Prescribing minimum education qualification to study Paramedical Courses


NOTIFICATION

In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 99 of the Andhra Pradesh Education Act, 1982 (Act 1 of 1982), the Governor of Andhra Pradesh hereby makes the following amendment to Andhra Pradesh Para Medical Training Institutions (Grant of Permission and regulation of admissions into private Institutions) Rules, 1997, issued in G.O.Ms.No.304, HM&FW (K2) Department dated 7.8.1997, and as amended from time to time.

AMENDMENT

In the said rules for sub-rule (2) of rule-6 the following shall be substituted, namely:-

“ For all diploma courses for minimum age is 16 years and minimum educational qualification is Intermediate with Science Group (Bi.P.C) as entry qualification for admission to all paramedical courses or the paramedical courses as may be notified by the Government from time to time.  If adequate  students  of  Bi.PC  are  not  available,  students with Intermediate with Maths, Physics and Chemistry (MPC) will be considered and if adequate students with M.PC are also not available, students with Intermediate with other subjects can be considered.”

orders were issued prescribing Rules for the A.P. Para-Medical Training Institutions (Grant of Permission and Regulation of admissions into private Institutions)Rules,1997.    In the G.O’s 2nd  to 5th  read above, certain amendments/ clarifications have been issued to the G.O.1st read above.

AP Para Medical Para Medical Board, Rules 2006, were issued under Sub-Section-I of Section-44 of the AP Para Medical Board Act, 2006 (AP Act No.38 of 2006) prescribing the minimum educational qualifications   to train the students by Para Medical Educational and Training Institutions. Rules relating to admission into Multi Purpose Health Workers (Male) training and grant of permission to private Multi Purpose Health Workers (Male) training Institutions were issued.

certain amendments were issued to the Rules prescribed for Multi Purpose Health Workers (Male) training referred to in the GO  7th   read  above,  with  regard  to  name  of  the  course,  qualification  for admission, fee structure, minimum age, staffing pattern, duration of the Course, etc.,

orders were issued for conversion of   all certificate courses with one year duration as Diploma Courses with two year duration with effect from Academic Year 2012-2013. Secretary, Andhra Pradesh Para Medical Board has reported that during the meeting of A.P. Paramedical Board held on 7.2.2011, it was resolved to request the Government to issue necessary  orders prescribing Intermediate (Bi.Pc) as entry qualification for admission to all Paramedical Courses and if sufficient number of candidates with Intermediate of Bi.P.C. group are not available, candidates with Intermediate of MPC Group and thereafter other groups may be given preference in that order.

The Government have carefully examined the circumstances reported by the Secretary, A.P. Para Medical Board in the context of increasing complexity of medical technology and the critical role of para-medical technicians in providing quality medical care.   The Government has also considered the national and international best practices in this regard in the best interests of patient care. The  Group  of  Ministers  (GOM)  on  Scholarships  has  also  considered  the prevailing quality of para-medical education in the State and ordered that all para-medical courses shall be the Diploma study for two year and the minimum education qualification for admission to para-medical courses shall be pass in Intermediate (10+2) course with Science Group.

Accordingly,   the   Government   hereby   order   that   the   educational qualification for admission to all para-medical courses in the State with effect from 2013-2014 Academic Year shall be a pass in Intermediate 10+2 with Biology, Physics and Chemistry (Bi.P.C).    If adequate students of Bi.PC are not available, students with Intermediate with Maths, Physics and Chemistry (MPC) will be considered and if adequate students with MPC are also not available, students with Intermediate with other subjects can be considered.

The Secretary, A.P. Paramedical Board and the Commissioner of Health and Family Welfare shall take necessary action in the matter.

Accordingly,  the  following  notification  will  be  published  in  an  extra- ordinary issue of the Andhra Pradesh Gazettee, dated 15-05-2013.

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