With NMC nod, MBBS seats in CMC Ludhiana increased to 100
Ludhiana: The Christian Medical College, CMC Ludhiana, will now offer the MBBS course in 100 seats as the institute has got the nod from the National Medical Commission (NMC) for increasing its intake capacity from 75 to 100. The confirmation regarding this came from the announcement made by the principal of the medical college, Professor Jeyaraj D Pandian, adds...
Ludhiana: The Christian Medical College, CMC Ludhiana, will now offer the MBBS course in 100 seats as the institute has got the nod from the National Medical Commission (NMC) for increasing its intake capacity from 75 to 100.
The confirmation regarding this came from the announcement made by the principal of the medical college, Professor Jeyaraj D Pandian, adds Hindustan Times.
Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, which is a private, minority-run teaching hospital, began its journey back in 1894. The graduates from this medical college work in several Christian Mission hospitals spread across the country.
As per the latest media report by Hindustan Times, on the occasion of announcing the increase in MBBS seats in the medical college, Dr William Bhatti, director of the CMCL lauded the efforts given by the staff of the institution over the years. Besides, he also thanked the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) and the Government of Punjab for supporting the college to get the NMC approval for extra seats.
On the other hand, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Dr. Raj Bahadur, and a faculty member Dr Pandian also praised the administration and mentioned how the increase in MBBS seats would help CMC to make sure that in rural areas of India healthcare professionals are available in the right numbers.
While commenting on the matter, Dr. Pandian said, "The CMCL trains graduates to work in 148 affiliated Christian Mission Hospitals in our country. Many of these hospitals are serving in underdeveloped regions of the nation."
Meanwhile highlighting the student-support programmes offered by the institute on its campus, Dr Abhilasha Williams and Dr Shereen Varghese, faculty members pointed out that by promoting extracurricular activities the institute ensures that the students get access to holistic development.
The institute has been providing training to faculty members belonging to other medical colleges in India through a nodal centre and the CMCL-FAIMER Regional Institute. Co-convener of the nodal centre, Dr Monika Sharma clarified that their training includes various components of MBBS' new competency-based curriculum including new assessment methods, internal assessment, e-learning, curriculum planning and implementation, and educational research.
Referring to the significance of the new curriculum, Dr. Pandian, who is also the vice-principal of the medical college expressed his hope that the added MBBS seats would draw students from other parts of the country.
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