PM to inaugurate 11 medical colleges in TN on Jan 12

PM to inaugurate 11 medical colleges in TN on Jan 12

NEW DELHI [Maha Media]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate 11 new Government Medical Colleges across Tamil Nadu and the new campus of Central Institute of Classical Tamil in Chennai on January 12, 2022 via video-conferencing, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said in a statement here on Monday. "The new medical colleges are being established at an estimated cost of about Rs 4000 crore, out of which around Rs 2145 crore has been provided by the Union government and rest by the Tamil Nadu government," it added. The new Medical Colleges are being established in Virudhunagar, Namakkal, The Nilgiris, Tiruppur, Thiruvallur, Nagapattinam, Dindigul, Kallakurichi, Ariyalur, Ramanathapuram and Krishnagiri districts. 

"The establishment of these medical colleges is in line with the Prime Minister's constant endeavour to promote affordable medical education and improve health infrastructure in all parts of the country," said the statement. The new medical colleges, with cumulative capacity of 1450 seats, are being established under the Centrally Sponsored scheme of 'Establishing New Medical Colleges attached with existing district/referral hospital'. According to the statement, under the scheme, medical colleges are established in districts, which do not have either a government or private medical college. The establishment of a new campus of Central Institute of Classical Tamil (CICT) in Chennai is in line with the Prime Minister's vision to protect and preserve the Indian heritage and promote classical languages. 

The new campus is fully funded by the Union Government and is built at a cost of Rs 24 crore. An autonomous organisation under the Union Ministry of Education, CICT is contributing to the promotion of classical Tamil by doing research activities, so as to establish the ancientness and uniqueness of Tamil language. The institute library has a rich collection of over 45,000 ancient Tamil Books. To promote  classical Tamil and support its students, the Institute indulges in academic activities like holding seminars and training programmes, apart from granting fellowship. "It also aims to translate and publish 'Thirukkural' in various Indian as well as 100 foreign languages," it said. 
 

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