By and large, medical education in India has been a closed profession. Out of millions who aspire to get an MBBS/BDS seat in a prestigious medical school, only few end up being in one of the 800 odd MBBS/BDS colleges that we have in the country. The competition becomes stiffer when it comes to obtaining a postgraduate seat in one’s preferred area of medical specialisation. Even after the recent addition, the postgraduate seats remain around 30% of the total number of MBBS/BDS seats.
China’s attempt to emerge as a key Intellectual Property (IP) hub began in 2008 with its formulation of the Outline of National IP Strategy (“IP Strategy”). This provided for a roadmap that will enable China to become a nation capable of creating, utilising and protecting IP by 2020. As part of executing this strategy China indulged in a number of judicial reforms to strengthen IP protection that included the establishment of a centralized jurisdiction over some hi-tech patent litigation, setting up a “three-in-one” adjudication for civil, administrative and criminal IP cases under a single tribunal etc.
V.K. Unni, Professor of IIM Calcutta took part in a CNBC-TV18 discussion on Corporate Governance titled ‘The Governance Code’. M. Damodaran, Founder-Excellence Enablers Private Limited and former Chairman of SEBI, Ketan Dalal, Managing Partner at Catalyst Advisors and former Managing Partner of PwC India, and Shriram Subramanian, Managing Director-InGovern Research were the other members taking part in the discussion which was moderated by Mridu Bhandari. The topic of discussion was corporate governance in India – current environment and desired future. The video link is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMEnmyKNxUE
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