Jamia Hamdard University has introduced new paramedical courses, which is to be offered from the ensuing session 2013.

Last Updated: 2013-05-20T10:16:21+05:30

Jamia Hamdard Introduces New Paramedical Courses

This year, the Jamia Hamdard University will offer new paramedical courses along with other healthcare programmes.

In a statement issued by the Vice Chancellor, Dr. G. N. Qazi, has said that, this year, the university has introduced some very interesting course such as - BSc medical imaging technology, BSc emergency trauma care techniques, BSc optometry, BSc operation theatre techniques, BSc cardiology laboratory techniques, and BSc dialysis techniques. These courses have been introduced keeping in mind the needs of the industry. Moreover, there newly courses to be offered are of paramount and vital importance to the healthcare industry. He added that there is a huge dearth of quality healthcare professionals, which their courses and teaching pedagogy shall address.

Dr. G. N. Qazi has also mentioned that the newly introduced course had an overwhelming response from students. The admissions are open till May 31, 2013. Interested candidates are requested to apply on or before the deadline prescribed. Each student has to apply to the university on its prescribed form and provide their NEET roll number. Moreover, no student will be admitted to the University for any course without having a valid NEET score. He informed that the undergraduate courses approved by the medical council or any other council, the 50th percentile of their list will be the cut-off. It is going to be a tough order for students to get into these courses. Even for reserved seats, the cut-offs shall apply. Besides, the University will not compromise on the cut-offs at all.

Furthermore, the Vice Chancellor, Dr. G. N. Qazi, has mentioned the reason for the university to discontinue its MBBS entrance exam and decide to consider NEET scores. He said that last year, they admitted the first batch of students for our MBBS programme through the University’s own admission process — an all-India exam held which was by and large successful. However, they came across various challenges, the most important being impersonation of students. In addition, they also had to disqualify around a dozen students. He added that he would like to highlight that in the higher education system, it is not strange for many colleges, but it was their first experience and therefore, they decided they will hereafter not conduct their own examination and choose for the mainstream.

However, he added that even though the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET), announced by the CBSE, may not be applying to them as being a minority institution, they decided to take students through NEET. They are admitting students not only for the MBBS programme but for all our healthcare programmes, which is unprecedented. Besides, he added that no other university, as far as they know, has so far opted for this. He informed that admissions for all paramedical courses such as Bachelor in unani medicine, Bachelor in pharmacy, Bachelor in nursing, Bachelor in physiotherapy will be done on the basis of students score in the NEET entrance exam.

- By Archana Sharma
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