• MSU senate member opposes move to affiliate Gotri Medical College in Vadodara
     August 6th, 2012     Kunal     Posted in Education In Gujarat, Gujarat in News

    MS UniversityA senate member of M S University has criticized the university’s syndicate body for giving approval of initiating the process of affiliation for the Gotri Medical College (GMC).

    It was during Tuesday’s syndicate meeting that the syndicate members decided to initiate the process of GMC’s affiliation as a special case since the college has been established by a society set up by Gujarat government. The members had resolved that this should not be treated as a precedent.

    The syndicate members during their meeting decided that a report prepared by affiliation committee that will be formed by MSU vice-chancellor professor Yogesh Singh will be placed before them in the next meeting and later before the senate for final approval.

    “It is disheartening that the syndicate members have decided to initiate the process of affiliation even as in our entire history, we have never entertained a single application of affiliation from any institute,” senate member Dr I I Pandya said on Wednesday, adding that GMC is not a society set up by Gujarat government.

    “GMC is run by the Gujarat Medical Education Research Society, which is an autonomous trust and admits students on self-financed model. Why should we entertain such applications, if we (MSU) are not going to have any say or control over their (GMC) activities,” he said.

    It is worth mentioning here that although there are provisions of affiliation in MSU’s handbook, the university in its six decades history has never granted affiliation to any institute.