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50 MBBS Seats likely to be CANCELLED at JIPMER


50 MBBS Seats likely to be CANCELLED at JIPMER

The committee has forwarded its decision to the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry, which is yet to take a final call on the matter.

Puducherry: The medical aspirants, who wanted to pursue MBBS course from the renowned Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) may soon face a big loss, as the institute has decided to not to admit 50 MBBS students at its Karaikal campus from the next academic year 2019-20.

According to a recent media report, on August 3, JIPMER’s Standing Academic Committee took the decision in this regard in view of the poor facilities at Government General Hospital in Karaikal to extend the much-required clinical training to the MBBS students.

Considering the hospital’s assessment, it has also been decided that no MBBS admissions will take place at the Karaikal campus until the hospital is equipped with the required infrastructure and the ministry accords approval for creating 333 teaching and 1,683 non-teaching faculty posts.

The committee has forwarded its decision to the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry, which is yet to take a final call on the matter.

If the ministry takes the decision in favour of the Standing Academic Committee, 50 MBBS aspirants will face a major loss; as instead of 200 students, only 150 candidates would get admission at the prestigious institute. These 150 MBBS admissions will take place at the institute’s main campus only.

The concern arisen following the committee’s decision was; what would happen to the MBBS students, who are currently studying at the Karaikal campus, which is, as said by the Standing Academic Committee, having poor facilities for conducting the clinical training to the MBBS students.

When contacted, JIPMER Dean (Academic and Research) Dr R P Swaminathan informed TOI about the transfer of the MBBS students, until the hospital is furnished with the apt facilities as mandated by the concerned authorities.

It was stated that the third-year MBBS students (first batch of students, who joined in July 2017) in the campus will be shifted to the Jipmer main campus in Puducherry to undergo clinical training from January next year. The second and first-year MBBS students will continue at the Karaikal campus and shift to the main campus in the academic years 2019-20 and 2020-21.

“We have not got the approval so far from the Ministry,” Dr Swaminathan added.

On the creation of teaching posts, an official on condition of anonymity informed the daily, “The ministry has given approval for creation of teaching and non-teaching posts. Once we fill up the posts and ensure adequate infrastructure at Karaikal GH, we can resume the course at Karaikal campus.”

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Source: with inputs
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  1. Pondicherry Administration (CM and Governor) have to take steps to get fund from Ministry of Helath, so that only very very needed 50 MBBS seats hold.