Directorate of Medical Education

About Department & Directorate

With a view to separate the medical education chapter from the Directorate of Health Services, this directorate was bifurcated and a new directorate namely Directorate of Medical Education was set up.  This Directorate (Directorate of Medical Education) started functioning w.e.f. 15.10.2011 and was accommodated in the 2nd floor of Tripura State AIDS Control Society building located opposite to IGM Hospital (old gate).  This directorate was later shifted to the 2nd floor of Dr.P.B. Das Memorial Diagnostic Center at Bidur Karta Chowmuhani, Agartala.

Who is Who

Prof. Dr. Chinmoy Biswas is the Director of Medical Education and Dr.Priya Jyoti Chakma is the OSD, Directorate of Medical Education.

Organizational Set up

This new directorate is under the administrative control of the Health & Family Welfare Department, Government of Tripura headed by the Principal Secretary to the Govt. of Tripura, Health & Family Welfare Department. Prof. Dr. Chinmoy Biswas is the Director and Head of this Directorate.  There are many  Medical, Pharmacy , Para-Medical and Nursing Colleges / Institutions both in public  and private sector in the State which are under supervision of this Directorate.

List of Medical & Para-medical Institutions (in public sector and private sector) :

(details including seat capacity etc. is given in Annexure – I)

Medical Colleges

  • Agartala Govt. Medical College with GBP Hospital as its teaching Hospital, Agartala  and is imparting both Under Graduate (MBBS) and Post Graduate (MD/MS) Courses in various Disciplines (Government Institution)
  • Tripura Medical College with Dr. BRAM Teaching Hospital as its teaching Hospital, Hapania, West Tripura and is imparting both Under Graduate (MBBS) and Post Graduate (MD/MS) Courses in various Disciplines (Run by a Society)

Pharmacy Institutes

  • Regional Institute of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology (RIPSAT), Abhoynagar, Agartala and is imparting both Degree & Diploma courses in Pharmacy. (Government Institution)
  • Bharat Pharmaceutical Technology, Amtali and is imparting both Degree and Diploma courses in Pharmacy ( Private run)

Para-Medical Institution

  • Tripura   Institute of Para-Medical Sciences, Hapania  is imparting various Para-Medical Graduate courses.  35% of the available seats in each  course is reserved for the State Govt  (PPP Model Institute)

Nursing Colleges 

  • Tripura College of Nursing, located in the Tripura Medical College complex at Hapania under which the Tripura is imparting B.Sc. Nursing course  (Run by the same society under which the Tripura Medical College is running)
  • The Institute of Nursing Science at Durjoynagar is imparting M.Sc Nursing, Post Basis B.Sc (Nursing) and B.Sc Nursing course also, apart from GNM course  (Private Institution)
  • School and College of Nursing, Amtali under TIPS imparting ANM ,  B.Sc Nursing, and M.Sc Nursing  course . 35% of the available seats in each  course is reserved for the State Govt .(PPP Model)
  • Tripura Sundari College of Nursing,Tulacona imparting GNM and B.Sc Nursing course ( Private). 

 

 

Nursing Institutions:

  • Nurses Training Institute is imparting GNM Course to female students only, located at IGM Hospital complex, Agartala (Government Institute)
  • Dr. BRAM Nursing School is also imparting GNM course for male students only, located at IGM Hospital complex, Agartala (Government Institute)
  • The ILS Nursing Institute is imparting GNM Course to both male and female students (Private Institute)

ANM Training Institutes:

  • ANM Training Institute for female candidates at T.S.Hospital complex, Udaipur imparting ANM course  (Government Institute)
  • ANM Training Institute for female candidates at RGM Hospital complex, Kailasahar imparting ANM course (Government Institute)
  • ANM Training Institute for female candidates at Shantirbazar District Hospital complex, South District imparting ANM course (Government Institute)
  • ANM Training Institute for female candidates at Palace Compound,Agartala, West District imparting ANM course (Government Institute)

Private Nursing Institutes:

  • North East Institute of Nursing Science, Dimsagar, Agartala imparting GNM & ANM Courses ( Private)
  • ICFAI Institute of Nursing Science, Kamalghat, West Tripura imparting ANM Course ( Private)
  • HFT Institute of Nursing, Indranagar, Agartala, West Tripura imparting ANM Course ( Private)
  • Sarvodoya Institute of Nursing, Melaghar, Sepahijala District  imparting ANM Course ( Private)

                                                    Achievement for the year 2020

1.

PG seats in AGMC

16 nos PG (MD/MS) seats in 4 (four) new Departments started in AGMC in 2019 making a total of 79 seats in 19 departments.

2.

EWS MBBS seats  in AGMC

10 seats for EWS Candidates created in MBBS by increasing 25 nos. of seats in AGMC.

3.

Up-gradation of Super Specialty treatment at Regional Cancer Hospital Agartala.

Up-gradation of Super Specialty treatment facilities in the field of Cancer and opening of ‘Atal Bihari Vajpayee Regional Cancer Centre’ at Regional Cancer Hospital, inaugurated. Recruitment to the Post of Associate Professor & Asst. Professor in Surgical Oncology is in process.

4

Regional Institute of Paramedical Science and Technology (RIPSAT).

 Medicinal plant garden established, Rs. 23 lakhs approved for renovation of College library , Rs.11 lakhs approved for setting up computer laboratory, To meet their requirement of AICTE and PCI Rs. 28 lakhs approved for infrastructure development and renovation.

5

Proposal for establishment of new Medical College.

Site visit done for checking feasibility of establishment of New Medical College at Dhalai District. Additional land of 13.2 acres as per MCI norms acquired, another 5.2 acres land given by TTAADC.  DPR is in process by PWD.

6

Total  nos of Faculties placed on Full duty charge in AGMC.

Associate Professor to Professor- 23 nos.

Assistant Professor to Associate Professor-42 nos.

SR/Registrar/Tutor/Basic Teacher to Assistant Professor- 24 nos. Total 89 nos.

7.

Nursing

265 new seats have been increased including BSc , MSc, Post Basic Nursing, ANM, GNM in various Institutions under this Directorate.

8.

Pharmacy

Total 190 new seats have been increased in various courses of Pharmacy including B.Pharm, D. Pharma, Practice, D.Pharm (Ayur), D.Pharm (Homoeo) in RIPSAT and Bharat Pharmaceutical Technology, Amtali.

 

                                                     Achievement for the year 2019

1

Increase in PG seats in Agartala Govt. Medical College in academic year 2019-20.

Increase of 38 nos of PG seats in 11 (eleven) different discipline at Agartala Govt. Medical College for 2020-21 making a total of 63 seats.

2

Reservation of 10% seats in MBBS Courses at Agartala Govt. Medical College for EWS (Economically Weaker Section).

25 nos of additional seats in MBBS  Course have been given to Agartala Govt. Medical College by MCI to 10 % reservation for EWS (Economically Weaker Section).

3

Increase of seats in Tripura Institute of Paramedical Science & College of Nursing Hapania.

20 (twenty) more seats increased in Tripura Institute of Paramedical Science School and College of Nursing Hapania for BSc nursing and 25 seats for MSc Nursing for academic year 2020-21.

4

Increase of seats at Institute of Nursing Science, Durjoynagar.

20 (twenty) seats have been increased for BSc Nursing and 10 (ten) seats increased for Post Basic Nursing at Institute of Nursing Science, Durjoynagar.

5

Introduction of ANM Courses in four new Institutes.

40 seats in ICFAI University, 40 seats in Hepatitis Foundation of Tripura Institute of Nursing Science, 40 seats in Sarbodhaya Nursing Institute, 30 seats in North East Institute of Nursing Sciences.

6

Special Surgical Camps still continuing which was started at AGMC from stated 2018.

Special Surgical Camps in every 2nd Saturday are still continuing to clear up the long waiting list of Surgeries. The backload surgical cases have been operated upon to a great extent.

7

New contractual posts created at AGMC.

35(thirty five) new contractual posts of faculties have been created for the Regional Geriatric Centre in AGMC in various categories.

8

Bond for UG/PG (MD/MS) Courses.

UG/PG (MD/MS)-bond:-A modified form of bond is prepared and approved by the Govt. of Tripura to execute before admission to UG & PG Courses of Tripura domiciled seats.

9

 For Ultra Sonography training course under PC & PNDT Act framed.

USG Guideline is Prepared for undergoing training course of USG under PC & PNDT Act from 2020. 5 (five) seats created for each 6 monthly training course. 1st session from 1st January, 2nd session from 1st July of each year.

                    

                         

                                                     Achievement for the year 2018

 

SL No.

    Short Title

Details

1

Counseling for UG and PG Medical Courses.

Online Counseling for MBBS, BDS and Post Graduate Medical Courses (MD/MS) with up gradation facility on the basis of NEET Merit list was started for first time and completed successfully.

2.

Increase in PG (MD/MS) seats in AGMC.

38 nos PG (MD/MS) seats in 2 (two) new Departments started in AGMC making total of 63 seats in 15 Departments.

3

PG Diploma Course in DCH, DGO & DPB at IGM hospital continuing.

PG Diploma Courses at IGM Hospital under College of Physician and Surgeon (CPS) in three different disciplines (DCH, DGO and DPB) started from 2018-19 academic sessions and still continuing.

4

D.Pharma Courses in RIPSAT, Abhoynagar. Agartala.

A. D.Pharma  Allopathy of RIPSAT which was derecognized was reaffiliated  and  was  restarted (25 seats).

B. D.Pharma Ayurvedic & Homoeopathic Courses with 10 nos of seats in each discipline started from 2018 academic year and still continuing.

5

Specialist services available in Central Lab of AGMC.

24 hours round the clock specialist services started  in Central Lab of AGMC.

6

Online registration of ANM and GNM Course.

Online registration of ANM, GNM candidates for training courses started from 2018-19 academic session.

7

NOC have been issued to 03 nos of Private Institutes for opening their Pharmacy and Nursing Institutes.

03 nos NOC have been issued for starting of (i) North East Institute of Nursing Science for GNM & B.Sc. Nursing (A Division of Balaji Tele Works Development Pvt. Ltd.). (ii) SARBODAYA TRUST for ANM School at Melaghar, Sepahijala District, and (iii) Pharmacy College at Amtali, from 2019-20 academic year.

8

New Super Specialty Departments have been started in AGMC & GBP Hospital.

New Super specialty Departments (i) Urology Department, (ii) Plastic Surgery Department and (iii) Neuro-surgery Department have been started in AGMC & GBP Hospital. Super specialists have been appointed in these Departments.

9

CTVS consultant has been appointed.

CTVS (Cardio Thoracic & Vascular Surgery) Consultant has been appointed & establishment of Cath Lab is nearing completion.

10

Trauma Care Centre.

Trauma Care Centre has been made effectively operational.

11

e-Hospital & e-Blood Bank Services have been launched in AGMC & GBP Hospital.

e-Hospital & e-Blood Bank Services have been launched in AGMC & GBP Hospital.

New Teaching Block 2 (NTH 2) and e-Smart classes has been started in AGMC.

12

Special Surgical Camps.

Special Surgical Camps in every 2nd Saturday were started to clear long waiting list of Surgeries. The backload surgical cases have been operated upon to a great extent.

 

13

Streamlining of the academic course of 45 B.Sc Nursing Students.  

45 Nos. B.Sc. Nursing 2nd year students of Tripura Sundari College of Nursing whose academic future looked jeopardized due to Indian Nursing Council (INC) non affiliation of the said course in that college has been streamlined following redistribution of these students  into 3(three) other affiliated colleges in Tripura  without loss of any semester with the permission of Indian Nursing Council (INC).

15

 Indian Nursing Council affiliation to ANM Training Institute.

ANM (Revised) Training Institute (Palace Compound) got Indian Nursing Council affiliation from 2018-19 academic year.