MCI asks medical colleges to update their websites with students’ feedbacks

The upgradation that has been the need of the hour for education has been very well understood by the Medical Council of India who has written a letter to all the medical colleges directing them to update their websites. The directives have been given so that the students’ feedback could be sought on the website to ascertain the ways these colleges are functioning. The updates in their websites have been asked to be done within the first week of the month and the data that is asked to be incorporated should comprise the score in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and fees charged by the college.

The past few months have witnessed a low in educational aspects as instances that have erupted across many states would only alleviate one’s trust in the education system. The undisciplined scenarios have only proven that even the so-called supervisors of education have brought their work in such position that one only gets to hear the worst out of it. From news of deceiving toppers to bribes for seats, not a single taint is left on education that has been unheard of. Therefore, such move would only ensure a proper discipline over the institutions, especially that of medical.  In the demand of student information, their attendance and their performance have also been demanded.

“As part of a 360-degree evaluation, students’ feedback, as regards regularity in teaching, practical demonstration, hands-on-training, infrastructure facilities should be included,” the MCI letter said, quoting directions from the Oversight Committee mandated by the Supreme Court to oversee functioning of MCI. The oversight committee, by Supreme Court, comprised Chief Justice of India with, renowned liver specialist and Director of Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences Dr Shiv Sareen and former CAG Vinod Rai. “All policy decisions of the MCI will require approval of the Oversight Committee. The Committee will be free to issue appropriate remedial directions,” the order said.

If the attendance would not be made electronically, then the assessors would have problem while carrying the inspection. A comprehensive detail has been asked by these medical colleges regarding the attendance and monthly teaching schedule as per the MCI order. The committee has appended the entire responsibility to the ministry if the college admits students without uploading the data on its website. “It may please be noted that Oversight Committee would not, in any manner, be responsible for allowing admissions of students in such cases without the Health Ministry keeping admissions in abeyance after verification as already directed by OC,” the secretary to the committee said.

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