The Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) will open its seventh medical college in Rajasthan’s Alwar. The Union government has granted permission to the ministry of labour and employment to open the medical college at Alwar.
The Union government granted permission as ESIC has a 55-bedded well-equipped hospital at Alwar. The Centre also granted permission to appoint faculty for the proposed medical college that will give admissions to 100 students.
According to the ESIC’s deputy director (medical education) V K Sharma, the Union government has granted permission for the facility that will have a dean, senior and junior residents (tutors), professors and assistant professors. The medical college will also have nurses, para-medical and ministerial staff for which the Union government has granted permission.
Thus, Alwar will have its second medical college. The other medical college is run by the state government. The admission to the ESIC medical college will be done through the NEET, an all-India competitive examination for admission to medical colleges.
About ESIC medical colleges
In order to overcome the shortage of medical manpower in ESI Hospitals and dispensaries and to provide quality medical care to its Insured persons and beneficiaries, the ESI Corporation entered into the field of medical education by way of setting up of its own medical colleges, dental colleges, nursing colleges, Post-Graduate Institutes of Medical Science & Research (PGIMSRs) and Para-Medical Training Institutes all over the country.
ESIC’s first Medical College at Rajajinagar, Bangalore, Karnataka, was started with the admission of the first batch of 100 students of MBBS course from the academic session 2012-13. Presently, ESIC is running six medical colleges at KK Nagar, Chennai; Joka, Kolkata; Rajajinagar, Bangalore; Gulbarga, Karnataka; Faridabad, Haryana; and Sanathnagar, Hyderabad, Telangana.
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