PUNE: Students of the BJ Government Medical College (BJGMC) attached with Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) have developed a smartphone application called 'My BJGMC' for students and college management for easy communication between them.
The application also provides information related to scholarships along with an e-book collection for free. The application includes blood groups of students, in case of emergencies.
Speaking to Sakal Times, Parag Patil, a student of third year at BJGMC said all students with the college are enrolled on the app.
“Information related to blood group of the students is also collected. This can help everyone in emergencies. Also, as students are new, they are unaware of the location of wards. We have a navigation system which has a map of the college so that students can find their way and help patients,” said Patil.
He said often Heads of Department are not easily available. “Their details such as phone numbers and email ids are provided on the app to facilitate communication,” said Patil.
He said students miss out on scholarship details, which will now be put up as notifications on this application, which took a year to develop and was launched this month.
Dr Harish Tatiya, Assistant Professor of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology at BJGMC said the step was taken as an initiative to go 'paperless'.
“A lot of undergraduate students do not get the circulars and notifications and miss out on important things. This app will keep them up to date and help them get in touch with respective authorities. We will also be strengthening the alumni association by making a digital database for the same. The paperless platform will also provide time-table, exam and duty schedule for students,” said Dr Tatiya.
Others who were a part of the project were Mayank Thakare of second year and app developers Digvijay Mendgudli and Deepesh Malviya.
Along with Students' Council, Dean Dr Ajay Chandanwale played an active role.
WHAT INFO THE APP GIVES
- Timetable, exam and duty schedule for students.
- Contact details of HoDs
- Scholarship details for students
- Circulars and notifications for students
- Location of all ward
- Blood group of students
- Strong database of alumni association members