Medical College Director Interview: Much corruption in Indian medical education, says CMC Vellore vice principal
Careers360 interviews Dr. Anna B. Pulimood, Vice Principal at CMC Vellore who shares her insights on special research programmes offered by the college as she spoke on the medical college competing in various aspects including faculty, infrastructure and technology over other private medical institutions in India.
In this interview, Dr. Pulimood also talks about incorporating social relevance into curriculum. Read the full interview to know about collaborative research projects of CMC Vellore with other institutes and in the county and abroad.
Careers360: How is CMC competing?
Dr. Anna B. Pulimood: CMC Vellore is a unique medical college whose graduates are professionally excellent as well as compassionate and highly ethical. We give a lot of importance to being socially relevant, and all our graduates spend two years serving in secondary level hospitals located predominantly in rural India prior to further studies. Being a private institute, we are able to select students who combine academic excellence with a service-minded attitude. We ensure that our college and associated hospital have highly experienced and committed faculty, excellent infrastructure, the latest technology and constantly upgrade our services. Our doctors work as highly specialized teams.
Careers360: How much focus does CMS Vellore give to research?
Dr. Anna B. Pulimood: One of the objectives of CMC is excellence in research and the institution commits significant funds, administrative support and infrastructure towards promoting research among our faculty and students. Apart from specialized centers of research like a stem cell centre, we have the Welcome Trust Research Laboratory in G.I. Sciences and the Basic Science Laboratory, individual departments designated research laboratories. Our libraries provide excellent reference services with over 450 international and 120 national journals. Our faculties today have over 450 national and internationally-funded active grants and published 440 research articles last year in national as well as international journals.
We have a special research programme for medical students that help them get apprenticed to faculty for research projects; the outcome of which is presented in various institutional and external meetings.
Careers360: How are you collaborating with other institutes?
Dr. Anna B. Pulimood: Our faculty works with other institutes in the country and abroad on various collaborative research projects. We also provide specialized referral clinical and laboratory services (reporting of complicated biopsies, electron microscopy services etc.) and an excellent Quality Control Programme for laboratories across the country.
Careers360: How do you incorporate social relevance into curriculum?
Dr. Anna B. Pulimood: We have six community-oriented postings for our students: both in Vellore and in rural hospitals across the country. These postings sensitize our students to the needs of the community and help them learn how to develop solutions for problems in healthcare. All our graduates spend two years serving in secondary-level hospitals located predominantly in rural India, prior to further studies. About two-thirds of our graduates continue to serve the country even for ten years following graduation, which is much higher than in other premier medical institutes.
Careers360: Your expectations from MCI?
Dr. Anna B. Pulimood: There is so much corruption in healthcare and medical education in India today. The MCI has a long overdue responsibility to address these issues and find remedies.
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Questions related to Christian Medical College, Vellore
which college is better for mbbs course, for a south Indian ? madras medical college or Christian medical college vellore.
Both the colleges you have mentioned are extremely good with their level of medical undergraduate education and christian medical college well all is well-known to give hands-on experience with the most of the clinical techniques and also train student sequential in preclinical and paraclinical subjects
Madras medical college is also one of the premier medical colleges in the states and preferred by many students sensor is a government medical college and gives more patient exposed also Christian medical college Vellore also has a big turnover of patients throughout the year but being a private medical college only 15 out of 100 students who admitted in every batch at the MBBS level are general category students
the entrance is definitely tougher for Christian medical college Vellore and if you qualify in it I would advise you to try for it but talking practically it is much easier to secure a chance into Madras medical college via Neet
what about self finansing mbbs seat in vellore medical college
Tamil Nadu health department has accorded a special status to Christian Medical College Vellore in the MBBS admission process for the upcoming academic year
Besides marking the 100 MBBS seats in the college as a special category, the prospectus has said that “the allotment of MBBS seats at CMC
is according to the rules and regulation of CMC”. Counselling for all other self-financing colleges affiliated to the state medical university is done under single window counselling. The colleges surrender about 35-50% of the seats for admission under government quota and the students are admitted to the remaining seats under management quota. The state follows NEET-based rank list and applies 69% reservation. CMC has been exempted from the process this year.
HOPE THIS WILL BE HELPFUL.
I have scored 529 marks in neet 2020. Do I have a chance in general seats in CMC Vellore? Also, will I get a govt. or self financing mbbs seat in Kerala? ( domicile: kerala category : muslim unreserved)
As per last years cutoff to get seat in Vellore medical college general category candidate was needed 521 score in NEET so considering your score there are chances of yours to get Vellore medical college.
Secondly your score are good enough to get semi government medical college in Kerala through state level quota. To get government medical college in Kerala general category candidate must score atleast 550 and above in NEET.
Some of the self financing colleges which you can expect with your score in Kerala as per last years cutoff are:
1.Pariyaram medical college, Pariyaram
2.Amala Institute of medical science, Amalanagar
3.MES Academy of medical science, Malaparamba
4.Travancore medical college, Kollam
Hope you got your answer.
which is the best college for UG Maulana Azad Medical College or Christian Medical College Vellore?
Hello Dear Student,
Both are Good Medical Colleges.
According to NIRF Ranking 2020 by MHRD, CMC Vellore Ranked on number 2 in the Country while Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi Ranked on number 17 in the Country.
CMC Vellore is a Christian Minority Institution and it is run by a Trust and it is affiliated to Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai. CMC Vellore has Good Academics but it is not alloted by MCC Counselling, you have to register Separately with CMC for Admission.
Maulana Azad Medical College is most preferred Medical College in NEET-UG Counselling, MAMC is affiliated to University of Delhi and it has good academics and proven result in NEET-PG. Securing Medical College in Delhi comes with some good perks like Most of the Good Coaching Institutes for NEET-PG entrance are located in Delhi.
To know more about MAMC Delhi, Please visit on this link: https://www.careers360.com/colleges/maulana-azad-medical-college-new-delhi
To know more about CMC Vellore, Please visit on this link: https://www.careers360.com/colleges/christian-medical-college-vellore
Use Careers360 NEET College Predictor Tool, from this link: https://medicine.careers360.com/neet-college-predictor?icn=QnA&ici=qna_answer
All the Best
Maulana Azad medical college or Christian Medical College Vellore, which is best..?
Maulana Azad medical college is better than Christian medical college in placement wise and facilities wise.
Average salary package offer in maulana azad is 10 lakh per annum while in Christian college average salary package is 1.5 lakh per annum. Around 60%to 80% student get placed in maulana azad.