Krishna Institute Of Medical Sciences Deemed University
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 First Convocation  >>  Hon'ble Principal Advisor

Shri. Vilasraoji Deshmukh, Hon'ble Minister of Science & Technology
Hon'ble Chancellor Dr. J. H. Jadhav,
Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor Dr. A. V. Nadkarni,
Hon'ble Pro-Chancellor, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed University, Wardha

Dr. Vedprakash Mishra,
Shri. Amit Deshmukh, Member of Legislative Assembly,
Dr. Pravin Shingare, Director of Medical Education & Research,
Dr. R. K. Ayachit, Director, Health Sciences,
Dr. M. V. Ghorpade, Registrar
Dr. Rajani Gaonkar, Controller of Examinations

I had the privilege of being the first Vice-Chancellor and I am proud of what we could achieve in the last 4-5 years particularly in maintaining the high standard and upholding the tradition and values that are expected from such an Institution.
The following colleges have received final recognition from the respective councils:
1) Medical College (M.B.B.S.) For increase admission intake from 100 to 150.
2) Dental College (B.D.S.) For 100 admissions.
The college approved by respective councils for starting new courses include
1) Nursing :
  • B.Sc. Nursing
  • P.B. B.Sc. Nursing
  • M.Sc. Nursing
2) Physiotherapy* :
  • B.P.Th.
  • M.P.Th.
  * Inspected and report awaited from the newly formed Maharashtra State Physiotherapy Council.
The No. of P.G. Programmes offered are :
  • Medical – 16 disciplines
  • Dental * – Applied for 3 disciplines
  • M. Sc. Nursing – 5 disciplines
  • M.P.Th. – 5 disciplines
  • M.Sc. Biotechnology
  • M.Sc. Microbiology

The Doctoral programme (Ph.D.) 07 subjects had been well received with the enrollment of 58 students. Certificate courses have been conducted for the last 3 years in Molecular and Cellular Medicine and in Research Methodology. New courses viz. M.Sc. Molecular & Human Genetics, M.Sc. Anatomy, M.Sc. Physiology, Masters in Public Health & fellowship program in Neuroelectrophysiology & Minimal Invasive Surgery has been introduced this year.

I would now like to turn your attention from what exists to what is desired and what should guide us in our future path.

Idea of the University

The university derives the definition from universality, Where all knowledge meets. Today this definition has travelled a long way wherein the University is not only a seat of learning and acquiring knowledge but stands for human endeavour, for values, for courage, for entrepreneurship. It is a journey in the search of truth with no boundaries, no destination, it is a journey of imagination fuelled by human intellect.

Many of our peers have rightly compared the university to the cities where we live, learn, grow and mature. We have our system of governance to address grievances, disputes and to maintain discipline. It is the seat of learning, the temple if you may call it, whose discourse and faith will guide us in our future lives.

In the university campus people have come here with a purpose. In medicine a teacher is required to fulfill the role of a clinician, instructor, mentor and researcher. The student has his role defined in the four walls of learning, assessment, research and conduct. It is society of knowledge seekers and providers.

The society has to live in harmony, complimentary to each other, share and benefit from experience, talent and from new thoughts and ideas. It can be indeed be the most idealistic community model.

The conduct of the program :

Science is propagated and conveyed by books and by the teacher, but now it is sheared and proliferated by various other means in terms of conferences, interactive e-media and internet. We live in an era which has provided us with possibly the best access to knowledge. However it is the conduct of the program that will help us in properly disseminating this knowledge so that it is meaningful, relevant and can be applied.

The quality of the program will be judged by the course, content, by the achievement of objectives, imparting of skills, innovation and the drive for excellence. It will be judged even more importantly by our product who has to be knowledgeable, skilled, equipped to deal with real life situations and who will be admired by the civil society for meeting the highest expectations of ethics and moral values.

The teaching – learning experience at Krishna embodies a confluence of best teaching practices blended with the appropriate use of technology and augmented with the addition of communication skills, problem solving and integrated teaching. The course content has been enriched and upgraded to include many topics that travel beyond the MCI syllabus. They include Pharmacogenomics, Pharmaeconomics, ADR monitoring, environmental poisons, Gene Therapy, molecular and cellular medicine, genetic engineering, stem cells, umbilical cord blood banking and its clinical application to name a few. The intent is clear, the curriculum has to be dynamic with new additions forever forthcoming.

Today as we acknowledge the role technology has to play in teaching and learning, its impact has to be assessed not by how easily and how much knowledge is accessible but by its effect on the conduct of the teaching learning process where self directed learning is threatening to assume the centre-seat. The teacher no longer remains the main knowledge source and therefore it is time to readdress his role. In medicine the oratory skills are being replaced by interactive and animated real life models. The investigative arm is so strong that clinical acumen has been laid by the wayside. Therefore the teacher has to assume a new role in which he is equipped technologically, innovative in approach to draw students to his class and continues to have the greatest impact on the learners. Mahatma Gandhi had said that the true text book of the pupil is his teacher. A teacher is one who inspires, guides, leads and there is the one who makes you think, encourages you to challenge, to seek to find and imbibes you with the courage and conviction of thought. He is a creator, a catalyst and in definition a true human being. Therefore all knowledge is in vain save when there is a teacher.

Collaborative Activities :

The other most important factor is for the universities to have a community, industry and business interface and to have exchange and collaborative linkages with other institutions. We have come a long way from the time when research experiment were conducted in isolation. We now have joint research initiatives, share our findings, and work together as a team to combine our learning resources and facilitating exchange of ideas.

KIMSD University has a strong community presence with diagnostic camps, cancer awareness, early detection and treatment, HIV/AIDs projects which includes information, awareness, work place intervention and prevention of transmission from woman to child and voluntary councelling and testing. Collaborative linkages have been established with National Institute of Epidemiology, National Referral Centre for Lead poisoning in India, Bangalore, National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), AVERT, ARCON, National Institute of Mental Health & Neurological Sciences (NIMHANS), Moving Academy of Medicine & Biomedicine (MAMB) etc.

Research :

Publish or Perish is a new dictum being applied by many universities to improve research output. Research is the domain of the mind. It cannot be attributed to fulfilling a particular task or duty. There are but a few born with an inherent desire to explore a passion that they would pursue. Hence any attempt at compliance and targeted output from research is bound to end in failure as is evident from the numerous publications that are never cited and but for quoting their number they have hardly any other value.

This is not the end of the road for this spirit of inquiry, this desire to chase the unknown, review and challenge can be cultivated.

I have said this before that science has all the answers to our creation and existence provided we are in pursuit. This hunt has to begin in the class room and it is here that the teacher plays the most important role of his life in encouraging promoting and creating a research culture. KIMSD University has established a separate directorate of Research, provides funds to be administered independently by them, conducts a course in Research Methodology and publishes an International Indexed Journal besides various other incentives.

Future Path

Changing life style and climate change have given rise to new health concerns. As we grow older, medicine will face its greatest challenge in an aging population and hence our efforts and emphasis needs to be directed towards Geriatrics.

As we define our future path I may quote John Henry Newman who in his famous Litera Scripta says to be fully furnished in any branch of knowledge “we must consult the living man and listen to his living voice.” And I therefore draw your attention to what I have been saying all along that our future will be guided by the voices of the community.

The progress and advances of human civilization, the new revolutionary ideas and a concerted sharing of research findings and knowledge in the 21st century should lead us to a truly enlightened and knowledgeable society. However I think this still remains a distant dream in a society of unequals, the still deprived and with the affluent being consumed by material things. In all areas of education therefore there is a need as never before to inculcate values, ethics, principles, good conduct and spiritual upbringing.