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FIESTA: Students performing cultural programme in Tiruchi.
FIESTA: Students performing cultural programme in Tiruchi.

S. Aishwarya

TIRUCHI: Boundaries between medicine and engineering were fading and technology should be wedded to innovations to achieve medical breakthroughs, Vice-Chancellor of Bharathidasan University M. Ponnavaikko said.

Referring to the e-library facility at Tamil Nadu Dr. M. G. R. Medical University, Dr. Ponnavaikko suggested e-linking the website of K. A. P. Viswanatham Government Medical College with the online library of the university for easy access of medical resources for the students. He was speaking at the 10th anniversary celebrations of the college on Monday.

Centralised repositories must be created at the medical colleges and the institutions must be inter-connected online to facilitate round-the-clock access, he said. Launching the college’s website, National Service Scheme unit, Cooperative stores and Tamil Manram, he said students could float their academic insights online and make it an effective platform to share their ideas. Centre for Nanotechnology of the Bharathidasan University would be equipped with high-end microscopes and state-of-the-art research lab, he said.

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