29-Feb-2016: Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University, Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah (Retd.) today inaugurated the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College Auditorium, which would fulfill an overdue need of the College for academic purposes, as well as, a precondition of the Medical Council of India (MCI).
Addressing faculty and students on this occasion, Lt. Gen. Shah urged the faculty members to upload details of their research works so that the academic world comes to know about them and the ranking bodies are easily able to measure the intellectual quotient of the University in correct perspective.
Stressing the importance of quality publications, Vice Chancellor pointed out that the prestige of a University was measured by the number of research papers published in peer reviewed national and international journals. He said that there are more than 250 faculty members in J.N. Medical College alone and they can make a big difference if their academic and research papers are enlisted on the University website.
Lt. Gen. Shah said that he was aware of the stressful conditions under which doctors had to work, but they must not forget the humane side of their profession, which calls for a responsible and compassionate approach towards patients.
Expressing satisfaction on successfully holding the 63rd Annual Convocation, Vice Chancellor said that it was not possible without a team spirit. He said that AMU Chancellor, His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin has assured to provide financial support for the restoration of the STS School building and purchase of 1000 computers for the AMU managed schools. He confirmed that Syedna had also given gold coins to some people. Prof. Hafiz Ilyas and Dr. Ubaid, members of the Executive Council have pledged to donate these coins to the University, which would be kept at the Musa Dakri Museum.
Expressing his views on this occasion, AMU Pro-Vice Chancellor, Brig. S. Ahmad Ali said that it was a red letter day for the University and J.N. Medical College to have such a grand Auditorium. He said that several development projects have been undertaken by the University including the restoration work of Kennedy Auditorium and soon these auditoriums will be equipped with modern facilities like that in Vigyan Bhawan. He also appreciated the role of the Building and Electricity Departments for quality work in the auditorium and other projects.
Welcoming the guests, JNMC Principal and CMS, Prof. Tariq Mansoor said that the construction project for this Auditorium was initiated by former Vice Chancellor Mr. Naseem Ahmad but the work stopped due to lack of funds. However, with personal attention and interest of the Vice Chancellor, Lt. Gen. Shah and Pro-Vice Chancellor, Brig. Ali, the construction work of the Auditorium has completed today. He said that the JN Medical College Hospital had arranged Rs. 75 lakh from its funds while Rs. 40 lakh were donated by the Aligarh Medical Alumni Association of North America (AMAANA). Prof. Mansoor thanked AMAANA President Dr. Ashraf Khan and other members for their generous contribution.
University Engineer Prof. Anwar Khursheed informed that the 300 capacity Auditorium has been finally completed with a budget of Rs. 4.37 crore. He urged the faculty members to contribute one percent of their salaries to the corpus fund of the University
Dr. Meher Rizvi conducted the programme.
Related PicturesAMU Vice Chancellor Lt. Gen. Zameer Uddin Shah and PVC Brig. S. Ahmad Ali at the new Auditorim of JN Medical College