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Dip in PG Medical Median Salary, Fall in Placements: What PGI Chandigarh Survey revealed


Dip in PG Medical Median Salary, Fall in Placements: What PGI Chandigarh Survey revealed

The trend showed towards falling placements and rising further studies for MD/MS graduates at PGI

Chandigarh: Placements seems to have a taken a backseat and the median salary of PG medical passouts has fallen, a recent report released by Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh (PGIMER; PGI Chandigarh) has suggested.

The report summarises the data that has been submitted by the prestigious medical institution to the Ministry of Human Resource Development for the overall rankings of institutions across the country- National Institutional Ranking Framework-2019. Last year,  the PGIMER was adjudged second-best medical institution in the country after the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

The report compared trends for the past three years for various intake and placement parameters at the institute. There seemed to be a major dip in the Median Salary in placements for both 2 year and 3 year PG programmes.

  1. For the two year PG programmes, the Median salary dipped from a package of Rs 571200 in years 2013-14, and 2015-16 to Rs 538800 in the year 2016-17.
  2. For the three year PG programmes, the Median salary also dipped. while in 2013-14 the average package was Rs 10,80,000 which increased to a package of Rs 13,20,000 in years 2015-16, there was a major dip in the average salary package for the year 2016-17 with the median salary package falling to Rs 10,20,000

Having said that the report showed a steep rise in PG medical students going for higher studies and a fall in doctors opting for placements. The report showed that in the year 2015-16 out of 277 graduating students, only 22 selected for higher studies while whooping 227 going in for placements. However, the trend completely reversed in 2016-17 where out of 250 graduating PG medical students, only 97 went for placements and the remaining 153 selected for higher studies. This reverse in trend can explain the dip in the median salaries.

The official numbers also lack the reflection the private and self-placements done by graduates which is sometimes not revealed to the institution

The report summarised various other information about the institute

  • INTAKE TREND- For the 2 years, PG Course, female students dominated the batches, with 72 out of 93 being female students. For the 3 PG programmes, tables turned in favour of male students, with 562 out of 842 total enrolled students in 3 year PG programme being male.
  • The report revealed a rising trend in the expenditure made by PGI for the development of institute including manpower, building, new equipment, workshops etc
  • Two patents each were granted to the PGIMER in 2016 and 2017 while one was granted in 2015. The number of sponsored projects increased in 2017-18 to 259 against 235 in 2016-17. However, in 2015-16, there were 270 projects. The sponsorship amount also witnessed a rise

 

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    Dr Rameshvardhan January 10, 2019, 12:49 pm

    There are hardly any DEDICATED FACULTY MEMBERS LEFT IN A TEACHING MEDICAL COLLEGES NOW A DAYS . IT HAS BECOME MORE OF A FORMALITIES , MOST OF THE STAFF HAVE LOST INTEREST IN TEACHING AND TRAINING THE STUDENTS, EVEN THE STUDENTS THINK WITH THE HELP OF THEIR MOBILE PHONES THEY GET KNOWLEDGE. COMING TO SKILLS , MOST OF THEM THINK THEY CAN LEARN IT BY ATTENDING WORKSHOPS ON MODELS, CADAVERS, SIMULATORS, AND BY WATCHING LIVE ELSEWHERE. THERE ARE HARDLY ANYTHING WORTHY TO LEARN FROM MAJORITY OF THE GOVERNMENT MEDICAL COLLEGES , OVERCROWDED, OVERLAODED SAME KIND OF STUFF. MOST OF THEM ARE LIKE PRIMARY AND SECONDARY HEALTH CARE HOSPITALS , NOTHING TO BOOST OR TALK ABOUT RECENT OR CHALLENGING ADVANCEMENTS. A PROFFER AND FIRST YEAR P G HAS TO DEAL WITH THE SAME SYSTEM/ SITUATION. EXCEPT FOR AIIMS, PGI CHANDIGARH, JIPMER PONDICHERRY REST OF THE COLLEGES NEVER GONE BEYOND WHAT THEY USED TO BE, I THINK THEY HAVE DETORIATRED FUTHER, THE HAVE LOST THEIR LEGECY . Earlier days JUST GET AN ADMISSION INTO VICTORIA & BOWERING HOSPITALS ,ONE IT USED QUEUE UP , it all changed after 90 s , hardly any body brothered to go that side , EXCEPT FOR THE poor underprivileged and helpless. UNFORTUNATELY THERE IS NO DATA MADE AVAILABLE ABOUT THE FECIALITIES , NUMBER AND TYPE OF PROCEDURES / OPERATIONS PERFORMED BY INDIVIDUAL DOCTORS WITH THEIR DESIGNATION IN A SO CALLED TEACHING MEDICAL COLLEGE HOSPITALS. THAT IS INDICATIVE OF IMPROPER ACTIVITIES. CREATING FAKE , FRAUDULENT FALSE , CONFUSING DATA UNDER WHOSE INSTRUCTIONS AND GUIDANCE . I DON\’T THINK ANY BODY FOLLOWS STANDARD CLASSIFICATION OF DISEASES , EVEN THOUGH IT IS MANDATORY BY MCI. RULES WITH OUT REGULATIONS , IS NOTHING BUT GARBAGE. There are any role for the PROFESSIONALS , it is infested by idiotic BABUS THE BUEROCRATES & their bosses by dumping all kinds of unwanted stuff to make easy money .

  2. Absolutely true Sir… Commercialization of Medical Education coupled with reservation system in he educational system has left a \”Blank\” in the cadre of Teaching Faculty as people with \’Brains\’ as their opportunities are bleak( due to reservation in getting promotions in colleges and universities) go for Private Practice and people \”without Brains\” cannot go-up in the teaching faculty as rules of publication of a fixed minimum number of accepted research papers\” are made compulsory for getting DM/Ph.D etc.
    This is the ill of this country and all our universities(Not only Medical but other faculties also) are facing his problem

  3. PG is more about theory these days…students have to go for fellowships to acquire even the basic skill(surgical procedures)…how the student will earn his/her bread???why will they opt for placements until they are confident enough….students are being duped in name of PG and SRships

  4. True that in many cases more and more students opt for post graduation. Today an MD (Medicine) or MS (Surgery) gets you nowhere. A super-specialization is almost mandatory.

  5. One question which I want to ask the authorities is: can anyone reduce the salary of any class of workers considering inflation, increasing work load, cost of living etc? Then why the stipends/salaries of residents who work almost 24 hrs a day should be revised downwards?? Whereas the cost of medical education keeps on escalating??!!! Income of politicians is going from 7 figures to 8 figures considering the scope for extra incomes.

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    Vit Singh Chandan January 9, 2019, 2:32 pm

    High time gov should wake
    Spend more in creating health infrastructure
    Stop equating modern med doctor with homeo , ayurveda
    Stop reservation in PG , reservations in PMT is fine
    But , why doing same after studying 5&1/2 yrs mbbs
    You are actually duping public , stop reservation in PG & SS of both service doctor & reserved doctor
    Let india population get best doctor treat them and not just Ambani or filmstarsenal and politicians

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    BHUPINDER SINGH GUJRAL January 9, 2019, 11:08 pm

    Quite true , each and every word is correct , but perhaps Indian population does not deserve world class treatment , since they select a system which promotes inefficiency and strong caste bias , hence merit or efficiency takes back seat , the lesser number of efficient doctors available in system means only previledged ones can get world class treatment , rest all common people shall reap what they have sown

  8. The moment they elect corrupt politicians as their leaders and neglect Soldiers and Doctors the people have lost the battle ….!!!
    So, people have no rights o question the Govt or the Doctors..Period.

  9. Lesser the number of qualified doctors higher the number of quakes. So Government is promoting quakery.

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    Dr. Ashutosh Kumar Pandey January 12, 2019, 4:05 pm

    Democracy.. all about numbers

  11. True sir
    In maharashtra they are giving crash course to homeopathy, naturopathy and any Pati,s by govt university. So govt has realised that our country do not need world class treatment or doctors, we need only fever,cough,headache treating docs. Rest all disease go to hell