PM inaugurates 11 new medical colleges and a new campus of CICT in Tamil Nadu

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The Prime Minister has inaugurated 11 new medical colleges and a new campus of Central Institute of Classical Tamil (CICT) in Tamil Nadu.

Improvement of Medical Infrastructure in India

In the last seven years, the number of medical colleges has gone up to 596, an increase of 54%

Medical Undergraduate and Postgraduate seats have gone up by about 80% since 2014.

The number of AIIMS has gone up to 22 from 7 in 2014.

About Central Institute of Classical Tamil (CICT)

It is an autonomous Institute of higher research functioning under the Ministry of education, Government of India.

Purpose: To carry out higher research on Classical Tamil at international levels not to be found elsewhere globally. 

The institute is engaged in the task of developing Tamil through various programmes of its own. 

The institute is also responsible for the Kural Peedam Award. It is a lifetime achievement presidential award given to eminent scholars of classical Tamil.

Located in: Chennai

Source: This post is based on the article PM inaugurates 11 new medical colleges and a new campus of CICT in Tamil Nadupublished in PIB on 13th January 2022.

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