Who?ll teach at GSVM?
Teachers’ strength worrisome
LUCKNOW’S KING George’s Medical University being the top choice among freshmen, the city’s Ganesh Shanker Vidyarthi Memorial Medical College comes a close second. However, GSVMMC is ‘ready’ to teach them from the new academic session with only 50 per cent faculty against the sanctioned posts in various departments.
While the sanctioned posts of teachers, including professors, associate professors and assistant professors is 197, the number of teachers available, stands at over 97. Out of the total 197 sanctioned posts, 43 posts are of professors, 55 are of associate professors and 92 are of assistant professors.
Interestingly, the fact has also been mentioned in the GSVM Medical College booklet being given to new entrants.
Such is the crisis that probably no departments at GSVM Medical College could boast of fulfilling the Medical Council of India criteria of sanctioned teachers.
In the Anatomy department, against the sanctioned post of nine teachers, only three are working, while in the Medicine department against the sanctioned posts of 22 teachers, only eight are employed. Till a few days ago, there were nine teachers at the department, however, one Dr Vipin Misra has been shifted to the Safai Medical College.
Similarly, in the Physiology department, out of nine sanctioned posts, only two people are working, at the Biochemistry department only one teacher is present while three posts are sanctioned. At the Pharmacology department out of eight teachers, there are only three teachers employed.
In the same way, at the Social Preventive Medicine department, three posts are lying vacant out of 11, at Forensic Medicine department out of three posts, one is lying vacant, at the Pathology department, three posts out of nine are lying vacant, at the Pharmacy department, out of nine three posts are lying vacant, at the Medicine department out of 22 sanctioned posts, 12 are still to be filled.
At the Surgery department out of the 16 sanctioned posts, 11 posts are still lying vacant, while at the Orthopedics department, out of a sanctioned strength of seven teachers, three posts are still to be filled. In the Paediatrics department, out of the sanctioned posts of eight teachers, three posts are lying vacant, while at the Gynaecology department, out of 12 sanctioned posts, seven posts were lying vacant, at Cardiology department out of 16 sanctioned posts seven still are lying vacant and at Cancer Institute out of 15 sanctioned posts, six posts were still to be filled.
When contacted GSVM Medical College principal SK Katiyar admitted the shortage of teachers and hoped that the process was on to overcome the crisis.