MCI increases MD (General Medicine) seats to 21 in JNMC, Aligarh Muslim University

Aligarh: After a period of 55 years, the MD (General Medicine) in the Department of Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) will now admit 21 students from the 2020-21 academic session. The department, which had an intake of 12 seats in 1965, has achieved a nearly two-fold increase in the number of MD (General Medicine) seats.

Prof Mujahid Beg, Chairman, Department of Medicine, who has been working tirelessly for the past two-and-a-half years to attain the increase in the number of seats said that the strenuous efforts of AMU Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor have bore fruits with this achievement in centenary year of the University.

He added: “The Department of Medicine now will now be able to provide better health facilities to the patients from all the surrounding districts of Aligarh. The department will also provide better facilities to students pursuing postgraduate courses in the clinical Department of Medicine.”

Prof Beg has thanked the University Registrar; Finance Officer; Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Principal, JNMC for providing the necessary support during the MCI inspections on four different occasions at JNMC.

Prof Beg informed that the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Principal, JNMC have received the official letter for the increase in number of seats from Dr Rakesh Kumar Vats, Secretary General, Medical Council of India (MCI), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

The letter stated that JNMC has been permitted to increase the number of seats in MD (General Medicine) course from the 2020-21 academic session, under Section 10A of Indian Medical Council (IMC) Act, 1956.

AMU Vice Chancellor, Prof Tariq Mansoor said that the increase in the number of seats is a tribute to the vision of modern scientific education of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, who dedicated his life in infusing scientific temper, critical inquiry and objectivity among common people.

He showed gratitude to the Medical Council of India and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for permitting AMU to have 21 seats is MD (General Medicine) in the year, when AMU is commemorating its 100th year.

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