SINPS rated 'A' grade by UP Medical Faculty
Updated: Sep 4
The team under the able guidance of our Chairman, Dr. R.S.Dubey and Principal Madam, Dr. Dipti Shukla is proud to announce that our institute(Samarpan College of Nursing and Paramedical Sciences) has be awarded Grade A in the recently unveiled Uttar Pradesh state's nursing and paramedical college ratings.
All the courses offered at the institute have also been rated A.
The rating mechanism "Mission Niramaya," is a program launched in October 2022 by the State with the goal of elevating the quality of pre-service education programs in nursing and paramedical education. It aims to promote transparency and accountability within the healthcare education system in UP, ensuring that highly skilled and competent healthcare professionals enter the workforce.
Honourable Chief Minister of UP, Yogi Adityanath unveiled the state's nursing and paramedical college ratings at a recent event. Unveiling the ratings of 383 nursing colleges and 294 paramedical colleges, Yogi Adityanathji stated that nursing and paramedical staff, which are the backbone of the health and medical system need drastic changes in training.
"Practical knowledge is very necessary for the youth taking training in nursing. There is a need to make more and more youths aware of better career prospects in the nursing and paramedical sector," the Chief Minister added.
The ratings encompassed by Mission Nirmaya had both private and government institutions and is accessible to the public through the official website of the UP sate medical faculty.
The aim of this initiative is to provide colleges with valuable insights into their quality standing and inspire them to enhance their teaching and training methodologies. The assessment process involved a team of 70 technical assessors who meticulously evaluated the teaching-learning processes, learning outcomes, and technical documentation of the colleges. Additionally, 58 non-technical assessors assessed general documentation and infrastructure. These assessors, selected from across the country by the Quality Council of India (QCI), classified the colleges into five grades (A, B, C, D, and E) to accurately evaluate their standing.
Adityanathji commended the efforts of Mission Niramaya, which not only benefits over 80,000 students in the state pursuing careers in nursing and paramedical fields but also helps institutes assess their standing and improve their academic standards. He emphasised that Uttar Pradesh is the first state in India to undertake such an accreditation exercise for its educational institutes.
Mr. Brijesh Pathakji, Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, emphasized the significance of the evaluation and rating mechanism in enhancing healthcare services in the state. He stated, "This strategic initiative ensures that colleges are periodically assessed by third-party assessors, motivating them to enhance their academic standards and climb the rating ladder. By enabling prospective students and parents to make informed decisions, it fosters demand for quality education and drives further improvements in the field."
The UP State Medical Faculty collaborated with renowned agencies including Jhpiego, UPTSU, and the Quality Council of India (QCI) for this comprehensive exercise. Colleges were provided with a user-friendly app-based application to facilitate their participation in the assessment. Jhpiego designed the rating framework and scoring rubrics based on three pillars: Infrastructure, Teaching-Learning Process, and Learning Outcomes.
UPTSU provided technical guidance and validation to ensure the accuracy of the assessment process, while QCI conducted desktop analysis, guided colleges , trained assessors, and conducted physical visits using body cameras to ensure transparency. QCI also oversaw data cleaning and analysis, allowing colleges to review scores and address concerns through a Grievance Review Committee.
Mr. Alok Kumar, Principal Secretary, Medical Education, Government of Uttar Pradesh, emphasized the commitment to maintain transparency and objectivity throughout the evaluation process. He highlighted the use of body cameras by assessment teams during physical visits, recording and live streaming interactions with principals, teaching staff, and students. Draft reports were shared with each college, enabling them to review scores and submit grievances, which were addressed by by the Grievance Review Committee (GRC) established by QCI.
In addition to the college ratings, the event also marked the onboarding of eight Mentor Institutes as part of the second phase of Mission Niramaya.
SINPS is proud to be one of the 8 institutes recognized in this phase as a mentor institute.
These institutes, will work collaboratively with other institutions to improve educational standards. The Chief Minister reiterated the government's commitment to elevating healthcare services in Uttar Pradesh, benefiting both students and the public through the program's quality improvement initiatives.