GUWAHATI: Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who is the Chancellor of Srimanta Sankardeva University (SSU) of Health Sciences, entrusted vice-chancellor of the university Dr Dhrubajyoti Bora to take necessary initiative for medical sciences curriculum in vernacular language.
The Chief Minister attended the 5th General Council Meeting of the University at Janata Bhavan today along with other members of the Council and discussed the academic and administrative initiatives of the university.
The General Council took several key decisions aiming at boosting the academic environment and bringing in a robust administrative mechanism at the university. The decisions taken in the meeting include digitalization of certain services of the university, the introduction of the three-tier fellowship programme, i.e. senior fellowship (PG level), fellowship (Degree level) and special fellowship (Dental, Nursing etc. courses); suitable arrangement for inspection of medical colleges for ensuring best practices and quality services, uniform academic routine for all medical colleges that function under the university and Unique Identification Number for students and faculties.
The General Council discussed the suggestion made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the development of the curriculum of medical sciences in vernacular languages and entrusted the vice-chancellor of the university Dr Dhrubajyoti Bora to take the necessary initiative on the matter.
The Chief Minister emphasized the need for permanent campus of the university in the meeting to streamline its functioning. He asked the VC and Chief Engineer, PWD (Health and Education) to ensure early completion of the initial process for construction of the administrative building with boundary wall of the university at the land provided by the government for the purpose at Baihata Chariali so that the administrative and basic academic activities can be carried out from the campus within 2 years.
He also asked the university to focus on research that can be translated from 'Lab to Field' to benefit the common people, a press release said.