An international meet “CONNAISSANCE 2017” consisting of a 1000 undergraduate medical students is being hosted by Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER).
It is an effort to contribute to the strengthening of the academic and research aptitude of students, JIPMER’s Management Committee, President, Dr M K Bhan said, at the conference to release the event’s souvenir, that experience and education are essential tools to hone skills and capabilities of students.
Describing “CONNAISSANCE 2017” to be one of a kind and the first to be held in India, JIPMER Director, Dr S C Parija, elaborated that innovative medical curriculum had also been introduced to JIPMER this year. This curriculum he believed would break new grounds and help students improve on their abilities in research.
Recently JIPMER’s undergraduate, postgraduate and post doctoral students were also permitted by the Indian Council of Medical Research, to conduct research projects in its labs.
“Students would also be enabled to visit any other reputed government sponsored national or international labs or hospitals of their choice during vacations,” the institute’s Dean told the Indian Express.