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National Board of Examinations gets a new Governing body

National Board of Examinations gets a new Governing body

Following a gazette notification, the National Board of Examinations, the apex exam body for PG Medical Education in the country is reported to have constituted a fresh governing body to regulate its functioning. This is a fresh constitution, long pending after the tenure of its previous president Dr Srinath Reddy ended in October, 2014.

What is also peculiar about the board is that probably for the first time, An NBE president is appointed from a non-teaching hospital. It is reported that Dr Abhijat Sheth, Director of Medical Services Apollo Hospital, Ahmedabad has been appointed as the new President of National Board of Examinations. This is quoted by some as a move to bring in more private sector participation in the PG Medical Education of the country.

Currently there are 222 medical colleges in the private sector and 200 in the government sector, but private institutions have very limited presence in postgraduate education. That is something we expect the reconstituted NBE to address on priority basis,” said a health ministry official to the media.

Following is the constitution of the Board:-

  • Dr. Abhijat Sheth,  Director of Medical Services Apollo Hospital, Ahmedabad – President
  • Dr.(Prof.) Jagdish Prasad  Director General of Health Services – Member
  • Lt. Gen. Bhushan Kumar Chopra DGAFMS, New Delhi  – Member
  • Prof. Ved Prakash, Chairman, University Grant Commission, New Delhi – Member
  • Dr. Jayshree Mehta, President, Medical Council of India, New Delhi.  – Member
  • Dr. Dibyendu Mazumder ,President, Dental Council of India, New Delhi. – Member
  • Dr. S. S. Agarwal President, Indian Medical Association, New Delhi.- Member
  • Dr. Mukund S. Joshi President, National Academy of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. – Member
  • Sh. Vinay Sheel Oberoi Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi. – Member
  • Smt Vijaya Srivastava  Financial Adviser, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, New Delhi. – Member
  • Dr. Vinod K. Paul  Professor and Head, Department of Pediatrics, AIIMS, New Delhi – Member
  • Dr. Ajay Kumar  Consultant Urological Surgeon, Palm View Hospital, Patna. – Member
  • Dr. Nikhil Tandon  Professor and Head, Deptt. of Endocrinology & Metabolism, AIIMS, New Delhi. – Member
  • Prof. Siri Bhagwan Siwach  Chairman, Post Graduate Committee, Medical Council of India, New Delhi.- Member
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  1. This committee is full of people from Delhi. 11 out of the 14 are from New Delhi. What about the other parts of India? Is New Delhi the whole of India? It should be called \”Delhi Board of Examinations\”and not the national b oard.
    This is a highly skewed and partisan group of individuals who have high political connections. This committee is not going to do away with the corruption.
    What were the criteria on which these people were selected for the post?

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    Dr.DHARMARAJ ACHARYA July 7, 2016, 7:12 pm

    Corruption & deteriorating standards of education & health continues unless accountable governance prevails. The political system is rotten & root cause of all maladies.

  3. National Board of Examinations should be renamed as “National Board of Medical Examinations” for clarity of function.

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    Jagdish Kumar July 6, 2016, 9:54 am

    Why are all the members, except one, from Delhi? There is no representation from other parts of the country.

  5. Dr.(Prof.) Jagdish Prasad Director General of Health Services – Member

    is an tainted person & was removed from safdurjung hospital,reportedly for various allegations
    Its not surprising given his influence in Indian ministries he is still succeding in such positions

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    Dr surinder Paul Jindal July 5, 2016, 9:01 pm


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    Dr.DHARMARAJ ACHARYA July 7, 2016, 7:20 pm

    Beginning was good with better standards than that of College offered MD/ MS DEGREES, nowadays everything become purchasers commodities, money takes over the merit especially in private sector.

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