Giving out a strong message to those endangering the quality of education in the state, the Government of Uttar Pradesh issued orders to 20 nursing training centres to freeze admissions for the academic session 2022-23 after being found faculty-deficient.

An official spokesperson from the UP government informed: The state envisions developing Uttar Pradesh as a hub for quality nursing education. This can only be achieved by showing no tolerance toward any entity in non-compliance with the norms set out by the government.

The Indian Nursing Council mandates a 1:10 faculty-student ratio for nursing training centres across the country. To ensure compliance with this norm as well as to provide good quality training to students, UP State Medical Faculty (UPSMF), the regulatory body for diploma-level nursing and paramedical education in the state, mandated biometric attendance for all faculty and students at training centres.

It was noticed that most training centres were not sending biometric attendance, with some facing genuine technical issues. To resolve these issues, SMF organised a workshop through video conferencing in the third week of June, which was widely attended by representatives from nursing training centres.

Parallelly, UPSMF conducted a comprehensive faculty availability verification exercise across training centres starting earlier this year.

During the first round of telephonic verification, it was found that 161 of the state’s nursing training centres (at diploma level) had less than 50% of the mandated faculty-student ratio. Notices were sent out to these training centres, and 32 centres were identified that had either not responded to any communication or had not started sending the mandated biometric attendance to the regulator.

Later, a final round of e-verification was carried out where the identity of each tutor was verified through video calls at these 32 centres, using their registration documents as well as their Aadhaar card.

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Five centres did not turn up for the e-verification exercise, while six turned up with fraudulent cases, and nine were unable to meet even the 40% benchmark of verified faculty. The largest number of defaulting centres was at JP Nagar and Mathura – 3 in each district.

List of training centres where nursing diploma course admissions will be frozen for 2022-2023 batch:

District Training Center Name

  1. Agra Dev Education College
  2. Ayodhya Chiranjeev Nursing Institute
  3. Ayodhya Jhunjhunwala Institute Of Medical Sciences
  4. Azamgarh All India Children Care & Educational Development Society
  5. Azamgarh Sri Baba Sadhavram Paramedical & Nursing College
  6. Bareilly Clara Swain Hospital
  7. Gautam Buddh Nagar N.I.M.T. Hospital
  8. Gonda Maa Gayatri Institute Of Nursing & Paramedical Sciences
  9. Hapur Upkar School Of Nursing
  10. J.P. Nagar Bhartiya Nursing College
  11. J.P. Nagar Gangotri School Of Nursing, J.P. Nagar
  12. J.P. Nagar Sanjeevani Nursing College
  13. Jaunpur Rai K.B. Singh Nursing & Paramedical College
  14. Lucknow Career College Of Nursing
  15. Lucknow Mayo Medical Centre
  16. Mathura Life Line School Of Nursing
  17. Mathura S. M. Nursing College
  18. Mathura S.R.C. Nursing And Paramedical Institute
  19. Pratapgarh Ruma Institute Of Medical Science
  20. Varanasi Dr. Vijay College Of Nursing & Medical

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