|Year : 2015 | Volume
| Issue : 4 | Page : 639-640
Emeritus Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
|Date of Web Publication||4-Aug-2015|
Emeritus Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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Kak V. Author's Reply. Neurol India 2015;63:639-40
The comments of Prof Kieran Walsh on my paper  are gratefully acknowledged and well taken. However, my communication was not only regarding e-learning in neurology, but was an appraisal of the long saga regarding the evolution of neuroscience education in particular, and medical education in general, in India over a long period of time. The earliest texts regarding Ayurveda (the science of health) are found in the Atharvaveda dating back to 5,000 BC that contains 14 hymns and incantations narrating cures for diseases. Other older Aurvedic texts include the Susrutha Samhita and the Charaka Samhita written in Sanskrit, both in the 6 th century BC. We have evolved from this scenario to the present day e-learning.
Admittedly, e-learning has to be incorporated in the medical curriculum by the Medical Council of India for its universal implementation. It would be greatly helped not only by the development of learner resources, including texts, images and virtual operative models, but also by focused faculty development through appropriate training modules. This would need appropriate enhancement in financing of graduate medical education in the country. 
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