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NTR University of Health Sciences (NTRUHS), Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh


NTR University of Health Sciences (NTRUHS), Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
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Vijayawada (District Krishna)
Andhra Pradesh, India
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NTR University of Health Sciences (NTRUHS), Vijayawada Andhra Pradesh is a University recognised by UGC. Status: State University. NTR University of Health Sciences (NTRUHS), Vijayawada Andhra Pradesh is also known as Dr NT Rama Rao University of Health Sciences.
NTR University of Health Sciences (NTRUHS) is situated in Vijayawada of Andhra Pradesh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Fax # of NTR University of Health Sciences (NTRUHS), Vijayawada Andhra Pradesh is +91-866-2450463, 2453830.

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Website of NTR University of Health Sciences (NTRUHS), Vijayawada Andhra Pradesh is www.ntruhs.ap.nic.in.

Vice Chancellor : Prof AV Krishnam Raju, Telephone: +91-866- 2451374, Fax : 0866-2450463.

Registrar : Prof T Venugopala Rao, Telephone: +91-866-2450431, Fax : 0866 - 2453830.

Contact Details of NTR University of Health Sciences (NTRUHS), Vijayawada Andhra Pradesh are : Ph: 0866-2451206, 2451207, 2451208, 2451209, 24512010
Telex :475 - 269 UHS IN


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The Government of Andhra Pradesh has the distinction of establishing the first University of Health Sciences fulfilling the recommendations of several committees.Thus the 'Andhra Pradesh University of Health Sciences' was established by the Act.No. 6 of the Andhra Pradesh legislature and was inaugurated on 9-4-1986 by the late Sri N.T. Rama Rao, the then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.The University of Health Sciences started functioning at Vijayawada from 01-11-1986. After the death of its founder Sri N.T. Rama Rao the University was named after him as NTR University of Health Sciences, Andhra Pradesh with effect from 2.2.98 vide Act No.4 of 1998.

The University was established with the objectives of

* To improve the standards of Medical Education including Research

* By conducting a common entrance examination to the courses in all the institutions affiliated thereto;

* By implementing uniform curriculum in all courses

The University office was temporarily accommodated in the Siddhartha Medical College building and functioned in that limited space till March, 2002. In April, 2002 it moved into its building which is having spacious accommodation for the office and staff, and waiting area for students and other visitors. Separate counters for admissions, examinations etc., are provided in the hall. There is a library and computer center from where the library network is operated. Guest house facility is available with different categories of accommodation for the faculty, examiners etc. The Examination section is housed in a separate area with special security. Because of electronically controlled access, the examination section is accessible only to authorized staff and officers working in the section. Bio-metric Electronic Attendance recording is also installed.

The University is governed by the Executive Council, the Finance Committee, the Boards of Studies, the Academic Senate and the Planning Board. The University has Graduate, Post-Graduate Degree and Diploma and Super Specialty courses in Modern Medicine, Graduate and PG Degrees Courses in Dental Surgery, Nursing, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, and Unani, Graduate degree courses in Naturopathy, Physiotherapy and Medical Lab Technology and PG course in M.Sc.Applied Nutrition.

The total number of colleges affiliated to the University at the time of its establishment was 27. Now the affilated colleges has now gone up to 316.

The Degrees awarded by the University are recognized by the Statutory bodies like the Medical Council of India , the Dental Council of India, the Central Council of Indian Medicine and the Central Council of Homoeopathy and Indian Nursing Council .

MOU: The University has a MOU with the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (SIUSOM) Springfield. Illinois, USA. As a part of the MOU a highly successful International Conference on Medical Education and Technology was held in January, 2002 in collaboration with the SIUSOM. Further, as a follow up to that, workshops have been conducted in several Medical Colleges in which the faculty participated with great enthusiasm, and derived great benefit.

As a part of the MOU three members of the faculty have been given a placement in that University for training in Medical Education Technology under an ECFMG-FAIMER Fellowship.

NTR University of Health Sciences is conducting interactive Programme on Research Methodology which will focus on Medical Research with the following objectives:

* Identify the potential areas for research in their field of specialization

* Effectively guide the research scholars in the preparation of project proposals, monitor the research project work and guide them in successful completion of research project.

The University has introduced Ph.D. Courses for those having PG degree in subjects of Modern Medicine and is planning to start the same in Unani and Nursing faculties soon.

In the faculty of Modern Medicine even the students possessing MBBS, M.Sc. Medical Sciences or M.Sc. Science groups of pre clinical and para clinical subjects may be considered for admission to Ph.D. based on performance in an Entrance Examination specifically conducted for the purpose.The qualifying marks shall be 60% since this provision is intended only to encourage the excellent candidates without MD, MS, DM or M.Ch. degree to pursue research in the field of Modern Medicine. For other than in-service candidates a grant of fellowship from CSIR, NET, ICMR, UGC etc. is a pre requisite. Duration of the Ph.D. course will be two years for candidates with MD, MS, DM or M.Ch. degree, while it will be 4 years for candidates having M.Sc. and MBBS 3 years for candidates having M.Phil.

Library Learning Resource Centre

The digital library of Dr.NTRUHS has a collection of both print and electronic books and journals.

In addition to regular services like circulation, reprograhic service, reference service, the library provides 'net based service' to the users of all affiliated colleges of the university.

Online Service: This service provides literature search material to doctors, research scholars, Scientists and Para Medical students.

CD ROM Service:This is an offline facility. Proquest Medical Library is also available on a series of CD ROMs. Like the Online system, the CDs Provide information

As this is a central library, it covers all the medical subjects like allopathy,homoeopathy,ayurveda,naturopathy and yoga.

The Digital Library is equiped with multi-media and internet service and well equiped repographic section.

The Digital Library has become member of ERMED e-journal consortium hosted by National Medical Library, New Delhi.

The staff and students of the affiliated colleges can access 742 online journals in the University Library Click here for Subject wise Journals.

The University has established a consortium with the libraries of affiliated
colleges and named as NTRMEDNET Consortium.

NTR varsity embroiled in quota allotment row

July 16: Students belonging to the general category have alleged injustice in the manner of allotment of MBBS seats during the Eamcet medical counselling conducted by the NTR University of Health Sciences. The students alleged that the NTRUHS officials were allotting seats to students of reserved quota in violation of the Supreme Court s orders issued last year. At present, reserved quota students are allowed to opt for seats in the merit quota based on their Eamcet rank. The vacancy thus arising in the reserved quota on account of this is also being filled with reserved quota students, which is unfair, allege the students.

The students added that they were losing around 500 MBBS seats on account of the lopsided policy of the state government, leading to reserved quota students bagging 80 per cent of the total seats. The students demanded that the seats falling vacant due to reserved quota students opting for merit quota, be open for admission to students from all categories. The state government had issued a Government Order in 2002 wherein if a student from reserved categories secures a seat in merit quota, the vacancy thus arising in the reserved quota should be filled with the students from reserved categories only.

For instance, if a student from BC-SC-ST categories secures a seat in merit quota, the vacancy arising in respective quotas should be filled through students from BC-SC-ST category only. General category (OC) students alleged that the GO was providing dual benefit for students from reserved categories at the cost of merit students belonging to the general category.

The SC had on May 7, 2010 given directions in a case between Union of India and Ramesh Roy that vacant seats arising on account of reserved quota students opting for merit quota should be filled as per merit only and should not be allotted for reserved quota students, said Mr G. Karunakar Reddy, president, OC Welfare Association.

MBBS admissions mired in mystery

Utter confusion prevails over MBBS admissions in minority medical colleges as the managements have failed to issue a notification till now.

While the NTR University of Health Sciences, the regulator of medical colleges in the state, has been conducting online counselling for non-minority colleges since July 19 in a transparent manner through single window system, the minority colleges have been shying away from adopting the same procedures.

Worse still, the minority colleges have decided to conduct individual admissions this year too and that too for a single day though the norms stipulate that the seats should be filled through single window counselling.

Students are being informed that the admissions will begin separately in each college starting July 28. Students and parents are tensed as only a week left for the admissions to begin. They are totally unaware about where to obtain applications forms and where to submit them.

Despite minority colleges openly flouting the norms on MBBS admissions every year, neither the department of minority welfare nor the NTRUHS have bothered to take any corrective steps this year.

Unless the state government and the NTRUHS intervene immediately, the merit students from minority categories who secured good ranks in Eamcet will be the sufferers. How can the government be confined to the role of a spectator when minority colleges openly flout norms and deprive seats to merit students from minority categories? Single window system should be enforced as directed by the SC, demanded Mr Mohd Ansari, president, Minorities Rights Protection Committee.

Minister stresses need to update medical education

The curriculum of medical education should be updated to suit the present day medical needs of people, opined the Union minister of state for human resource development, Ms D. Purandeswari.

The curriculum of medical education should be updated to suit the present day medical needs of people, opined the Union minister of state for human resource development, Ms D. Purandeswari.

Inaugurating the silver jubilee celebrations of Dr NTR University of Health Sciences here on Tuesday, she stressed the need for an intervention of old and new systems in medical education for better resu-lts. The medical education should be updated periodically with continuous research programmes, she added.

She said that three syste-ms including prevention, intervention and innovation should be introduced for better medical educati-on. Governments alone ca-nnot arrest the spread of diseases and people shou-ld maintain hygiene to pr-event spread of diseases.

Referring to innovation, she stressed the need for continuous updating of medical education.

Ms Purandeswari lauded the Arogyasri scheme and added that medical facilities should reach common man through innovative systems.

Earlier, she unveiled the statue of former chief minister N.T. Rama Rao. Praising NTR as a great reformist, she said that NTR has a great will power and always strived hard for the recognition for Telugu people. She said that NTR has set up Telugu University, Padm-avati Mahila University and Health University with a great vision.

Earlier addressing the programme, the Machilip-atnam MP, Mr K. Naray-ana Rao, MLCs Mr Chigurupati Varaprasad, Mr K.S. Lakshmana Rao and Mr Jelli Wilson expre-ssed concern over lack of academic campus for the health university though it has been celebrating silver jubilee. They appealed to peoples representatives to set aside political affiliations, and work for an academic campus to the university.

The leaders said that the Chief Minister, Mr N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, has sanctioned 75 acres of land for research programmes of the health university recently. But they felt that a suitable land should be allotted within the reach of the university. Earlier, the health university vice-chancellor, Dr I.V. Rao, explained about the pro-gress and achievements including online counselling introduced by the university. The university registrar, Mr T. Venugo-pala Rao welcomed the gathering. The Vijayawa-da East MLA, Mr Yelama-nchili Ravi, presided over the programme. MLCs Mr Ilapuram Venkaiah and Mr Satyanarayana Raju were present.

Though the minister for health and medical education, Mr D.L. Ravindra Reddy, has to participate as the chief guest for the silver jubilee celebrations, he failed to turn up. In addition the minister for secondary education, Mr K. Parthasarathi, and the Vijayawada MP, Mr Lagadapati Rajagopal, were present in the city, they failed to attend the silver jubilee celebrations of the health university, first of its kind in the country.

Failed medicos demand re-test

First-year medicos, who had failed to clear all the papers, have launched agitation programmes in medical colleges across the state demanding that NTR University of Health Sciences conduct the re-exams within 45 days as per MCI norms.

Students of Gandhi Medical College and Osmania Medical College in the city held demonstrations asking officials to conduct re-exams immediately.

They said NTRUHS has already delayed the re-exams by six months, due to which, they are facing the risk of losing an academic year.

They wanted the government to abolish the detention system and allow them to pursue MBBS course along with the main batch if they clear all the backlogs within 45 days.

About 1,500 students out of a total 4,800 from government and affiliated medical colleges of NTRUHS have failed to clear first year exams.

As per existing norms, unless students clear all the papers in first year, they will not be promoted to second year. These students will be separated from the main batch and rename referred batch. The classes will be held separately for these students.

The MCI abolished referred batch concept in April this year. It directed all the health universities to conduct re-exams for failed students within 45 days. But NTRUHS has been delaying the exams, said S. Swapnika, a first year MBBS student.

Students argue that most of the failed students have just a single backlog and it was unfair on the part of NTRUHS to ask them to wait for six months to clear it.

They said many students are subjected to mental agony on account of this.

Colleges sell MBBS, PG seats, says NGO

Cashing in on the huge demand for MBBS and post-graduate medical seats in the state, private medical colleges have begun admissions for filling management quota seats seven months in advance for the next academic year 2012-13. The managements can fill 40 per cent of seats on their own under the management quota. While the government prescribed fee is Rs 5.5 lakh per annum for management quota seats, it is an open secret that the managements charge up to Rs 70 lakh.

PG medical seats command a market rate of Rs 1 crore to Rs 1.5 crore. The demand is even more for PG seats in radiology, gynaecology, and paediatrics. Though some students, parents and voluntary organisations have taken up this issue of selling MBBS seats to the highest bidder with the NTR University of Health Sciences, which regulates medical colleges in the state, there has been no response from it.

Irked by this, the Save Merit Society, a voluntary organisation, has now complained to the AP High Court, state government and university officials. In its complaint, the society alleged that NTRUHS has failed to initiate any steps to curb sale of seats by private colleges despite bringing the issue to its notice several times.

Health varsity needs campus for research development: official

Dr. N.T.R. University of Health Sciences needs to establish a separate campus for academic and research development.

It will not only utilise its own resources for establishing a campus with all the required infrastructure but also initiate measures to access funds from the University Grants Commission and the Department of Science and Technology, said Registrar T. Venugopala Rao.

Prof. Rao said 75 acres was allotted to the university in Mangalagiri Government General Hospital (TB Sanatorium) for development of infrastructure for a Faculty Development Centre, Scientific Research in different specialities such as Genomics, Vaccinology, Proteonomics, Human Biotechnology, and Bio Informatics.

A well-equipped central library with digital and Net facilities, publication house from where the university periodicals could be generated, a central examination centre, where space could be provided for central valuation and preparation of examination material for despatch, would also be developed there, he said. An auditorium-convocation hall, seminar rooms, quarters for Vice-Chancellor, Registrar, and staff would also come up on the Mangalagiri campus, he said.

He said the State government, in an order dated October 21, 2011, transferred the land to the health university through the Department of Health Medicine and Family Welfare.

Prof. Rao said the university was going to establish departments of Public Health and Immunology. It had already contacted Public Health Foundation president K. Srinath Reddy seeking his help in establishing the department.

Indian Council for Medical Research Director-General Vishwa Mohan Katoch, who was conferred honorary degree of Doctor of Science, also promised to help the university get good research projects, Prof. Rao said.

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