During the General Body Meeting held on 22nd November 2015 at the 63rd National Conference of the Anatomical Society of India at the King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, the members of the Anatomical Society of India vehemently opposed the MCI decision of reducing faculty (staff) requirement in its latest notification. The MCI decision has heralded a negative impact to the young medicos to take up this subject as their future career.
The galaxy of Anatomist of India have pointed out that adequate number of staffs needs to be deployed in order to impart quality teaching in this subject. In earlier MCI regulations, the prescribed student to faculty ratio had been 10:1. The country has already been facing scarcity of post-graduate aspirants in such a subject (Anatomy) leaving post-graduate seats unclaimed in the majority of Medical Colleges & Institutes in India. The recent decision is likely to further worsen the situation. It will be a discouragement to prospective candidates from taking up such subjects because of lack of job prospects.
In further, joining of young medicos in pre and para-clinical teaching subjects may be adversely affected by such notifications. Hence, the ration should be restored if quality education is to be imparted in India.