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India will expand number of medical school places after protests

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7553.1291-a (Published 01 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1291
  1. Ganapati Mudur
  1. New Delhi

    The Indian government has announced additional places in medical colleges funded by the central government after widespread protests against its proposal to reserve more places in higher education institutions for students from lower castes.

    In April the government set out plans to increase the proportion of college places reserved for students from socially deprived castes from the existing 22.5% to 49.5%, beginning in the 2007 academic …

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