Closed Circuit Television camera (CCTV), installations in new medical college classrooms (both private and government) and those seeking enhancement of seats will soon be made mandatory by the Medical Council of India. The decision has been put forward by the council to keep classrooms under constant surveillance of the MCI in order to maintain standards of classroom teaching as well as a check on faculty shortage.
The proposal will be soon made as a mandatory rule with an MCI notification. Penalty may also come way to colleges which are found wanting. Asian Age adds that the said penalty will be imposed once the requirement is notified under the minimum standard clause
It is believed that soon medical colleges will be under constant monitoring, in order to ensure that the teachers are working hard enough on the lessons they are imparting to students. The footage of their lessons and classroom happenings can be viewed by MCI officials as and when required. The footage will also help in the analysis of classroom performances and the standards of the lessons imparted.
“The idea of video capture is to ensure whether classes are going on properly or not. The high-end cameras linked to the server in MCI will help us do analysis of classroom performance using this as one of the observations systems. With this, the MCI would be able to do live video streaming of classes,” said a senior official in the MCI
According to the medical regulator, they have often received complaints about inadequate number of lecturers and faculty will be curbed with the installation of cameras in the classrooms of both government and private colleges. It will also help improve performance of teachers reports The Asian.
50-60 cameras have already been installed in certain colleges. Once the new rule is notified, the MCI proposes to impose a penalty on colleges with missing cameras.