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Call for transparency in certifying professional colleges

MAKING A POINT: Chandrashekar Shetty, former Vice-Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, inaugurating the third All-India Physiotherapy Students' Conference in Mangalore on Friday.

MAKING A POINT: Chandrashekar Shetty, former Vice-Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, inaugurating the third All-India Physiotherapy Students' Conference in Mangalore on Friday.  



Staff Correspondent

`Many such institutions lack proper infrastructure and good teaching staff'



MANGALORE: There is a need for more transparency while scrutinising applications for setting up professional health education institutions, the former Vice-Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, Chandrashekar Shetty has said. Inaugurating the third All-India Physiotherapy Students' Conference organised by the South Kanara Physiotherapy Teachers' Association as part of "Physio Week 06" here on Friday, Dr. Shetty said this is necessary as higher education in India is at a crossroads. Referring to the mushrooming of nursing colleges, he said a majority of them lack proper infrastructure and good teaching staff. On the association's move seeking the setting up of a Physiotherapy Council of India, Dr. Shetty said the Centre has established the Rehabilitation Council and brought physiotherapy professionals under its ambit. He advised the association not to let themselves be regulated by a council and opt for self-regulation.

Dr. Shetty presented awards to meritorious students.



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