By | June 1, 2022
ICMR approves STS Research Projects of AMU medical and dental students

MBBS and BDS students of the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC) and Dr Z A Dental College (ZADC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) have defied odds by the proving that their complex and broad field of study is no more a barrier for producing original and compelling research—as their Short Term Studentship (STS) Research Projects have been approved by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi, the apex body for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research.

“These undergraduate medical and dental students are Alveera Alam, Syed Mohseen Shariff, Aatika, Ramsha Ahsan, Huzaif Anwar, Syed Hilal Husain, Naba Khan, Noreen Khan, Zainab Yusufali Motiwala, Siddhika Garg, Tuba Khan, Mohd Talha Khursheed, Asna Ilham, Ali Mohammad, Saman Afaque, Mukaddas Saman and Abeer Aftab,” said Prof Rakesh Bharagava (Dean, Faculty of Medicine).

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He added: “We stand proud of our students who are immersing themselves in research. The overall experience of the ICMR projects will expose them to the significance of advances in the medical and dental sciences early in their careers.”

Prof Rakesh pointed out: “The research projects of these students were initially approved and recommended to ICMR by the Institutional Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Medicine at AMU. The supervision of their guides and teachers has benefitted them to get the research projects approved by ICMR”.

“There is clearly an urgent need for more research in the medical and dental fields and the state-of-the-art facilities at JNMC and ZADC are well positioned to provide many more opportunities to students who wish to pursue careers in research”, said Prof Mohammad Shameem (Member Secretary of Institutional Ethics Committee).