Medical College Director Interview: India’s medical education system is waning, says PMCH Principal

Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), Principal, Prof. S.N. Sinha in conversation with Careers360 shares his insights on India’s current medical education scenario. During this interactive conversation, Prof. Sinha advised to introduce a residency programme in medical education.


Read below expert insights of the PMCH Principal.

Careers360: How is India’s current medical education scenario?
Prof. S.N. Sinha: India’s current medical education scenario is in a very bad shape. Bookish knowledge and mechanical dependency has increased in medical education. There is a lack of clinical sense in medical graduates. They all depend on investigations.


Careers360: What are the possible reasons behind such a scenario?
Prof. S.N. Sinha: This is due to lack of exposure of clinical work in hospitals after graduation. They do not take interest in the hospital work during internship period. They are engaged in the preparation for PG admission, resulting in lack of clinical activities and knowledge and have only bookish knowledge.


Careers360: What advice would you to give for improving the scenario? Please elaborate.
Prof. S.N. Sinha: It is advisable to introduce a residency programme in medical education before appearing for the PG examination. Residency should be divided into two parts; first in the hospital and second in the Primary Health Centre. The duration should be of two years and then a certificate of medical graduation can be issued. During these training period there should be CME Programme followed by Evaluation & Accreditation by a CME-conducting board. In the hospital postgraduate residency should be awarded according to the points awarded in the clinical as well as marks obtained in competitive examination.


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what is the neet cutoff for sc/st in 2019

Arpita Mandal 22nd Nov, 2019


NEET 2019 cutoff was increased by 15 marks for each category. The minimum score required for SC/ST candidates was 40th percentile which is equal to 133-107 marks.

Thank you!


Hello sir Iam PH student how many score in neet for general category for PMCH Patna 70% disability please sir

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 31st Oct, 2019

Dear Praful, PWD is not a vertical reservation. It is a reservation given within your Category. For example lets say if you belong to General Categor, you will be eligible for General Category - PWD reservation. But you do not get separate reservation. In 2019, Bihar had one of the highest cut offs for its State MBBS seats. Irrespective of your Category, you should aim for atleast 600 for a seat in Patna Medical College. Now this is based on 2019 cut offs. But cut offs change every year depending on various factors such as no.of Candidates appearing for the exam, no.of Candidates qualified, top NEET score and difficulty of the exam. The cut offs might decrease with increase in the no.of availability of seats. Considering all these factors, 600 should be an ideal score.


cut off marks of this college for neet ug

Era Madaria 20th Sep, 2019
Hi Student

The cut off for Patna Medical College is

  • GEN - 552
  • SC - 445
  • ST - 460

This is the cut off of 2018 and might increase in coming years depending on the number of applicants and difficulty of neet paper.

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Which college is better for mbbs pmch patna or igims patna?

Kambampati Rohith Student Expert 23rd Jul, 2019

After going through student reviews, I learned igims is much better than pmch. In general, students don't choose igims because of its high fee. The internship stipend is good here which somewhat compensates for the high fee. The students say, the college has great faculty.
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Good Luck! 


which college should i join R.G kar kolkata or Patna medical college?

Ayshi Ghosh Student Expert 13th Jul, 2019

Hello aspirant,

Patna medical college has been ranked higher than the RG Kar, Kolkata. PMC is ranked 42 among the top medical colleges in and RG Kar is ranked 68 among the same. The fee p.a. is 28,000in PMC and 54,000 in RGK Medical college. PMC also has lower closing ranks. So I will suggest PMC. Good luck!

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