Archive for February, 2010
A medical college offering Ayurveda courses would be started next year in Mahe as there was good response to it in the region, home and health minister E Valsaraj said here today. Mahe in Kerala is an enclave of the Union Territory of Puducherry.
Speaking after inaugurating the two-day ninth annual conference of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Associations of Plastic Surgeons here, Valsaraj said the first Puducherry government run medical college would go on stream in the 2010-11 academic year, offering 150 MBBS seats.
Stating that Puducherry was now becoming a hub of medical education in the country, he pointed out that there are already seven medical colleges in the private sector.
Asserting that there was a need to restructure courses in government arts colleges here, he said Mahe region had an artscollege started some 40 years ago. Although the 10 courses offered in this college could have a student strength of 240, around 160 seats went abegging.
Outdated arts and science courses would have no relevance in the changing context. Hence collegiate education required to be revamped he said.
Vice Chancellor of Pondicherry University JAK Tareen who presided and released a souvenir of the conference, said the university was keen on having collaborative programmes and academic activities with medical colleges in Union Territory. New non-clinical courses were also finalised for introduction in the university, he said.