Government seeks recognition for dermatology course at HIMS

The State government has written to the Medical Council of India (MCI) seeking recognition for the dermatology postgraduate course at the Hassan Institute of Medical Sciences (HIMS).

Additional Chief Secretary for Medical Education Department V. Manjula, on Monday, wrote to the Secretary of the Medical Council of India stating that B.C. Ravikumar, who is the director of the institute, would return to the department as a professor in nine months.

The MCI has refused to recognise the course in the college citing the vacancy in the post of professor in the department.

Ms. Manjula in her letter, a copy of which is with The Hindu, said the director’s post was a tenure-based post with a term of four years. Dr. Ravikumar had already completed three years and three months in office and would return to the department as a professor after nine months.

“As there is only one sanctioned post, another professor cannot be appointed,” she said.

Furthermore, she maintained that the institute had projected Dr. Ravikumar as professor of the department following the guidelines of the MCI, which clearly mentioned that dean of the institute could work as a unit head, not as head of the department.

The institute had submitted the same in the declaration form during the inspection for recognition and in the application seeking one-time enhancement of seats.

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