Education Minister inaugurates AMU exam centre online

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Updated on Aug 28, 2020 07:49 IST

Union Education Minister virtually inaugurates the examination centre of JNMC AMU, built on a government grant of Rs 2 crore.

The Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank inaugurated the examination centre of Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) online on a video conferencing platform. The examination centre of JNMC has been built on a government grant of Rs 2 crore. While inaugurating the exam centre, Pokriyal said that the university had played an important role in the freedom struggle and still it denotes a strong sense of patriotism. Its academic excellence, the Education Minister said, makes it an invaluable national asset and the Medical College beacons a new ray of hope at a time when the country is plagued by the pandemic.

“The AMU founder Sir Syed Ahmad Khan was a strong votary of Hindu-Muslim unity and he propagated unity and diversity all through his life. His vision of education was inclusive and he relentlessly strove for mitigating the sufferings of common Indians and initiated the eradication of ignorance. It is a matter of great satisfaction that his dreams are being realised in the centenary year,” the minister added.

The minister observed that the university teachers are corona warriors, who are helping young people remain committed to the vision of education, even during these difficult times. JNMC and AMU have the potential to fulfil our vision of making India a Global Knowledge Superpower in line with New Education Policy (NEP) aimed at ensuring a world-class education in the country, said the Minister.

While speaking at the occasion, Professor Tariq Mansoor, Vice-chancellor, AMU, said that the JNMC has turned out to be one of the frontline hospitals in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak. The hospital has reported the highest recovery rate of coronavirus patients and is been providing medical care to the western Uttar Pradesh.

"JNMC Virology Lab has tested over 75,000 samples to detect Covid19 infection and there is a facility of a 100-bed isolation ward and a dedicated operation theatre, labor room and the Dialysis Unit for the Covid19 patients. JNMC has also established a Plasma Therapy Bank,” the Vice-Chancellor said.

Professor Mansoor added that JNMC has the best of facilities, but there was a need for an examination center and today with the inauguration of this exam centre, we are sure to contribute even more in the academic field and the nation-building.

The Education Minister also congratulated the AMU Vice Chancellor for ensuring the all-round development with continuous positive transformation despite adverse circumstances due to the coronavirus outbreak. "With the inaugural of the Exam Centre, JNMC's long-standing problem has been resolved and I am sure that the medical students of this institute will reach skies and make the Nation proud," the minister said.

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