Engineering colleges to soon start offering medical courses
The Indian medical system has seen incredible development in the last years, yet there is a major discussion to change the methods for Indian medical education and its approach in India. Today India has the highest number of medical universities, 529 colleges out of which 269 are in government and 260 are in the private sector.
Despite the fact that numerous institutions mushroomed, education quality must be improved to be at par with the global standards.
As per the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry, there are around 10 lakh doctors in India out of which, just eight lakh are in active practice. The information further highlights that there is just one doctor for each 1,600 individuals, which is much below the doctor to patient ratio of 1:1000 recommended by WHO. With Indian medical education neglecting to deliver as far as quality and quantity of medical professionals, the demand for quality doctors is growing rapidly, especially after the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ held a virtual meeting recently with the decision-makers of the IITs, NITs, IIITs, IISc and IISERs to talk about COVID-19 management, online learning and effective implementation of NEP 2020. As per the official press release, engineering institutes – IISc Bangalore and IIT Kharagpur will start offering medical courses, according to the minister to add more development in the NEP 2020.
The Minister of Education likewise examined the research work completed by these organizations to address Covid’s circumstance. He adulates the research center for anticipating minimal expense RT-PCR machines, kits, ventilators, Covid trends, and creating mathematical modeling, which are freely accessible to the state health department. According to the notice, “A significant number of our research items have been commercialized through incubation cells and startups set up by these research centers over the previous year.”
Indeed, even now, India fights to fulfill the need and supply chain in medical education. With the growing populace, more students pick medication as a profession, however, because of the limitations of medical seats in colleges, they either need to seek different opportunities or go abroad for their education.
According to the official notice, “In a meeting between the board members of IIT, IISER, NITS and IISc and the Federal Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal,” Nishank “, the institution was commended for its contribution to the fight against COVID. Many engineering laboratories not only studied during times of crisis, but also plan to teach medicine as a field of study. IISc Bangalore and IIT Kharagpur will soon begin their medical courses. This is part of many proposals under the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, which proposes that institutions become interdisciplinary.
Indian medical education system is advancing each day and endeavoring to reach global principles. It is advancing in concocting preventive medication for different diseases through top-notch medical technology. This must be empowered and underlined from the grass-root level at the hour of education by authorities and universities. India’s education should focus more on research than classroom training. The developed nations spend a decent amount of money on R&D Science and technology from their GDP.