TU grants affiliation to Kathmandu National Medical College



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KATHMANDU, August 20:

Ghattekulo-based Kathmandu National College has been granted the affiliation by Tribhuvan University. Senate and Executive Council of Tribhuvan University has given the decision.

The college has been in concerns for lack of the proper infrastructure. The affiliation has been given without the consent of the cabinet decision and the decision of the Educational Council of Institute of Medicine (IOM) in 2013.

The government led by Sushil Koirala had decided not to provide the affiliation to any new medical colleges until the endorsement of Medical Education Bill. Likewise, the Educational Council of IOM had halted the affiliation procedure of the Kathmandu National College in 2013 citing that the college does not have proper infrastructure to operate.

The decison was made under the chair of TU Vice-Chancellor Tirtha Khaniya, on July 27, the third day of Dr KC's hunger strike.Demanding the affiliation, Jainuddin Ansari of the Kathmandu National College had filed the case on which, a bench of then Chief Justice Damodar Sharma and Justice Om Prakash Mishra had issued mandamus to decide on the affiliation as per the rules.