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AICTE, Mumbai University announce online workshop from 13 May to 17 May on 'Universal Human Values in Education'

The University of Mumbai in collaboration with AICTE (Western Region) will be organising an online workshop on 'Universal Human Values in Education' for institutions offering technical education.The workshop will commence on 13 May and end on 17 May. According to University of Mumbai, the workshop is of paramount significance to continue learning process amid COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown.The workshop will be conducted in Hindi and English. The morning session will be from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm and the evening session will be from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.File image of Mumbai University. Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons “To understand the basics of value education an online workshop is being organized exclusively for the Vice Chancellors of Technical Universities and University Coordinators appointed for coordinating the activities related to FDPs on Student Induction Programme,” the circular said.The workshop is specifically designed for sharing All India Council for Technical Edu…

Coronavirus Outbreak: National Board of Examinations postpones FMGE June exam in view of pandemic

The National Board of Examinations (NBE) has postponed Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) scheduled in June this year. The decision has been taken due to the ongoing coronavirus lockdown.

"In view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it has been decided to defer the conduct of the forthcoming Foreign Medical Graduate Examination to August/September 2020," said a notice by the NBE.

The FMGE is held every year in June and December. The NBE — an autonomous body under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare — will publish the revised schedule for the June examination on its official website in due course. The exam is conducted to grant licences to candidates who graduated from foreign medical colleges, so they can practice medicine in India. It is a multiple choice-based exam and there is no negative marking for a wrong answer.

From 2014 to 2018, of the total number of candidates who took FMGE, only 14 percent got through.

FMGE eligibility criteria

Only Indian nationals and Overseas Citizens of India are eligible for the exam. Interested candidates must have a primary medical qualification from the recognized institution and it must be confirmed by the concerned Indian Embassy.

FMGE pass certificates are issued to candidates on production of their Primary Medical Qualification Degree Certificates in original, duly attested by the embassies.

The FMGE exam was started for improving the quality of the medical education according to established standards of postgraduate examinations in modern medicine on an all-India basis.



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