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Maharashtra’ first minority medical college recognised by MCI

Deoband: Maharashtra’s Muslim Medical College named Indian Institute of Medical Science & College, Badnapur (District Aurangabad) is now recognised by Medical Council of India, the highest government institution which is authorised to recognise and approve new medical colleges. This medical college is sponsored by Jamia Islamia Isha’atul Uloom, Akalkua whose head is Maulana Ghulam Muhammad Vastanvi who was once elected Rector of Darul Uloom Deoband but removed thereafter. This medical college is already functioning and patients are treated free of charge but teaching has not yet started. Now that MCI has inspected its buildings and other arrangements and given its final approval, it is hoped that from next year medical education will also start.

The building of this Institute was started in 2010 and was completed by the end of June 2013. The Medical College is spread over 40 acres of land and has 700 beds and more than a hundred qualified and experienced doctors in which about 500 local patients and those from neighbouring areas are treated free of cost daily. In this college / hospital there are departments of Medicines, Surgery, Biochemistry, Microbiolody, Dentistry Physiology, Orthopedic, Paediatrics, Obstetric, Gynaecology etc. It is equipped with a modern laboratory and surgical and other instruments and facilities like Blood Bank, Medical Store, X’ray, OPD, Girls Hostel, Boys Hostel, Nurses Hostel, staff quarters, Pathology Lab, multi-speciality facilities etc. The estimated expenditure of the medical college and hospital is Rs 190 crores. There are also thousands of research books, journals and magazines along with labs from which students can benefit for educational and research activities.

It may also be stated that under Maulana Vastanvi’s and his Isha’atal Uloom’s sponsorship and patronage there are 83 Islamic madrasas all over Maharashtra in which more than 25 thousand students receive Islamic education and till date more than 1.5 lakh students, after completing their education are rendering their services in Maharashtra. There are also about 1700 maktabs and more than 5000 mosques have been built in the length and breadth of Maharashtra. With personal efforts of Maulana Vastanvi, 3 ITI colleges, 2 pharmacy colleges, 3 Unani medical colleges, one engineering college and 2 polytechnics have been set up in which lakhs of Muslim and non-Muslim students are receiving education along with Islamic values. Maulana Vastanvi, in addition to heading Isha’atul Uloom, is also associated with Darul Uloom Deoband, AMU Court, hundreds of madrasas and modern educational institutions and is making valuable contribution in the religious and modern education of Muslim students.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 August 2013 on page no. 14

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