Talk:Medical college in India

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Having a separate article for Medical College[edit]

It is still unclear to me in what sense Medical Colleges differ from medical schools in other countries. Is it just the name? Why can't we merge most of this stuff on medical school? JFW | T@lk 08:58, 23 November 2005 (UTC)

The only distinction appears to be that medical schools in India are stand-alone and also offer paramedical couses. That should not be the reason for this fork. JFW | T@lk 09:19, 23 November 2005 (UTC)

I am afraid that your argument is not valid. Will you merge both College and School, just because they offer Education. Please note that Wikipedia is not limited to America Alone. Please understand the different structures in other countries. Doctor Bruno 17:18, 16 March 2006 (UTC)

As far as India is Concerned, the term Medical School is a NON ENTITY and a misnormer.Doctor Bruno 17:18, 16 March 2006 (UTC)
In India, a medical college, which prepared its students for a degree in medicine (MB BS) used to be quite distinct from a medical school, which had lower entry requirements and/or fees and a shorter course leading to a licence/licentiate qualification (LMS or LMP). Both kinds of physician were addressed as "doctor" by the general public, but no Indian medical graduate would say he had gone to a "medical school." NRPanikker 09:38, 23 September 2007 (UTC)

The concept of a "medical school" in India is NOT present now because it is called a "medical college" which is more superior since the entry requirements are higher. India had (in the past) medical schools which became upgraded as medical colleges. So a medical school becomes a medical college after they are upgraded in various aspects. E.g.: Madras Medical College started as a medical school (granting LMP and LMS, which are licensure qualifications) and was later upgraded to a college status (granting MBBS). The world cannot blindly follow American habits. Perhaps this discussion could be included in the article too!
Mind Swapper (talk) 14:09, 8 May 2008 (UTC)


Can you please justify your ranking in the following order

4. Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), Delhi (State Govt.) 5. Banares Hindu University (Govt.) 6. Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore (Minority - Pvt) Doctor Bruno 17:03, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

ranking of medical colleges?????[edit]

In the current article on medical colleges of India, what is the basis of the ranking? There is no such information on the website of the Medical Council of India. Please provide citation.

Yeah, the website does not describe on what basis the ranking was done! The criteria are not strictly defined. Besides, they aren't official ranking done by official people.
Mind Swapper (talk) 14:17, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

Rankings ,Style[edit]

I really think that this entire section (Rankings) should be removed . The only rankings come form unofficial annual surveys in news magazines (India Today, Outlook, etc). As far as I know, there aren't any official government rankings.

Another problem is that most of the article is in second-person. [Wikipedia:Manual of Stlye:Usage and Spelling ] It has to be completely rewritten .

There are also several POV problems, and unsubstantiated claims such as:

"Lab tests are just for confirmations and only when very essential. In western countries, clinicians rely more on lab tests, while Indian clinicians rely more upon the clinical methods using lab tests only for confirmation of their provisional diagnosis (suspected disease)"

The Higher Secondary School Syllabi in India are considered to be one of the hardest and most advanced in the world.

--Sound of silence 10:45, 13 January 2007 (UTC)