IoM bows to TU pressure, meet to discuss affiliation

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu
IoM bows to TU pressure, meet to discuss affiliation

Mar 16, 2015-

Relenting to pressure from the Tribhuvan University to grant affiliations, the Institute of Medicine has called an “emergency” meeting of the faculty board on Thursday.

In the wake of the second directives by the TU, the IoM on Monday decided to hold the meeting this week. For the second time in two weeks, the university last week directed the IoM to award affiliation to medical colleges. Dr Rakesh Shriwastav, the IoM dean, confirmed the meeting.

The TU has been pressuring the IoM for affiliation following a directive from Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on February 13 to start the affiliation process for medical colleges that have fulfilled all the legal requirements and have infrastructure to run MBBS programmes.

The Faculty Board, which is the IoM’s highest authority for academic activities, can decide on college affiliation. A two-thirds majority of the 32-member board has to endorse the decision to permit new affiliations.

The members include IoM office bearers, faculty doctors and representatives from the ministries of Education and Health.

Published: 17-03-2015 09:09

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