Decision on SGPC-run medical college’s plea to scrap general quota tomorrow

Decision on SGPC-run medical college’s plea to scrap general quota tomorrow

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 in the management/minority quota. The fee for minority/management quota is around Rs 40 lakh. This is about four times the cost (around Rs 10 lakh) of a seat in the government quota. On Tuesday, additional chief secretary, higher education, SK…

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Delhi today, your city tomorrow

Delhi today, your city tomorrow

Delhi today, your city tomorrow (PTI photo) There’s something the hillside retreat of Parwanoo in Himachal Pradesh has in common with the industrial town of Korba in Chhattisgarh–both have consistently recorded higher than acceptable particulate matter (PM) levels. Since 2011, at least 94 Indian cities have not met national air quality standards. Many of these cities have been on the list from the 1990s, say officials of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).Neither the Centre nor the states have put in place a plan to ensure that cities get taken…

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