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The Directorate of Medical Education was bifercated in the year 1966 from the Directorate of Medical Services. It is functioning as a separate Directorate for the last 36 years. It is controlling Medical Colleges and attached teaching hospitals.
Director of Medical Education :
Directorate of Medical Education is entrusted with the responsibility of implementing teaching, training and research programmes in the medical field and patient care services.
The Director of Medical Education is the Head of the Department and he is assisted at the State headquarters by the following personnel.
Addl.Director of Medical Education ( Medical )
The Functions of the Director of Medical Education is two fold. One is Education in Medical / Dental / Para Medical sciences and the other one is clinical care in the teaching hospitals administered by him. Besides, the Director is also empowered to regulate the functions of private self financing Medical / Dental / Para Medical Colleges. Conduct of Entrance Examination for selection of candidates for Post-Graduate Courses in Medical Sciences is done through Selection Committee appointed by the Government under his chairmanship. The selection of the candidates for Postgraduate Courses is in accordance with the policy of the Govt. announced every year in March. Selection Committee under his chairmanship processes the applications seeking admission to I year MBBS / BDS / B.Sc (Nursing) / BPT / BOT courses and selects candidates in accordance with the policy of the Govt. announced every year. In addition selection and allotment of candidates against the free seats and payment seats in private self financing Medical / Dental / Para Medical colleges in accordance with the rules / Court Orders.
Out of 60 seats availale in Perundurai Medical College run by the Road Transport of Govt. Selection Committee allots 40 candidates while the remaining seats are filled up by the management with the wards of the Transport Corporation employees.
At present 11 Govt. Medical Colleges, 2 private Medical Colleges, 1 Govt. Dental College and 7 Private Dental Colleges are functiong in the State under the Director of Medical Education. In addition Institute of Road Transport of the Govt. Transport Department is also running a Medical College at Perundurai. Forty hospitals are under the control of this Directorate. Every year, more than a thousand medical graduates and more tha nine hundred medical postgraduates, diploma and higher specialities graduates come out from the Govt. Medical Institutions after completing the courses.
The following Medical, Nursing and Para Medical Staffs are working under the control of Director of Medical Education.
1. MEDICAL OFFICERS:
/Professors : 863
2. NURSING PERSONNEL: