First MBBS batch at Kalyani AIIMS to start classes this year
- January 24, 2019
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First MBBS batch at Kalyani AIIMS to start classes this year, KOLKATA/KALYANI: The Bengal AIIMS at Kalyani will start its first MBBS batch this year with 50 seats. AIIMS Delhi will conduct the 2019 admission test on May 25 and 26. Officials from Delhi will visit Kalyani to check the infrastructure and construction progress on Wednesday. The classes too will start this year.
Director of AIIMS, Kalyani said: “There are 50 seats for MBBS students here.Professor Dipika Deka
According to an official, 60% to 70% construction work of the first year students’ building is complete. When TOI visited the campus, it found that various blocks of the new medical school are being constructed rapidly.
The official added that after observing the progress of construction work, recruitment of the faculty members will start. Senior doctors in the city, however, are apprehensive whether the new AIIMS at Kalyani will get adequate teachers because most medical colleges in Bengal have a dearth of professors.
A parliamentary committee had already found a major shortage of faculty at the new AIIMS at Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Jodhpur, Patna, Raipur and Rishikesh.
Education ministry sources earlier said AIIMS Kalyani would start functioning without an out patient department (OPD) from February 2019, after the first phase of the project gets completed. The hospital, however, is expected to start by September when the MBBS class starts.
Kalyani SDO Eunis Rishin Ismile, however, said the health ministry sources stated they are trying to open the OPD by March or April.
The entire project cost of the 180-acre medical college is estimated to be around Rs 1,754 crore.
Local Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Mondal is doubtful if the hospital can start by September with the first-year MBBS batch.
He said: “Though the construction work is on rapidly, many things, which are needed to run an institute, are lagging. I do not know if the project can get over in the next couple of months.”