Vital Signs Podcast Episode 1 | Does NEET favour wealthy, urban and CBSE board students?

This is the first episode of The Hindu Data Team’s series: Vital Signs, a look into what doctors, students and other members of the medical fraternity have to say about the systemic issues plaguing India’s medical education

Updated - August 28, 2023 09:09 pm IST

Published - August 11, 2023 12:27 pm IST

Doctors and MBBS students, in various fields of specialisation, across various age-groups, from diverse geographies, say they believe that while common entrance examination for medical seats is a necessity, the coaching industry skewed it in favour of urban and richer students. Unaffordability of quality coaching classes and the luxury that richer students have to drop a year to prepare for the exam, make it increasingly difficult for students from poorer and more rural backgrounds to get a seat, they said. In this episode of Vital Signs, The Hindu Data Team speaks to various stakeholders in the medical field to understand the issues plaguing India’s medical education, over the years. 

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