SILCHAR MEDICAL COLLEGE
Students as well as teachers are very helpful and co operative. The office staff is also very helpful.
FEE STRUCTURE AND FACILITIES
Approx fees is 12 to 20000 annually. If you are qualified from state, you are eligible for stipend, between 20 to 30000 per month. However, if you are qualified from All India, you are eligible for stipend only if you sign a bond of 5 years to work in government sector in Assam. Books are slightly costly, bit you can use the library.
If you pursue MD in radiology, there is no dearth of placements. You have to choose location and modality of choice. Pay out is also decent. All the passed candidates are expected to be employed in government as well as private sector.
I got admitted to pursue MD in Radiodiagnosis in 2008. All india post graduate entrance examinations were conducted then, every year and according to the rank, central counseling used to be conducted. Nowadays, it has been replaced by Neet PG exams. The essence of the exam is the same. You can choose the course and College of your choice at your merit as per the availability of seat. Radiodiagnosis is a highly sought after course and hence I had opted for it at Silchar. If someone wants to study at a particular college or a particular location, they have to check for availability and choose a speciality. Example, all I diaphragm 1st rank holder can choose the college and subject of choice all over the country. The seat he/ she chose is booked and next rank holder will have the remaining choices, so on and so forth. 60 to 80 thousand qualified MBBS doctors sit for the exams for 5000 seats. With NEET, private colleges have also been included along with DNB courses, so number of seats is considerably higher, approx. 20 to 25 thousand. It is advisable to get a good rank and opt for government colleges as fees of private colleges is quite high.
No. But hostel facility was available. Twin sharing rooms are available. Rooms are spacious. Food served is mainly regional. Vegetarians might have initial problem, but the kitchen staff are co operative and helpful. Mess is common. Hostel is situated in the campus. The campus is huge. Parking is available in the hostel and almost everyone has a 2 wheeler.
We have a what's app group of all students and are in constant touch with each other. Mine was the first batch and we are the senior most. We were amply supported by the teaching staff.
The faculty are experienced with conventional as well as advanced radiology. 4 professors, 8 associate and assistant professors are supported by registrars and JRs. 8 students are enrolled every year, so one has 16 doting seniors to learn with and learn from. Every week seminars are conducted. There is provision for attending workshops, conferences at local, state, national as well as international level with encouragement to participation.
50% students are from state and 50% from all India. Boys:girls is 1:1. Students from Punjab to kerala and gujarati to Nagaland are enrolled. But majority are from Assam, North east, Bengal. Competerions in sports as well as departmental academics are frequent and encouraged. Silchar is a small town with very accommodating and loving people.
COURSE CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
Doing MD is research oriented. Moreover, it prepares you to learn to do what you intend to do in the rest of your medical career. It is a 3 year course with compulsion to complete at least one thesis or research along with ample scope of research. Peer learning is encouraged along with evidence based practices. Exams are conducted with equal weightage to theory and practical. Examiners are internal as well as externals.
Medical college reunion, state conferences and workshops, Bihu, Durga puja, Biswakarma puja, Christmas, Diwali, Holi etc. College is situated approx 4 to 5 km from town. Town is 50 km from airport. Surrounding tea gardens are sites for picnics. Silchar is surrounded by natural scenic locations and few renowned temples are also present in the vicinity.
LOAN/ SCHOLARSHIP PROVISIONS
If you sign a bond with state medical council, you are eligible for stipend. But you are bound to work for Assam state for 5 years after completion of course.