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Akhilesh mulls medical college, extension campus in Noida

Darpan Singh, Hindustan Times  Noida, June 08, 2012
First Published: 00:24 IST(8/6/2012) | Last Updated: 00:25 IST(8/6/2012)

The Akhilesh Yadav government may open a full-fledged medical college on the campus of Kanshiram Multi-speciality Hospital in Greater Noida. And if the idea goes down well, it will be the first medical college in Gautam Budh Nagar district.

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The Uttar Pradesh government may also start at BR Ambedkar Multi-speciality Hospital in Noida an extension campus of an established medical college, in what is being seen as a major policy shift in former chief minister Mayawati’s dream projects.

These two state-of-the-art hospitals were started as part of Mayawati’s dream projects in the district. On Thursday, top state government officials, including the director of Sanjay Gandhi Post-graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, the vice-chancellor of Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, principal secretary (health education), besides the CEO of Greater Noida authority, held a high-level meeting in Lucknow and discussed these options. 

“The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur will open its campus in Noida. Last year, IIT Roorkee opened such a centre in Greater Noida. Noida also has an IIM Lucknow campus. We’re mulling a similar Noida extension campus of an established medical college in the state at BR Ambedkar Multi-speciality Hospital,” said a senior official, who attended the Thursday’s meeting.


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