In a significant move, the Kerala University of Health and Allied Sciences(KUHAS) has decided to sanction nursing colleges only for medical college hospitals and hospitals with 500 beds run by institutions.
The hospitals should also have an average patient occupancy rate of 80 per cent.
The decision was taken at the general council meeting held here at the KUHAS.
The proposal in this regard, made by the varsity’s nursing faculty, has been sent to the governing council after approving at the general council meet. The varsity’s governing council will now take the final decision. The meeting also gave permission to start nursing colleges in medical college hospitals. A proposal to install mobile jammers and CCTV cameras in examination halls was also passed by the council. The meeting also unanimously approved the modern examination system and double valuation process followed by the varsity.
Apart from this, the meet accepted the decision of cancelling the revaluation system and the decision of Board of Studies to cancel moderation for PG medical super speciality examinations.
An affiliation calendar would be prepared as per the decision of the previous academic council for facilitating the affiliation process of colleges. The calendar is a time frame set by authorities for colleges to request affiliation for various courses under the university.
KUHAS Vice-Chancellor Dr K Mohandas presided over the meeting.