International student cell

Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences has been established under the State Legislature Act in 1983. It is acentre of excellence for providing medical care, education, and research of the highest order. The Institute provides postgraduate training to medical and non-medical professionals. The training programmes / courses lead to D.M., M.Ch., M.D., Ph.D., Postdoctoral fellowships (PDF), postdoctoral certificate courses (PDAF/PDCC) in various disciplines. In addition, it offers residency program (Senior resident Hospital Services / Junior Resident Non-Academic) training programmes. B.Sc. /M.Sc. Nursing courses and BSc / MSc paramedical technology courses in Allied health sciences are offered by the College of Nursing and College of Medical TechnologyRespectively.The Institute is an autonomous body (Government Institute)and awards degrees which are recognised by the Medical Council of India. The Institute functions as a State University and is member of the Association of Indian Universities and is recognised by University Grants Commission.

Since SGPGIMS is an Institute of national repute and offers many training opportunities, including novel areas like Surgical Endocrinology, Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, and medical genetics an active international cell is a necessity.

Though a formal international student cell has been started in the year of 2022. international students have been coming to this Institute ever since its inception. In the past, all applications from overseas observers for training in different disciplines and varying periods of time were processed by the research cell and approved by the director. Trainees from SAARC countries, Africa, Europe and USA have come and trained in our Institute. Each of them has carried the knowledge gained at our Institution and replicated that in their country. Postgraduate trainees from developed countries come to have exposure to diseases that are unique to tropical countries like India or to see how to manage disease in a resource limited situation. While those from developing countries come to gain experience or learn new techniques.

After gaining experience over the last decades, the institute is now ready to impart formal education leading to degree to interested international candidates. This will enhance the evolving medical tourism industry. This can also help improve medical facilities in developing countries. This will make the campus multicultural and will increase the diversity. Diverse cultures tend to widen the horizon of local inmates and enhance global awareness. This would once again augment the overall growth of local students.

At a later date, once such programs are underway, as a friendly gesture towards a fellow country, SGPGI may send experienced faculty for hands-on practical handholding, as and when required. In addition, faculty and student exchange programs with established universities and medical institutes can help improve patient care in their respective institution.

An international student committee has recently been formed, and following points were discussed during their meeting:

A: The International student cell (ISC) has to facilitate the stay of international students.

B: Institute should try to attract international students specially from the neighbouring SAARC countries to take admission in the PG/UG courses/ programs of the institute.

C: ISC should take care of the International Students during their stay.

D. ISC works as liaison between the foreign students and the Institution, facilities, various offices /State/Central Government Departments, Police /Intelligence and other legal agencies,

E. For the admission of international students the guidelines of the National Medical Commission circulated from time to time will be followed.

F. Overall, the aim is to expand the horizons further at a global scale, reach out to students through this cell and make the stay of international students comfortable and their educational experience meaningful.

G. The office space for the international student has been established on the 4th floor of the library complex.

International Student Cell for SGPGIMs was constituted vide office order

SGPGI/HA/749/2002, dated 25-10-2022, which was reconstituted on 04-03-2023

vide Office Order SGPGI/HA/749/2022. Members of the Committee are as follows,

1. Prof S P Ambesh, Dean SGPGIMS. Chairman

2. Col. Varun Bajpai, Executive Registrar, SGPGIMS Member

3. Prof Shalini Singh, Sub Dean -Resident Member

4. Dr C. P Chaturvedi. Faculty In charge Research Member Secretary

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