‘Research Work Should be Beneficial for Common People’: Assam CM

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CM attends General Council Meeting of Srimanta Sankardeva University of Health Sciences

HT Bureau

GUWAHATI, Dec 12: Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has asked the Srimanta Sankardeva University of Health Sciences to focus on research that can be translated from ‘lab to field’ with a view to benefit the common people.

Attending the 5th General Council Meeting of the university here on Sunday, Sarma, who is also the chancellor of the university, emphasised on the need for a permanent campus of the university in the meeting to streamline its functioning.

He asked vice chancellor of the university Dr. Dhrubajyoti Bora and chief engineer, PWD (Health and Education) to ensure early completion of initial process for construction of administrative building with boundary wall of the university at the land provided by the government for the purpose at Baihata Chariali so that the administrative and basic academic activities could be carried out from the campus within a period of two years.

The chief minister with other members of the Council discussed the academic and administrative initiatives of the university.

The General Council, after detailed discussion, took several key decisions aiming at boosting the academic environment and bringing in a robust administrative mechanism at the university.

The decisions taken in the meeting include digitalisation of certain services of the university, introduction of 3 tier fellowship programme, i.e. senior fellowship (PG level), fellowship (Degree level) and special fellowship (Dental, Nursing etc. courses); suitable arrangement for inspection of medical colleges for ensuring best practices and quality services, uniform academic routine for all medical colleges that function under the university and Unique Identification Number for students and faculties.

The General Council also discussed the suggestion made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in regard to development of curriculum of medical sciences in vernacular languages and entrusted the vice chancellor to take necessary initiative on the matter.

Health & Family Welfare minister Keshab Mahanta, adviser Education Dr. Nani Gopal Mahanta, principal secretary to chief minister Samir Kumar Sinha, principal secretary Health Anurag Goel, etc were present in the meeting.


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