Published: 02nd December 2022
UP launches mentorship programme for medical faculty under 'Mission Niramaya'
As a part of the programme, two faculty members of each institute will be trained in teaching skills
Aimed at improving healthcare services in Uttar Pradesh under 'Mission Niramaya', as many as 12 institutes have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the state medical faculty to mentor nursing and paramedical education.
Intending to prepare a more skilled workforce to cater to the medical needs of the state, the institutes will be evaluated on their teaching, pedagogy, availability of infrastructure, and behavioural skills of the students, according to an official statement on Friday, December 2, as stated in a report by ANI.
Details of the programme
As a part of the programme, two faculty members of each institute would be trained on effective teaching skills and clinical skills standardisation by the state medical faculty and its technical partners. The first part of the five-day residential training programme commenced on November 28, 2022.
Post the training, these faculty will work on improving the standards in their institutes and other institutes. The improvement in the quality will be assessed through the Quality Council of India (QCI). Alok Kumar, Principal Secretary, of Medical Education, informed that these 12 mentor institutes have a presence in seven divisions of Uttar Pradesh.
"By March 2023, there are plans to identify at least one mentor institute in each division of Uttar Pradesh to cover the entire state. The move aims to build platforms for below-par institutes to uplift their quality," the statement said, as per ANI.
Durga Shakti Nagpal, Special Secretary, Medical Education further said that this is an opportunity for the institutes to elevate their standards. "All the institutes are expected to make the best use of the Mentorship program and work on their improvement areas," he said.