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April 3, 2009

Assam Medical College ranked 10th in India

AMC ranked 10th in India
Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, April 3 – The Assam Medical College fraternity, and its alumni are elated over the news of the institution securing 10th rank among government medical colleges in a nationwide survey done by Education Times-Gfk. Significantly, the AMC has also been recognised as the best among medical colleges in the Eastern Zone.

The principal of the AMC Dr TR Borbora told The Assam Tribune that he is elated that the institution was awarded such a coveted honour. “There are no words to express my pleasure. But we have to achieve even more in the days ahead,” he remarked.

He revealed that it was the alumni of AMC based in New Delhi who first learnt about the news, which was passed on to him. A total of 225 institutions were surveyed and their performance in nine categories was evaluated before the rankings were awarded.

Dr Borbora said that credit for the new recognition was due to a number of people, including the students, the staff and those at the health department who were involved in giving a boost to the oldest medical college of the region. “The turnaround of the AMC is a collective effort, and everyone deserves praise,” he mentioned.

He hoped that the recent honour would motivate the AMC fraternity to achieve greater heights and also remind them of their social commitment.

Referring to new steps taken in the college, the principal asserted that the college was adopting a zero-tolerance approach towards ragging. Three female students, found responsible for ragging, have already been rusticated sending a strong message to all, he stated.

Dr Borbora further informed that the AMC is now in the middle of an ambitious expansion programme. From 2007, funds have been available to create new infrastructure and bring in a range of sophisticated equipment. The academic atmosphere has improved, and the morale of students, faculty and staff has gone up.

The institution currently has an annual intake of 170 students for the MBBS course and 107 students for the PG programme. It has a faculty strength of 381, and its 18 PG departments make it one of the bigger medical colleges in the country. ASSAM TRIBUNE

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