Jammu & Kashmir

Health and Medical Education dept gets administrative control of two JK colleges

An aerial view of a college in JK. [FPK File Photo]

Srinagar: The Administrative Council (AC) which met here under the chairmanship of the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, today approved the transfer of administrative control of two B.Sc Nursing Colleges of Jammu and Srinagar to the Health and Medical Education Department.

Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary, J&K and Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor attended the meeting.

These B.Sc Nursing Colleges were established in 2016 by the Higher Education Department, one at Government College for Women Gandhi Nagar, Jammu and another in Government College for Women, M.A Road Srinagar.

The first batch of the course started in September 2019. However, the teaching faculty for the medical curriculum in these colleges was being provided by the Health and Medical Education Department.

The aim of opening these Colleges was to provide technical education in the health sector, especially to the female students of both divisions to address the shortage of human resources in the health sector and promote women empowerment.

To provide sectoral expertise to the nursing colleges, the Administrative Council has approved the transfer of the administrative control to the Health and Medical Education Department.

With the decision, all incomes and expenses of these colleges will now be accounted in the budget of the Health and Medical Education Department.

The Health and Medical Education Department will also bear the responsibility for all further development in these colleges, including admissions, teaching and award of degrees/diplomas.

Accordingly, the two colleges along with students enrolled, faculty and allied human resource as well as all movable assets will also be transferred to the Health and Medical Education Department.


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