Medical institutes to be assessed by State govt

Sakal Times
Sunday, 22 October 2017

A government resolution (GR), issued by the State, has stated that it has been noticed that many medical institutes lack proper educational facilities, have unqualified and inexperienced faculty members and low infrastructure. “Considering ours is a private medical college, it is liable to provide all sorts of facilities and have qualified teachers as well. However, the teacher-student ratio in our college is inappropriate. Only one teacher is deployed to teach in a class of 153 students

Pune: The State government will soon conduct an impact assessment and bring all medical institutes under the scanner to scrutinise whether the educational facilities, faculty members and other facilities to aide students education is appropriate or not.

A government resolution (GR), issued by the State, has stated that it has been noticed that many medical institutes lack proper educational facilities, have unqualified and inexperienced faculty members and low infrastructure. “Considering ours is a private medical college, it is liable to provide all sorts of facilities and have qualified teachers as well. However, the teacher-student ratio in our college is inappropriate. Only one teacher is deployed to teach in a class of 153 students. This is a disadvantage since we have vast MBBS syllabus but less time to finish it. Most of us find Youtube videos a better solution to understanding a topic than class theory lectures,” said Pratiksha Bansali, a second-year MBBS student.

Students also said that the quality of teaching method needs to be changed as a large portion becomes difficult to understand only through reading slides, presentations and book explanation.

They said that audio-visual elements should be added in the teaching process.

Another student of nursing from a renowned city-based government college, on condition of anonymity, said, “There is comparatively less number of books in the library. We are medical students and require a vast knowledge of everything. We do have books, which are limited to theory, but don’t have books that will give us extra knowledge, thus restricting our sources.”

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