SMVDCoN students to pursue internship at NH, other leading health institutions

Maj Gen S K Sharma (Retd) chairing 35th Governing Body meeting of SMVDCoN at Katra.
Maj Gen S K Sharma (Retd) chairing 35th Governing Body meeting of SMVDCoN at Katra.

Excelsior Correspondent

KATRA, Aug 27 : The 35th Governing Body meeting of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi College of Nursing (SMVDCoN), Kakryal, was held here today and reviewed various aspects of functioning of the college.
While taking stock of the to-date status in regard to making arrangements for pursuing internship by the SMVDCoN students, it was informed that the first batch of students of the college will pursue their internship training at the Narayana Health Group of Hospitals at Bangalore, Delhi and Jaipur and other places in the country. The internship of the first batch of the SMVDCoN, which is passing out next year, will commence from January 2020.
Reviewing the progress on pre-placement activities being undertaken by the Placement Cell of the SMVDCoN, the GB emphasised the need for putting in place a robust mechanism so that maximum number of students of the college find job placements in the renowned health institutions within and outside the country. The GB also underscored the need for completing all the required pre-placement activities strictly as per the envisaged timelines.
The GB meeting chaired by Maj. Gen. S. K. Sharma (Retd), Member Shrine Board; was attended by Simrandeep Singh, Chief Executive Officer, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board; Dr. V. Verma, Dean, SMVDU; Dr. (Brig) M. M. Harjai, Administrator, SMVDCoN; Dr. J. P. Singh, Senior Consultant, Neuro Surgery, SMVDNSH; and Dr. Shailla Cannie, Principal of the College.
The GB also discussed the broad contours for starting of M.Sc. Nursing Programme in the college by 2020 felt that, to begin with, the M.Sc. Nursing Programme should be commenced in the identified specialities of Psychiatric Nursing and Medical Surgical Nursing which have wider scope for employment in health care.
Other matters that came up for discussion of the GB, interalia, included organising of ensuing 4th Lamp Lighting Ceremony of the college, taking up various community-based study projects by the SMVDCoN students, etc.


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