DIMAPUR: Paving the way for establishment of first medical college in Nagaland, the National Medical Commission (NMC) has issued “letter of permission” for starting first academic session at Nagaland Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (NIMSR), Phirebagie, Kohima, with an intake of 100 MBBS seats.
It came a few days after the Medical Assessment and Rating Board (MARB) of NMC issued ‘letter of intent’ for 100 MBBS seats for the academic session 2023-2024 at NIMSR.
In a letter addressed to the dean/principal of NIMSR in connection with the application for starting of new medical college with an annual intake of 100 MBBS seats under various sections of the NMC Act, 2019, for the academic year 2023-2024, the MARB notified that the proposal has been approved.
It said the approval was granted based on Physical Compliance Verification Assessment Report dated March 27, 2023, and also keeping in view the undertaking given by the Commissioner and Secretary of the state’s Health and Family Welfare department to rectify all the deficiencies pointed out by the MARB within May 31 this year.
“This permission for starting of above mentioned MBBS course and admission of students will be for such time the first batch of students admitted against the above course appears for the final examination in the subject. The college authorities may take up the matter for recognition of the qualification under section 35(2) of the IMC Act at the time of first batch admitted against the sanctioned intake of 100 MBBS seats appears of final examination with National Medical Commission,” read the letter.
“We are further directed to inform that you and your institution is fully responsible to fulfill and maintain norms including the infrastructure both physical and human resource, teaching faculty and clinical material etc. throughout the academic year, as stipulated in Regulation of National Medical Commission (NMC).
“In case false/wrong declaration or fabricated documents have been used for procuring permission of the MARB and the said misconduct is brought to the notice of National Medical Commission (NMC) or found during surprise assessment at any stage during the current academic year. Your institution is liable, not be considered for recognition of the degree. This letter of permission will be revoked for the current academic year if such exigency arise. Besides, National Medical Commission (NMC) is entitled to take all such measure against you and your college/institution as permissible under the law,” it added.
The MARB went on to state that it is mandatory to develop a biometric attendance system, website on the college displaying all the information of the institute including courses offered, faculty available and their experience of the last five years, students joined, and the affiliating university.
The medical college should display the hospital services, facilities available and the equipment in each speciality, also showing OP and IP census including births and deaths as per the municipal or government records, it said.
Professor Soumya Chakraborty, Director-cum-Dean of NIMSR, had earlier said that out of 100 MBBS seats, 15 will be for ‘all India’ and 85% for the state of Nagaland as the NMC rule.
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