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Health varsity team inspects applicants

Thrissur: Kerala University for Health and Allied Sciences (KUHAS) Vice-Chancellor K. Mohandas has said that the process of affiliation of healthcare professional colleges in the State to the university is likely to be completed by the end of June.

The governing council of KUHAS that met here on Saturday decided to form eight faculties and ratified the decisions of its Vice-Chancellor regarding the affiliation process. Under five universities in the State, there are 190-odd healthcare professional colleges in different streams.

“New applications for affiliation received by the five universities from healthcare professional colleges have been transferred to KUHAS. A KUHAS inspection commission has visited 75 per cent of the applicants and examined facilities. On the basis of its recommendation, consent of affiliation has been denied to a few applicants,” Dr. Mohandas told The Hindu.

The governing council decided to form faculties for medicine, Ayurveda, homoeopathy, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, allied health sciences and paramedical sciences. There will a Dean each for student welfare, academic affairs and research.

Examinations

The council entrusted the Vice-Chancellor with the task of appointing the standing council and auditors. Dr. Mohandas said that medical examinations for 2010-11 would be conducted on time. “In January, I had called a meeting of principals of medical colleges. Their major concern was time-bound conduct of examinations. KUHAS is committed to fulfilling this need. From 2011-12 or 2012-13, the university wants to give every student an examination calendar for the entire course,” he said.

On June 6, a meeting will held to hand over 63.6 acres of land to KUHAS. Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan is expected to take part. Health Secretary Usha Titus; K. Mohandas; and others attended.

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