Training Period and Time Distribution
- Every student shall undergo a period of certified study extending over 4½ academic years divided into 9 semesters (i.e., of 6 months each) from the date of commencement of his/her study for the subjects comprising the medical curriculum to the date of completion of examination and followed by one year compulsory rotating internship. Each semester will consist of approximately 120 teaching days of hours each college working time, including one hour of lunch.
- The period of 4½ years is divided into three phases as follows –
- Phase – I: (2 Semesters) – consisting of pre-clinical subjects (Human Anatomy, Physiology including Bio-Physics, Biochemistry and introduction to Community Medicine including Humanities). Besides 60 hours for introduction to Community Medicine including Humanities, rest of the time shall be somewhat equally divided between Anatomy and Physiology plus Biochemistry combined (Physiology ⅔ and Biochemistry ⅓)
- Phase – II: (3 semesters) – consisting of para-clinical subjects.
During this phase teaching of para-clinical subjects shall be done concurrently.
The para-clinical subjects shall consist of Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Forensic Medicine including Toxicology and part of Community Medicine.
The clinical subjects shall consist of all these detailed below in Phase – III.
Out of the time for para-clinical teaching approximately equal time be allotted to Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology and Forensic Medicine and Community Medicine combined (⅓ Forensic Medicine and ⅔ Community Medicine) See Appendix C.
- Phase – III: (Continuation of study of clinical subjects for seven semesters after passing Phase – I).
The clinical subjects to be taught during Phase II and III are medicine and its allied specialties, Surgery and its allied specialties, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Community Medicine. Besides clinical posting as per schedule mentioned herewith, rest of the teaching hours be divided for didactic lectures, demonstrations, seminars, group discussions, etc. in various subjects.
Medicine and its allied specialties training will include General Medicine, Paediatrics, Tuberculosis and Chest, Skin and Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Psychiatry, Radio-diagnosis, Infectious Diseases, etc. Surgery and its allied specialties training will include General Surgery, Orthopaedics Surgery including Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Anaesthesia, Dentistry, Radio-therapy, etc. Obstetrics and Gynaecology training will include family medicine, family welfare planning, etc.
- The first 2 semester (approximately 240 teaching days) shall be occupied in the Phase – I (pre-clinical) subjects and introduction to a broader understanding of the perspectives of medical education leading to delivery of health care. No student shall be permitted to join the Phase – II (para-clinical/clinical) group of subjects until he has passed in all the chances (actual examination), provided four chances are completed in three years from the date of enrollment.
- After passing pre-clinical subjects, 1½ years (3 semesters) shall be devoted to para-clinical subjects. Phase – II will be devoted to para-clinical and clinical subjects, along with clinical posting. During clinical phase (Phase – III), pre-clinical and para-clinical teaching will be integrated into the teaching of clinical subjects where relevant.
- Didactic lectures should not exceed ⅓ of the time schedule, ⅔ schedule should include practical, clinical or/and group discussions. Learning process should include living experiences, problem oriented approach, case studies and community health care activities.
- Universities shall organize admission timings and admission processes in such a way that teaching in first semester starts by 1st of August each year.
- Supplementary examination may be conducted within 6 months.
- Maximal duration permitted to complete MBBS course is 8 years. An extension of 3½ years only is allowed beyond the scheduled time for that batch of MBBS in which the candidate was enrolled.
- In case of a candidate discontinuing in the middle and wishing to rejoin, the period of absence will be condoned only if a prior permission has been sought from the University before discontinuing.
- Beyond this stipulated period, mercy chance for any candidate due to prolonged illness, family problem, natural calamities, etc., will be made only by the Vice-Chancellor of the University.