The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has set up a task force led by Mr Rajen Padukone, CEO, Manipal Hospital, to improve medical skill sets by identifying gaps and suggesting training programmes.

For standardisation and convergence of these programmes, FICCI is collaborating with the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

The courses have been tailored according to the seven levels under the National Vocational Education Qualification Framework starting from grade IX of the Central Board of Secondary Education. 

Twelve healthcare and paramedic course curricula have been submitted to AICTE and they are open to revision, a FICCI release said.

The 12 courses will be soon notified on AICTE’s Web site after which industry and educational institutes can make use of them, which will work in partnership with hospitals and laboratories.

(This article was published on July 15, 2012)
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