Medical College Director Interview: Make competency-based curriculum choices, says King George’s Medical University VC
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Prof. Ravi Kant, Vice Chancellor of Lucknow’s King George’s Medical University in an interview with Careers360 speaks on shortfalls in India’s medical education. In the interview, the medical university VC shares his mind over stem cell research in India. He, in the interview, also talks about the changes in medical education in the last four decades.

Read this interview to know what Prof. Ravi Kant shares on improving access to medical education in the east and west besides improving quality medical research in India.

Careers360: What changes are needed in India’s medical education curriculum?
Prof. Ravi Kant: Curriculum of medical education should be choice-based and competency-based. It has to be segregated as must know, should know, and may know. Formative and summative assessment and multi-assessment modalities to be used as Workplace Based Assessment: Clinical Evaluation Exercise (CEX), Curriculum-based assessment (CBA), Procedure-based Assessment (PBA), Portfolio, multisource feedback and there should be one eligibility through written MCQ-based exam.

Careers360: How do you look at the trend of stem cell research?
Prof. Ravi Kant: Stem cell research in India is at a preliminary stage and no clinical research is being done. It has been funded extensively but only for establishment of infrastructure and may be for harvesting, culture and isolation of stem cell. No breakthrough study has emerged from this elaborate funding. However, if this facility is put to use for clinical research, maybe some significant outcome is expected.

Careers360: How has medical education changed in the last four decades?
Prof. Ravi Kant: What has not changed: Curriculum, self-directed learning
What has changed for good: e-learning, use of e-resources, different modes of teaching being used, more number of students taking medical education, improved infrastructure for medical education.

What has changed for worse: Medical ethics, professionalism, teacher quality compromised, teacher- student ratio decreased, increased distractions that are easily available to students, substandard education delivery.

What can be done better: Curriculum enrichment, Academic flexibility, Holistic approach to treatment through integrated teaching, horizontally and vertically


Careers360: What training do students need so that they are more empathetic?
Prof. Ravi Kant: Soft skills like communication, interpersonal skills, professionalism, behaviour attitude and ethics in care of patients are needed to make them more sensitive.


Careers360: How do we improve access to medical education in east and west?
Prof. Ravi Kant: Formation of provisions for stringent licensing/exit, increase of seats in existing medical colleges are ways. There should be transparency in quality of medical education provided by an institute and should be available to society, reducing corruption, provincial medical health services can be upgraded to act as centers for medical education, PPP models can also be set up.


Careers360: How to improve quality of research in medical colleges in India?
Prof. Ravi Kant: Quality of teaching and research can be improved through various ways like mandatory regular faculty recharge programmes, desirable qualification for micro and macro teaching, moral self-policing, international faculty exchange programs, better Infrastructure, training for conducting good research to the faculty members and performance-linked incentives to good researchers, publications, innovations.


Careers360: Should coaching be encouraged?
Prof. Ravi Kant: No. Coaching should be avoided as it is commercializing education. Adequate weightage should be given to 10+2 marks. The next entry-level preparation should be available before the prior exit level. Entrance tests should be based on the 10+2 syllabus, so that they can be cleared even without undertaking special coaching.


Coaching should be avoided as it is commercializing education. Adequate weightage should be given to 10+2 marks. The next entry-level preparation should be available before the exit level. Entrances should be based on 10+2 syllabus so that they can be cleared without coaching


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sir mbbs ki full fees kitni hai.

Diksha gupta 25th Sep, 2019


King George medical college is a government college so its fees is not high. For first year its fees is around rs 51,000  for a general category students. 50% waver is given for students who have SC/ST/OBC reservation.

Every year the fees varies. In order to know more about college you can refer to following link-

I hope this helps.


fee structure of kgmu for mbbs

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 22nd Sep, 2019
Kings George Medical University (KGMU)is one of the renowned Medical Institutes in Northern India.
Fees is very less compared to private Medical colleges.
The total fee for 5 years MBBS course is around Rs. 2.1 lakhs. The fees is included hostel fees, library fees, examination fees, extracurriculum fees, tution fee, electricity charge.
For first year, the fee is higher than rest 4 years. For first year, the fee is Rs. 53600. And Rs. 38500 for 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th year.

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Papeya Dubey Student Expert 19th Sep, 2019


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CT Tecnitian Course And Fees in KGMU And Entries System

Ankhi Banerjee 18th Sep, 2019


CT tecnician course is available in KGMU.

For pursuing diploma in CT tecnician course, ypu will have to pay a total fee of Rs. 73000 while during 2nd year the fee is around Rs. 63500. You can get a break down of the fees structure from the link below.


What are timings of kgmu ??? is Saturday working day there??? reply please

Diksha gupta 16th Sep, 2019


King George medical university is open all days except on Sunday. The other days when its closed are 26the January(republic day), 15th august(independence day) and on Holi.

The timings are 9:00 am to 12 in noon for OPD.

In order to know further details regarding timings you can visit official website, link is provided below-

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