The Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that the imbalance growth of medical colleges and institutions in the country is affecting the delivery of better health care to the people of country.
The minister told in the Lok Sabha in a written reply, “There is imbalanced growth of medical colleges and institutions and availability of medical specialists in the country is affecting the delivery of health care to people across the country”.
He said that the health ministry has reviewed regulations of the Medical Council of India (MCI) for setting up of medical colleges and in order to address the geographic and rural-urban imbalance of medical institutions, amendments have been made.
He added that medical colleges can be set up in two separate piece of land at a distance of not more than 10 km in hilly areas and notified tribal areas, North-eastern states and Union territories of Andaman and Nicobar islands, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Lakshadweep.
He further said that there is a centrally-sponsored scheme for establishment of new medical colleges attached with existing district hospitals.
In the recently announced Union Budget, the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had proposed setting up of five new IIMs at Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha and Maharashtra. Also, setting up of four All India Institutes of Management and five Indian Institutes of Technology had been proposed as well.Read More
A medical college-cum-hospital will soon be set up by Jamia Millia Islamia, the university ‘s vice-chancellor Talat Ahmad said.
According to the reports in media, “The medical college in Jamia is a mandatory requirement since there is no government college-cum-hospital in the neighbourhood.”
The 114 acres of land in the vicinity that was granted to it by the Supreme Court of India pertaining to the land case between the Uttar Pradesh and the Delhi government would be used for the purpose of building the medical college.
“As a mandatory rule, first a 300-bed hospital will be started and then a medical college. I intend urge the government to ensure adequate support and financial assistance for the project,” said Ahamd in his first interaction with the media after assuming charge of the varsity.
He took charge as the vice-chancellor of the central minority institution on May 15, 2014.
With great focus on academic research, the vice-chancellor is also planning to set up a school of earth atmosphere and planetary sciences. “This will help us understand climate change and human needs in future,” he said.
Having geology background, Ahmad intends to put Jamia on national map in regard to environmental studies, earth sciences, glacial studies, global positioning system (GPS), geographic information system and climate change.
With special focus on girls, Ahmad is also planning to set up separate polytechnic courses for girls and hoping for a 50 per cent representation of girls in the students’ union.
“We will soon be having a students union too, but in which form I cannot tell as the matter is sub-judice,” he said.
Besides, the existing academic programmes will be consolidated and given special considerations to the growth of theoretical physics, centre for nanoscience and nanotechnology and geo-sciences.
With other initiatives like making the varsity wi-fi enabled and setting up of digital resource centre to enable students to access e-journals, Ahmad said he wants to put Jamia on par with Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University.
“Jamia is an older university and we are lagging behind. But two months in office, I have realised if we work harder we have a lot of potential,” he said.Read More
The Under Graduate admissions for academic session 2014-15 in almost all DU colleges have been closed except a few offering reserved category seats only, yet the varsity has released its sixth cut-off list on its official website.
The eligible candidates who meet the requirements notified in the sixth cut-off list can take admissions till July 17. The academic session will start from July 21 onwards.
The details are listed as below :
ARSD (94.5-96.5 percent), Hansraj (96.5-97.5 percent), Kalindi (92.5 percent) and Satyawati (92.5 percent) are among the colleges where BA (Hons) in Economics is still being offered.
AND, ARSD and Shyama Prasad Mukherjee – the three off-campus colleges, which had put the cut-off at 100 percent in the first list for entry into their programmes – also closed admissions to the popular courses.
English (Hons) is still available at DCAC (90.5 percent), Hansraj (94.25-96 percent), Hindu (95.5-97 percent), Kalindi (89 percent), Satyawati (91.5-92.5 percent) and SGND Khalsa (88 percent).
Lady Sri Ram, Kirori Mal, Hindu, Ramjas, Deen Dayal Upadhyay and Daulat Ram are among the colleges, which have closed admissions to all courses and have only a few seats left for reserved category students.
Also admissions to B.Com. (Hons) are open at Hindu (96.75- 92.5 percent) as well. Surprisingly, popular courses, including History, Economics and English honours, are still being offered at Hansraj College.
Admissions to B.Sc. Chemistry have been closed at all DU colleges, except for Ramjas and Sri Venketeshwara.
Note : A seventh cut-off list (if any) will be announced on July 18.Read More
Delhi University has ended its admissions for the fifth-cut off list on Tuesday in its undergraduate courses for the session 2014-15.
DU has officially announced that its new session will begin on July 21, 2014. The fifth cut-off list was made available to the candidates on Monday and the last date for the admissions in the available courses and colleges was July 15, 2014.
A statement from the registrar’s office of varsity read : “University of Delhi wishes to reassure students and faculty alike that the university shall reopen in full measure on July 21, 2014.“
The change in the undergraduate structure from four year undergraduate programme to three year undergraduate programme after continuous protests threw an air of uncertainty among DU aspirants with speculations of delay in start of the academic session for 2014-15. The principals of DU colleges convened a general body meeting on Tuesday to discuss the crisis. This new developments comes as a relief for many students and parents both.
The registrar’s statement said : “Students and faculty are requested to report to their respective colleges to receive their various teaching and time table schedules. All processes required to enable this teaching schedule are being taken care of. In particular, the committee of courses of each department has already met to prescribe the teaching programme for the students of all disciplines for the first, second and third year of the undergraduate programmes.“
The varsity had decided in its emergent Academic Council and Executive Council meetings for the restructuring of the erstwhile four year undergraduate programme 2013-14 to three year undergraduate programme for the students already enrolled in the 2013-14 programme. A committee of principals formed by the University will advise on this restructuring.Read More