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Free of cost blood in Punjab hospitals from Jan 1

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Blood will be provided free of cost in government hospitals across Punjab from Tuesday (Jan 1), a Minister said on Monday. Health and Family Welfare Minister Brahm Mohindra said that as part of the government’s mission ‘Tandarust Punjab’, all the government hospitals across the state will provide blood and blood components free of… Read more »

Savour the rustic flavours of Punjab at Indyaki

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Juicy, spicy, tender pieces of meat in tangy Indian masala curry with grated ginger and coriander garnish tickling your taste buds — sounds tempting? If you have been looking for indulging in authentic flavours from the land of five rivers then head towards the ongoing Punjab Express food festival at… Read more »

Hi-tech university: Health science institute in Punjab to issue digital degrees, certificates to students

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Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of digital India, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) has created a special cell for issuing digital certificates/degrees to its students. The varsity, avoiding the use of paper, will now issue digital certificates to students. These certificates will be preserved digitally under the… Read more »

NEET counselling 2017: Cheating and fraud in Punjab medical admissions, we’ll check candidates, says BFUHS VC

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The admission process for MBBS and BDS courses in the state has courted confusion and controversy this year. Questions over eligibility, students submitting fake NEET result cards and the release of —what students presumed were two merit lists — on June 29 and on July 17, have marred the process… Read more »

Toppers flunk: 50% Class­-10 merit students in Punjab fail talent test

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Barely two months after chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh expressed his displeasure at just 57% pass percentage in Class-10 exams in the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB), questions are being raised on the quality of toppers as well. Sample this: Only around half (50%) of Class-10 toppers (students with a… Read more »

SGPC’s medical college: Confusion over turning Punjab govt seats into management quota

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With just a day remaining in counselling for MBBS and BDS courses in Punjab, confusion prevails over whether or not the government will allow Sri Guru Ram Das Medical College (SGRDC), Amritsar, to convert all 75 government quota MBBS seats into management quota on account of its being a Sikh… Read more »

Big change:Babus, not academicians, to oversee education in Punjab

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The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) has decided to make structural changes in its set-up, by appointing bureaucrats instead of academicians in top positions. The decision was taken in a meeting of the board held on Friday. Until now, academicians were appointed in the administrative posts such as secretary. Now,… Read more »

Medical college quota: Decision on management seats at Punjab institute deferred

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The state government has deferred a decision on whether it will allow Sri Guru Ram Das Medical College (SGRDC), Amritsar, to convert all 75 government-quota MBBS seats into management quota. Punjab’s director public instructions (DPI) Colleges Harjit Singh chaired the six-hour meeting at his office in Sector 17, Chandigarh. At… Read more »

MBBS admissions: Decision today to convert govt quota seats to management in Punjab college

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The state government will take a call on whether it will allow Sri Guru Ram Das Medical College (SGRD), Amritsar, to convert all 75 government-quota MBBS seats into management quota on Tuesday. The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC)-run institute has 150 seats, with 75 in the government (general) quota and 75… Read more »

Medical admission: Students upset as Punjab govt doubles reservation for Backward Classes

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The Punjab government’s decision to double reservation for Backward Classes (BCs) in the state from 5% to 10% in all government medical and dental colleges has upset general category students, who have threatened to move court. Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) issued a notification in this regard on… Read more »