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Academic session begins at AIIMS-Bibinagar

The main building of the AIIMS Bibinagar in Yadadri-Bhuvanagiri district.

The main building of the AIIMS Bibinagar in Yadadri-Bhuvanagiri district.   | Photo Credit: SingamVenkataramana

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A low-key affair, only students and parents attend orientation session

The much-awaited All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bibinagar, began its maiden academic year on Tuesday, admitting 50 students for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree.

“With proximity to Hyderabad, the brand ‘AIIMS Bibinagar’ is already in demand. The institute will become fully developed soon, but your part is to study and excel in this field,” Director of AIIMS-Bhopal, also incharge director of AIIMS-Bibinagar, Sarman Singh told students at the welcome and orientation session.

The inaugural of AIIMS Bibinagar, confined to “inaugural of academic session only” by officials, was a low-key affair without political and media fanfare, and comprised only students, parents and the staff.

Not political

According to an official of AIIMS-Bhopal, the mentoring institution for the new facility, “the idea was not to disturb an entire academic year and hence only the inaugural of classes now. And it is not a political event.”

Apart from the confusion due to lack of information to the district administration and leaders in the government, the inaugural session was delayed by the tension caused by villagers protesting improper compensation for their acquired lands.

Residents of Pagidipalle, Rangapur and Bibinagar raised slogans outside the institute demanding compensation and employment to locals, leading to tension for a brief period.

Key person

The situation was pacified when former MP Bura Narsaiah Goud, who was also gheraoed, assured that their problems would be taken to the notice of Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao. The police too was on its toes till the programme concluded in the evening.

Mr. Goud, one of the key persons who expedited AIIMS sanction, said he was here to congratulate and wish success to the students. Along with local leaders, he inspected the college’s infrastructure and later cut a cake marking the inaugural.

Classes for the batch of 50 students will be held at the NIMS block, and construction of departments like Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry, and hostels and dining for men and women are complete.

A host of senior officials from AIIMS, including Registrar Benny Abraham, Dean of students Arneet Arora, and others, were present at the interaction with students and parents.

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