We need a screening test for Indian medical graduates, says Dr. Subhash Chandra Parija, JIPMER Director
Abhay Anand, 10 Aug 2017, #JIPMER MBBS
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Careers360 interviews Dr Subhash Chandra Parija, Director of Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research. In the interview, the JIPMER Director shares his views about the need to raise quality of India’s medical education.

Dr. Parija also shares his views on how the quality of medical graduates can be improved.

Read the complete interview with Dr. Parija here.

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Careers360: You have spent considerable period in medical education. What are the major changes have you observed over the years?

Dr. Parija: Thirty-forty years back when we were students, expectation from the MBBS student was different than what is expected now. When we were students, MBBS students were expected to be very strong in their clinical care values. Though, it still holds importance but since past few decades, it is expected that they should have an idea about research. Now they are also expected to have leadership qualities if they are posted at government-run primary health centres. They are expected to lead a team and implement various programmes of the government. Another important area is content delivery. In our times it was mostly lectures, library and journals. Now, everything is available online and is very important as they get to know about the latest developments. These days many colleges have opened up but they are not able to produce good doctors as they are not properly trained, they do not know how to treat patients and lack skills.

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Careers360: How can we improve the quality of medical graduates?

Dr. Parija: The Medical Council of India conducts a test called Foreign Medical Graduates Examination for students who do MBBS outside India. We need a similar kind of exit test for anyone doing MBBS within the country as well. This will certify that they have got minimum standards which they are expected to acquire. This kind of test will have some problems in the beginning but at the same time it will bring uniformity and define minimum standards. This will ensure that all MBBS students in the country are at the same level.


Careers360: Do you feel that the number of UG, PG seats should also increase as India needs large number of doctors?

Dr. Parija: It is true that India needs large number of doctors but we cannot compromise with quality. Increasing the number of doctors, without giving them proper training will create more confusion. Unfortunately, quality is not being maintained. So, just for the sake of numbers, increasing the number of seats will not serve the purpose.  


Careers360: What should be done according to you to develop their competence?

Dr. Parija: Students need more practical opportunities to develop their skill and competencies. Earlier during the internship, this was happening as they were posted for a year at different places. Whatever they used to learn during their four-and-a-half-years of education, they used to practice for one year under supervision and learn skills in real-life situations. Now, what is happening is that they are not learning these skills but are more focused on preparing for graduate studies, thus wasting the time meant to acquire skills.


Careers360: There is a move to allow only three attempts for medical aspirants?

Dr. Parija: We need quality doctors and that should be the primary objective. This is one of the ways to achieve that objective as otherwise people will go on attempting. The message should be clear that if you are not interested, you can quit, and can take up any other career. The main problem with the undergraduate education is that we are not reforming it and making it more qualitative. We are just producing 50,000 MBBS doctors, but if we don't use them wisely for providing quality healthcare, it is a waste of money, a waste of manpower. 


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Is jipmer exam replaced by NEET exam?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 24th Oct, 2019
Dear Shruti, yes JIPMER MBBS has been replaced by NEET. So the admission for the 200 MBBS seats of both the branches of JIPMER will be conducted via NEET score. For the benefit of you and lakhs of aspirants, we shall detail the registration process.


  • Indian Nationals, NRIs, PIOs, OCIs, and Foreign Nationals
  • No upper age limit as of now. The Candidate should be at least 17 years by December 31st of 2020
  • You should have completed your 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as your Core Subjects.
  • 50% Aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Biology for General Category, 45% for PWD and 40% for OBC,SC,ST Candidates.
  • NIOS and Private Candidates are also eligible


Registration Dates: 2nd to 31st December, 2019
Downloading of Admit Cards: 27th March, 2020
Date of Examination: 3rd May, 2020
Date of Announcing Result: 4th June, 2020

I am preparing for neet UG ,aims UG ,jipmer UG

Shareef 21st Oct, 2019
As we all know that AIIMS and JIPMER has been cancelled and only NEET will be conducted from 2020.
So even if you are preparing for AIIMS and JIPMER and NEET you will only write NEET exam.
So, instead of learning various books let me help you with some best Books for NEET preparation.
Books for NEET preparation.
For Physics,
  • NCERT Physics Class XI & Class XII
  • Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma
  • Objective Physics By DC Pandey
  • Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick and Walker
  • Fundamental Physics by Pradeep
  • Problems in General Physics by IE Irodov
for chemistry,
  • NCERT books of 11 and 12
  • Physical chemistry by OP Tandon
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  • NCERT books of 11 and 12
  • Biology volume 1 and 2 by trueman
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jipmer Medical msc. biochemistry entrance exam syllabus and Rupey 14.77k its mean.

Shagufa Zareen Student Expert 27th Oct, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

You can see the syllabus of the MSC Medical Biochemistry in the following link.

Link: https://www.jipmer.edu.in/sites/default/files/M.Sc_.-Curriculum.pdf

And Rupees 14.77K mean 14.77 thousand


Is Jipmer exam conducted twice a year for MD/MS?

Aditya kumar Student Expert 15th Oct, 2019
Hello there!
Yes, JIPMER which is the entrance exam held for admission to the MD/MS/ MDS programmes offered at Puducherry campus is held twice a year for post-graduate i.e. ms / md admission ; in two sessions namely January and july session. . Jawahar Lal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry will conduct JIPMER PG 2020 January session on December 8, 2019. The test is a computer based one for admissions to 100 MD/MS seats offered at JIPMER Puducherry.

what is the date of CAT and jipmer exam application fill-up date and last date

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 14th Oct, 2019


CAT registration for 2019 started from 7th August and was opened till 25th September. So, it's concluded.

Secondly, you've tagged JIPMER MBBS, I'm presuming you want to know about its application dates. So, let me tell you now onwards there shall be only one entrance test for admission of MBBS and that is NEET. Earlier, AIIMS and JIPMER used to conduct their own entrance test which no longer will take place.

From 2020-2021 session onwards, NEET remains the sole entrance exam for admission for MBBS.

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