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Mon, 20 Aug 2018

Northeast Today

Mizoram to Open its First Medical College on August 7

Mizoram to Open its First Medical College on August 7
July 30
13:19 2018

Mizoram’s first medical college, Mizoram Institute of Medical Education & Research Centre (MIMER), will be inaugurated on August 7, officials said on Sunday.

Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla will inaugurate the medical college, while Health Minister Lal Thanzara, Finance Minister Lalsawta and Agriculture Minister KS Thanga will also attend the inaugural function at Falkawn village about 16 km south of Aizawl as guest of hounour, an official also said.

MIMER director Dr. L. Fimate said hectic preparations are on for the inaugural function. He also said that classes are likely to commence from August 13.

According to the director, the medical college will open its door with three departments – Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry in the first year. He said that the medical college would have initial intake of 100 seats out of which 70 per cent is reserved for the state, 15 per cent for central pool quota and another 15 per cent for Non-Resident Indian (NRI).

Of the 70 seats state quota, 62 seats have been filled and 8 students have been admitted from the NRI quota, while central pool quota is yet to be filled, he said, adding that admission is going on.

Fimate said that the medical college has the pre-requisite infrastructure and faculties to begin classes. He added that the medical college has sufficient machines, equipment and enough spaces (class room) to function as medical college.

According to the director, efforts are on to improve the infrastructure.

Officials of MIMER said that the medical college at present has 74 teaching faculties including 3 professors, 4 associate professors, 28 assistant professors, 8 senior resident doctors, 17 junior resident doctors and 14 demonstrators, which means that it has met 75% requirement of teaching staffs.

As per norms of Letter of Permission, the state government was granted to make recruitment of 409 staffs including, 104 teaching staffs, 33 administrative staffs, 44 technical staffs, 54 ancillary staffs, and 174 nursing staffs for the establishment of the medical college.

Officials also said that the state government would have to incur an expenditure of Rs 40-50 crore annually for running the medical college.

As for students, day scholars will have to spend Rs 80,550 and hostellers will need to spend 98,250 in a year for studying in the medical college.

- The Morung Express

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