Delhi Medical College to begin online MBBS classes from May 1
New Delhi: The Vardhman Mahavir Medical College (VMMC) attached with Delhi's reputed Safdarjung Hospital is going to begin online MBBS classes from May 1st. All the institutes had stopped the classes after the lockdown was imposed by the government due to ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
An online class has several pros especially during the time of social distancing. The medical college administration had conducted a one month trial of online classes for MBBS students to know whether the initiative would be successful or not. Now, with the results in hand, the MBBS students of VMMC can attend their lectures without hindering their academic studies.
The regular online classes are scheduled to begin from May 1st and the Urology department will start online teaching from May 2.
Speaking to ANI about the development, Dr Anup Kumar, Professor and Head of Urology and Renal Transplant Department, Safdarjung Hospital informed, "As per the plan, regular online classes would be held for all the semesters of the MBBS students starting from May 1 whereas the Urology dept will start class from May 2. We are trying to replicate the same atmosphere in the online education program here."
"The regular online teaching will be conducted through 'Microsoft Team' as it would serve the purpose of two-way communications which is helpful for both teacher and students," said Dr Kumar.
Highlighting some of the good points on online classes, Dr Kumar said, "This is a good usage of technology for educating the students during the lockdown period. However, we do not know the level of attention that the students will be able to give during the online classes."
A calendar will be prepared similar to that of classes before lockdown to intimidate students about subjects, the professor said.Read Also: GMCH Chandigarh doubles salary of its MBBS interns; begins online classes amid coronavirus epidemic
Vardhman Mahavir Medical College was established at Safdarjung Hospital by the Government of India in November, 2001. Its inauguration was done by the then Honourable Prime Minister Sh. Atal Bihari Vajpayee on 17th December, 2001 in presence of Sh.L.K.Advani, Sh. C. P. Thakur and Founder Principal Dr. Jagdish Prasad. The College building was dedicated to the Nation by the Vice President Sh. M. Hamid Ansari on 20th Nov. 2007 in the presence of Honourable Health Minister Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss. The first batch of MBBS students was admitted in February, 2002. Post-graduate courses (MD/MS) in clinical subjects were running at Safdarjung Hospital even before the establishment of VMMC. The (MD/MS) course in Pre and Para clinical subjects were started in year 2011. Over the period of time, the numbers of MD/MS seats have been increased. The College also is running super specialization (Mch/DM).
VMMC is affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University; New Delhi. Over a decade the VMMC College has established itself as a prominent medical institution in India. (A Medical marvel by as India Today Aspire August 2013.