MGR University to Launch Online Journal Index

Published: 18th July 2015 05:24 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th July 2015 05:24 AM   |  A+A-

VELLORE: The Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University would soon launch an online index of digital journals to help students studying in affiliated colleges, according to its vice chancellor Dr Shantharam. He made this announcement on the sidelines of the inaugural event of a symposium organised by the Christian Medical College on Friday.

Pointing out that the index would be a collection of peer-reviewed publications and surveys of research value which students can access from their colleges, Shantharam said, “We want to inculcate and inspire research acumen among the student community, especially at the undergraduate level.”

The university was also extending short term funding facility for students to undertake research projects, he said adding that a e-library has been formed to enable students have access to a vast collection of books. Further, the VC said an initiative has been made to allow affiliated colleges start new courses such as MD in cytogenetics, MCH in Hand surgery, PG fellowship in trauma care, etc.

Earlier, inaugurating the third edition of the annual UG Research symposium, Dr Shantharam urged students to work on acquiring indigenous knowledge rather than importing for the development of medical science.

CMC principal Dr Alfred Job Daniel also spoke on the occasion.

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