Medical college to open with 3 courses

Mizoram is planning to open its first medical college - Mizoram Institute of Medical Education and Research (MIMER) with three departments namely anatomy, physiology and biochemistry, an official said on Monday.

By Henry L. Khojol in Aizawl
  • Published 8.05.18
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Aizawl: Mizoram is planning to open its first medical college - Mizoram Institute of Medical Education and Research (MIMER) with three departments namely anatomy, physiology and biochemistry, an official said on Monday.

The medical college is slated to open its doors in August, college director Dr L. Fimate had earlier told The Telegraph.

The Mizoram Institute of Medical Education and Research is being established at the state referral hospital at Falkawn village, about 16km east of Aizawl.

Fimate said the medical college has all the necessary infrastructure as mandated by the Medical Council of India (MCI).

"The MCI has approved a letter of permission which is expected to be received from the ministry of health and family welfare within this month and classes will commence from August," he said.

According to the director, the college will initially have 100 seats, of which 15 per cent is reserved for the general category and 10 per cent for non-resident Indians.

The rest 75 per cent has been reserved for local students.

Earlier, Mizoram chief minister Lal Thanhawla had said the medical college will be a milestone in the history of Mizoram.

Officials said the state government is expected to spend nearly Rs 50 crore annually for the maintenance of the medical college.

Health minister Lal Thanzara had earlier told the Assembly that there are 629 sanctioned posts for the medical education and research institute of which 52 have been filled up.

According to norms of the letter of permission, he said the state government was granted permission to recruit 409 employees, including 104 faculty, 33 administrative employees, 44 technical staff, 54 ancillary staff and 174 nursing staff for the establishment of the medical college.

The minister also said the Centre has sanctioned Rs 126.72 crore of which Rs 24.7 crore has been received by the state government to open the medical college.