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Present paper is an attempt to entangle the choice of medical education as a professional career among Indian students. The choice of career is associated not only with the higher aspirations for better economic opportunities but also seen as one of the important parameters for happiness and realisation of long term social goals. Elaborating upon the reference of world happiness report and data on higher education enrolment in India, the paper provides pecuniary and non-pecuniary aspects with special reference to medical education not only in terms of labour market but also for the gap between expectation and reality.
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