Chandigarh, July 21, 2015: After reports of inconvenience caused by some medical/dental colleges to their students by deliberately delaying the clinic work and thesis of PG students as a result of which they are forced to spend extra time/money, Mr.Anil Joshi Medical Education Minister Punjab has taken strong note of these reports and has directed to be made mandatory for the Guides of Post Graduate students to get the clinical work and thesis of students completed in a time bound manner as per schedule. He warned that in case of failure, the government would debar the Guide from taking up new assignments as a guide till all the previous assignments are complete.
The Minister further said that as per the guidelines of the Government of India, Medical Counsel of India and Dental Counsel of India, it is mandatory for the medical/dental & paramedical colleges to pay stipend to Post Graduate students for the duration of course of study. He said that fee structure if such courses are fixed keeping this aspect in mind that the colleges are to pay stipend to Post graduate students. He said that it has come to his notice that some of colleges are showing the kind of payments having made in cash to the students by securing the signatures of the students on payment vouchers without making payment to them. This issue needs to examined and suitably amended in order to ensure that such a stipend actually received by the students. He asked the department to explore the possibility of online transfer of stipend in the accounts of students.
He said that the payments of such stipend by way of cheque/draft/NEFT may be made mandatory and the managements of such colleges would have to a declaration to the effect with the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences and the State government.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015