The Aligarh Muslim University’s effort to bring into national academic fold the most excluded social segment by establishing its special centres in the development deficit districts received a big push. The University Grants’ Commission has released an amount of Rs. 35 Crore grant-in-aid to AMU for establishment of its special centres one at Murshidabad and one at Malappuram. The UGC Under Secretary has further informed that an amount of Rs. 25 Crore is earmarked for Murshidabad campus and an amount of Rs. 10 Crore for Malappuram Centre. AMU Vice Chancellor Prof. P. K. Abdul Azis, while thanking the Centre and the UGC for releasing the grant said that the funds provided is the first step in realizing the cherished dream of ensuring a better future for the marginalized and poor people and thereby ensuring a better and stronger nation at large.
With the grace of Allah subhanu tallah, I have also been awarded Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window 15 Scholarship for doing Masters from NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), Trondheim, Norway.
This scholarship comprises of many salient features like:
1) Full tuition fees,
2) Insurance for health, travel and accident,
3) Return ticket and visa,
4) Subsistence allowance of 1000 euro per month for full duration of course (This is what they have awarded me but for Phd students it is 1500 euro per month).
I suppose this is for the first time in Z.H.C.E.T’s history that any student has been awarded this scholarship for doing Masters. (more..)
Aligarh Muslim University has gained a spot in top 10 Universities. Is that enough? Do Aligs possess the mettle to make it number one? Is an Alig eligible to be tagged as the best in his or her own filed?
One one hand Aligs are basking in the glory of a great library, various journal access, and some coveted placements but still it seems there is a long way to go. Its time to stop discussing meager issues and focus on the more important goals of life.
How many of you have the guts to pledge that you will do your best in order to make AMU the number one university? What do you think is the major cause or hindrance behind this ? Write down your comments in the comments section below.
he Medical Education Unit of Faculty of Medicine organized Faculty Development Programme on Medical Education Technology on “Large group teaching-How to make it interesting and interactive” and “Demonstration on Micro-teaching”. Thirty-nine faculty members participated in the interactive session.
The aim of the programme was to refresh the faculty members on Medical Education Technology. Prof. Seema Hakim, Coordinator, Medical Education Unit, Faculty of Medicine presented the introductory note.
Prof. Hakim said that Just about 200 years ago flying for human was laughed upon until two brothers came up and flying became a norm. Till just about 100 years ago, the smallest thing known to man was atom & it took a group of scientists to some trivial experiments to split it open & change an idiosyncrasy. Prof. Hakim said that this is the power of innovation. It can unsettle the dust of mediocrity settled over the centuries and straighten our lines of thought.
She pointed out that our teaching system is plagued by the omnipresent problem of bigger groups and fewer teachers which result in lower one-to-one interaction and (commonly) cynical student response. What we need is a common intersection point for the dichotomist landscape of better teaching & larger groups. She said that one such innovation that has the power to change the somewhat jaded education system is Microteaching, a method wherein the teacher videotapes his lectures and undertakes a post-mortem on it to find better ways to convey his thoughts. It was invented in the 1960s by Mr. Dwight Allen of Stanford University & has undergone significant changes from its first draft cousin.
Prof. Seema Hakim said that the best part about Microteaching is its inclusive nature. Everyone from the teacher to his/her colleagues and his/her wards is involved towards the upward Teaching Skills Evolutionary Continuum. It also presents the teacher with a snapshot of how well he/she teaches & how well are his/her teaching methods received by his/her students. Thus Microteaching provides fertile breeding grounds that yield innovations in teaching styles. She said that good things happen when minds are at work, we just have to wait & see how far the teachers of Faculty of Medicine take this highly ingenious method of Microteaching.
Prof. M.H. Beg, Officiating Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Prof. Seema Hakim, Coordinator, Medical Education Unit, Prof. Noor Afshan Sabzposh, Prof. Imam Bano, Prof. S.C. Sharma, Prof. S.F. Hashmi, Prof. Mohd. Yaseen, Prof. Geeta Rajput, Prof. R.K. Tiwari, Prof. Rana K. Sherwani, Prof. Nazoora Khan, Prof. S. Manazir Ali, Dr. Tamkin Rabbani, Dr. S.S. Ahmad, Dr. Shagufta Moin, Dr. Moinuddin, Dr. Shadab M. Rizvi, Dr. Wasi Khan, Dr. Afzal Haroon, Dr. Nazish Fatima, Dr. M. Nasiruddin, Dr. Jameel Ahmad, Dr. M.K. Jindal, Dr. S. Ameer Haider Jafri, Dr. Abhinav Gupta, Dr. Anees Ahmad, Dr. Saira Mehnaz, Dr. Fazl-ur-Rahman, Dr. Farah Ghaus, Dr. Shadab A. Khan, Dr. M.S. Zaheer, Dr. Mohd. Aslam, Dr. Gul-ar-Nabi Khan, Dr. Hammad Usmani, Dr. Abu Nadeem, Dr. Asiya Mateen, Dr. M.A. Bilal Hussain, Dr. Amit Kumar Garg and Dr. Mumtaz Alam attended the programme.
ALIGARH April 7: The Department of Anaesthesiology, J.N. Medical College Hospital, Aligarh Muslim University organized a live workshop on the management of patients of trigeminal neuralgia with the latest radiofrequency technique. Two senior faculties and experts in the management of trigeminal neuralgia, Prof G. P. Dureja, Director, Delhi Pain Management Centre and Prof. H.H. Dash, Head of the Department of Neuroanaesthesiology, AIIMS, New Delhi demonstrated the different blocks of trigeminal nerve and its branches with the latest radiofrequency technique in Pain Clinic of the Department of Anaesthesiolgy, J.N. Medical College Hospital.
Trigeminal neuralgia is usually a unilateral current like sensation affecting the face of human being. The treatment options available for treating the pain of trigeminal neuralgia are neuropathic drugs like Carbamazepine, Gabapentin, Pregabalin, Baclofen etc. However these drugs provide pain relief for short duration only along with some serious side effects. Nerve blocks with neurolytic agents like phenol and alcohol provide relief for few months to year. The radiofrequency ablation of trigeminal nerve and its branches have become popular due to its long lasting pain relief with minimal side effects.
The workshop was attended by about 100 doctors from different specialties of J.N. Medical College Hospital and Sir Ziauddin Ahmed Dental College Hospital including private practitioners as well as delegates from outside Aligarh.
The Chairman of the Department of Anaesthesiology Prof S. Bano welcomed the invited faculties and the delegates. Coordinator of the workshop and consultant in Pain Clinic Dr. Hammad Usmani introduced the different procedures planned for the workshop. Dean, Faculty of Medicine Prof. S. Abrar Hasan expressed happiness over the organization of the event and presented memento to Prof H. H. Dash. Principal and Chief Medical Superintendent, JNMC, Prof. Ashraf Malik congratulated the department for organizing the live workshop and presented memento to Prof. G. P. Dureja. Prof. G. P. Dureja informed the delegates that this workshop is first of its kind in India.
About eight patients suffering from various forms of trigeminal neuralgia received free of cost treatment in the workshop. The usual cost of radiofrequency treatment for trigeminal neuralgia in Delhi varies from Rs. 5000 to Rs. 10,000. These patients will be followed up in the Pain Clinic of J.N. Medical College Hospital for further counseling. The active guidance of senior teachers of the department like Prof. M. M. H. Siddiqi, Dr. S. Haleem, Dr. A. Quadir, Dr. S. N. Jamil, Dr. Q. E. Ali and the hard work of Dr. Hussain Amir, Dr. Abu Nadeem, Dr. Farah, Dr. Obaid, Dr. Yasir, Dr. Shahna, Dr. Aftab, Dr. Kamran, Dr. Suhail, Dr. Asad and members of the Pain Clinic team including Dr. Muzaffar, Dr. Arshad, Dr. Nazia and sister Shaista made the event successful.
April 6,2010 Lucknow: April, 6,2010 – All India Muslim Forum strongly condemns the dastardly massacre of 73 CRPF personnel today by Maoists in Chaattisgarh and has appealed to the government to seek emancipation from this new form of terrorism which is shaking the foundations of the country.It is indeed a matter of great astonishment as why the Union government is so slack in tackling the Maoist menace, which if not suppressed instantly, is having the potential of striking at the root of the nation’s democratic polity and will pave the way for anarchy in the country. Once again it is the time for the people of the country, the governments concerned and all political parties to work as a single unit to face the challenge of this disastrous development that has become greater danger than what till now is being viewed as the terrorism in its various ramifications. Dr. Mustafa Kamal Sherwani LL.M.’76 Lucknow, U.P. India