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  • Minutes of the Advisory Committee meeting for PGDCC programme

    Minutes of the Advisory Committee meeting for PGDCC programme

    With the approval of the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor the Advisory Committee meeting for PGDCC programme, comprising the following members is scheduled on 23rdMarch at 11.00 am in the seminar room of Ramam Bhawan/D- Block, Ground floor, New Academic Complex, IGNOU.

    1. Prof. George Cherian, Narayan Hrudayalaya Institute of Cardiac Sciences
    2. Dr. RamakrishnaPillai Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thiruvananthapuram,
    3. Dr.S. Natarajan, G. Kuppuswamy Naidu Memorial Hospital, Coimbatore
    4. Dr.R. N. Chakrabarty, Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals & Educational Trust, Kolkata
    5. Dr. H.C. Kalita, Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh, Assam
    6. Dr.Sameer Shrivastava, Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, New  Delhi
    7. Dr. (Col.) C.P. Roy, Max Heart and VascularInstitute, New Delhi
    8. Dr. K.K. Sethi , Delhi Heart and Lung Institute, New Delhi
    9. Dr. Vinod Sharma, National Heart Institute, New Delhi
    10.  10.  Prof. A.K. Agarwal, SOHS, IGNOU
    11. 11.  Dr.Biplab Jamatia, SOHS, IGNOU
    12. 12.  Dr. Rajesh Rajan, President Indian Association of Clinical Cardiologists, KIMS, Trivandrum, Kerala (special approval)

    The agenda of the meeting are given below:

    • Conduction of all India Entrance Examination for admission to PGDCC programme.
    • Recognition of PGDCC Programme (Letter from Gujrat and Kerala)
    • Status of Revision of PGDCC programme


    Dr.Rajesh Rajan (President IACC) presented the various issues faced by the PGDCC students and criterias for University approval. Various letter issued against practicing cardiologist were discussed in detail. Necessity of Common entrance test exam discussed. Various other issues for the welfare of PGDCC   students were discussed


    Following are the decisions taken:

    1.      As the students and passedout candidates in Kerala facing opposition from Indian Medical Association and the Travancore Cochin Medical Council, hence it was decided that IGNOU will write a official letter to IMA headquarters , State Chapters and to MCI and TCMC stating that PGDCC is a 2 year full time residency in cardiology and this programme is made with the permission of Central Government.

    2.      Centralised entrance exams will be conducted

    3.      Revision of syllabus is mandatory.


    Posted on 15-04-2011