to take admission in a PG course.

The students demanded that the rural posting should be made voluntary and should not be an eligibility criterion for applying for PG courses.

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Protest against compulsory posting in rural areas [MAMC to Rajghat]

DATE: 18TH JULY 2013

Doctors across the country extended their support to a peaceful protest organised by the Delhi Medical Association (DMA) against what they claim to be an "illegal and irrational decision by a nominated ad hoc MCI which is forcing a compulsory posting of one year in villages for every young medical graduate in the country".

The protest march, which was held from Maulana Azad Medical College to Rajghat on Thursday 18th July 2013, saw the participation of senior doctors and young medical graduates.

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