|PRESS RELEASE BY MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE|
26-April, 2013 14:34 IST
Shortage of Faculty Members In medical Colleges
|The requirement of teaching faculty in any medical college and other disciplines of medical sciences is determined by the regulations framed by the respective professional Councils. An institution is given recognition/renewal by the respective Council only on meeting the minimum standard requirements as per the regulations.|
In so far as the six new AIIMS being set up under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana at Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Jodhpur, Patna, Raipur and Rishikhesh are concerned, the requirement of faculty has been assessed and the number of faculty assessed is 289 posts.
A number of steps have been taken in order to meet the increasing need of medical faculty, which include the following:
(i) the teacher student ratio in postgraduate courses has been increased to 1:2. The ratio has further been increased to 1:3 for some specialities such as Anaesthesiology, Forensic Science and Radio-therapy.
(ii) Age limit for appointment/extension/re-employment against posts of teachers/ dean/principal/director in medical colleges has been enhanced from 65 to 70 years
(iii) DNB qualifications have also been recognized for appointment to various faculty posts in medical colleges.
As per the existing Medical Council of India regulations, doctors with Postgraduate Diploma qualifications can be employed in medical colleges/institutions as Tutor/ Demonstrator / Residents / Senior Residents.
This information was given by Minister for Health & Family Welfare Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad, in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.
(Release ID :95085)