Dear Friends

The Regional Refresher Courses (RRC) 2020 is all set to commence on Monday, 10 August 2020. For the first time ever, all the six RRCs this year are being held on a web based e-learning platform.

As there has been an ever increasing demand on a daily basis, in order to ensure that this Programme is within reach of Residents who wish to benefit from this landmark initiative, the Registration deadline has been extended.

Registration is Mandatory, but is FREE to all, including Postgraduate student members of ASI (Associate members).

Registered participants would be sent an invite to join a dedicated RRC 2020 Facebook Group.


All the web based interactive RRC Sessions starting from 10 August would be broadcast live ONLY on a dedicated private Facebook account, which is available ONLY to REGISTERED PARTIPANTS. They alone would have exclusive access to attend ALL the six RRCs, which provides an unrestricted platform for unique "pan India' exposure to teachers & teaching from all across the Country.

In other words, the current ASI Facebook account (, which has been used to showcase online NSEP since June 2020 WILL NOT be used for the online RRCs.

Those who have not yet registered, please do register by submitting the Google form enclosed below.

LINK to Register for RRC 2020

The RRCs would be held between 9 pm – 11 pm from Monday to Saturday to ensure maximum delegate participation. Three cases would be discussed every day.

RRC SCHEDULE (August 2020)

Zone-1 Monday 10th to Saturday 15th August 2020
Assam, Manipur, Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram & Sikkim

Zone-2 Monday 17th to Saturday 22nd August 2020
West Bengal, Bihar & Jharkhand

Zone-4 Monday 24th to Saturday 29th August 2020
Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala & Pondicherry


Surgical Residents are actively encouraged to become ASI Members to avail all the benefits of Membership of Asia Pacific's largest & the world's second largest surgical Organisation. Residents would be given Associate membership status, which would be automatically converted to full life membership with no additional charge after submitting the MS/DNB completion Certificate to ASI Head office.

Link to online Membership form is enclosed below

The enclosed Brochure provides details relating to online RRC registration.

Click Here to download RRC 2020 Brochure

We request you to please forward this information to Colleagues & postgraduate residents in your region. All are requested to complete the registration process early to facilitate a smooth conduct of RRCs.

In closing, get ready to yet another vibrant edition of intense academic activity.


Warm regards.

Sincerely yours… in service of ASI

Dr. P. Raghu Ram
President ASI
Dr. Santhosh John Abraham
Director, Academic Council, ASI
Regional Refresher Courses – 2020
Zone 1
MCQ Dates Participant States
01 May 2020 – 21 May 2020 Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland, Mizoram
Zone 2
MCQ Dates Participant States
24 May 2020 – 13 June 2020 West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand
Zone 3
MCQ Dates Participant States
15 June 2020 – 05 July 2020 Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Chhattisgarh
Zone 4
MCQ Dates Participant States
01 May 2020 – 21 May 2020 Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Pondicherry
Zone 5
MCQ Dates Participant States
24 May 2020 – 13 June 2020 Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan
Zone 6
MCQ Dates Participant States
15 June 2020 – 05 July 2020 Delhi, Haryana, J&K, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh
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