Updated 17 Jul 2022, 6:05 am
The Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal has once again made it to the list of top 50 medical colleges in India as per the India Rankings 2022 under the National Institutional Ranking Framework by the Education Ministry.
The rankings were released by Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday. It is for the fourth consecutive year that RIMS has been listed among the top 50 medical colleges in the country.
The same was announced by state Education Minister Thounaojam Basanta Kumar and RIMS director professor A Santa during the lamp lighting and oath-taking ceremony for passing out students of the College of Nursing, RIMS at the institute’s jubilee hall, Imphal on Friday.
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Batches of 2020-21 and 2021-22 were administered oath by the Principal of College of Nursing, RIMS, H Jamuna during the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Basanta extolled the dynamic leadership of RIMS officials and the entire staff for making the achievement possible.
Nurses from Manipur and the entire Northeast are in high demand in hospitals outside the state and abroad, he said, adding they are well respected and appreciated because of several qualities such as sincerity, politeness and diligence among others.
The minister stated that intent is important in every job or profession. How one contributes to society through their service is extremely important, he said and exhorted the students to work with dedication and sincerity. He lauded the nurses for their nurturing care towards the sick and the ill and stated that they also deserve every accolade and praise.
While the training and academic rigour for the nurses may be somewhat less intense compared to the doctors, yet the idea and intention of the nurses is noble and needs to be appreciated, he added.
Basanta also appreaciated men willing to work as nurses. He stated that in today’s modern world, both men and women can excel in every field.
Meanwhile, Dr Santa exuded delight over RIMS performing with a better score in this year’s ranking.
While the institute was ranked 46th among the top 50, he said that scores of many medical colleges decreased and the score of RIMS increased compared to past years.
He lauded the staff for their dedication and commitment thereby making the institute among the top 50 medical colleges of India.
Results and reports of various medical tests conducted in RIMS will soon be made available to the patients through their mobile or laptops to ease crowding in counters, he said. He also announced that stipend of the interns will be highly raised soon.
Vice chancellor of Manipur University, professor N Lokendra; RIMS Medical Superintendent and professor N Sanjib among others were present at the event.
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First published:15 Jul 2022, 2:26 pm
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