Government School Students in Puducherry to Receive 10% Reservation in Medical Education

  • This decision has garnered praise from Chief Minister N Rangasamy and Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan

In a recent development from Puducherry, the Union Home Ministry has granted its approval for a significant change in medical education. Puducherry’s proposal to implement a 10 per cent horizontal reservation for students who have completed their schooling in government higher secondary schools has been approved.

This policy, which is now in immediate effect, is poised to benefit those students who have not only successfully passed the NEET examination but have also completed their educational journey starting from the first standard within government schools.

This decision has garnered praise from Chief Minister N Rangasamy and Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan. Both dignitaries have issued separate press releases, expressing their gratitude to the Central government for endorsing the proposal presented by the territorial government.

Meanwhile, in Pune, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was inked on September 5th between the Department of Biotechnology under the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS).

The primary objective of this agreement is to foster research collaborations and advance scientific cooperation between these entities. Furthermore, the MoU encompasses provisions for faculty exchange programs, aimed at promoting mutual knowledge sharing.

This collaborative effort is directed towards driving innovative research in areas like genomics, which hold implications for lifestyle diseases and emerging ailments such as malignant cancer.

The signing ceremony unfolded at the premises of the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) in the gracious presence of Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science & Technology, Jitendra Singh.

Furthermore, in the course of the event, Singh inaugurated the Association of Physicians of India (API) chapter of AFMC, Pune. Additionally, he marked the commencement of the first annual conference of API-AFMS Continuing Medical Education (CME), centered around the theme of “emerging trends in the practice of medicine.” This event was part of the AFMC’s platinum jubilee celebrations, signifying a significant milestone in medical education and research.

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