REVIEW OF FAAMCH BARPETA, ASSAM
FAAMCH, Barpeta, Assam is, in conclusion, a good institute to enroll for MBBS course and become a proficient doctor with a rich memory of campus life.
FEE STRUCTURE AND FACILITIES
The fee structure is feasible and really reasonable. Only around Rs 10000 for hostellers and Rs 7000 for non-hostellers at the start every phase (4 times in total) accepted in cash or cheque or demand draft. One time admission fee of 250000 at the time of admission which is inclusive of the Rs 10000 for phase 1. The college fee-breakdown is completely transparent.
The students after completion of their course have to do a year of internship in the adjoined hospital in different departments to learn about clinical evaluation, Diagnosis, investigations, treatment procedures and patient care on a hands on basis. After the end of internship, they are placed to manage one Healthcare facility for one year as it's head.
I got admission into the college securing Merit rank 595 in Medical Entrance Exam (MEE) 2017. Offline Counselling for seat allocation is held after the merit list for MEE is published. Counselling is typically held in the month of July or August in the Directorate of Medical Education, Sixmile, Guwahati, Assam. My couselling was held on 21/08/2017. After allocation of seats students need to apply for admission into their allocated colleges in person. I got admission into FAAMCH on 07/09/2017. The course commenced from 10/09/2017. I opted for the MBBS course because I want to be a Doctor.
I have opted for hostel. The hostel rooms are of two types single and double boarder. And the rooms are sufficient in the hostel for all incoming boarders. There is abundant space in the rooms well ventilated. The washrooms are clean and hygienic. The hostel has dorms, entertainment rooms, dining halls, garden and sports grounds. But non boarders can get PG's with average rentals of Rs 15000.
The alumni network is strong with yearly alumni meets. The senior students are really helpful and lovable. Interaction with the seniors are always pleasant. They guide in learning and practicing medicine in the hospital. There experience and love enrich our learning experience. Their advices on studies, examination, clinical skills, jobs prospects are always useful.
There are 20 departments which teach their respective subjects. Each department has lecturers as: 1 Head of the Department aged from 50-60 years with around 30-40 years experience, MD/MS and MCh 2-3 Professors aged 50-60 years with around 30-40 years experience, MD/MS and MCh 2-3 Associate Professors aged 40-60 years with 20-40 years experience, MD/MS 2-6 Assistant Professors aged 40-50 years with 10-30 years experience, MD/MS 4-7 Demonstrators and Registrars aged 30-45 years with 1-7 years experience, MD/MS.
The campus life is fun filled. There are outdoor and indoor sports facilities, gymnasium, debate club, literary club, social services society, photography club, music society, dance club, singing society, drama society. There is a central library with various books and smaller department libraries. IT labs for computing. The gender ratio of male: female is 1:1. There is a multicultural diversity in the campus with different students of different religions, caste, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, political beliefs and economic status. The campus believes in equality with complete tolerance to the amazing diversity of students. There are no reports of religious intolerance, sexual offences, violence etc. The college takes pride in it's culturally rich, diverse and inclusive campus.
COURSE CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
MBBS Course is of 4 1/2 years duration consisting of 9 semesters. It is divided into 3 phases: Preclinical/ 1st MBBS consisting of 3 semesters teaching Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry. Paraclinical/ 2nd MBBS consisting of 2 semesters teaching Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology and Forensic Medicine and Toxicology. Clinical/ 3rd MBBS Part 1 consisting of 2 semesters teaching Community Medicine, Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology. Clinical/ 3rd MBBS Part 2 consisting of 2 semesters teaching Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Orthopaedics, Radiology, Psychiatry, Dermatology and Venereology, Anaesthesiology and Critical Care and Dentistry. In each semester there are 2 Internal Assessments. At end of every Semester there is a semester ending exam with theory and practicals. At end of each phase, there is the University professional exam consisting of theory and practical.
College festival is held annually every March of the year with indoor and outdoor competitive sports, food festivals, debates, dramas, singing competition, dance competition, band performances, fashion events. There are many associated big brand sponsorships. There are cultural nights. Professional and technical events held include weekly seminars, monthly CMEs, Guest visits, medical workshops by renowned doctors.
LOAN/ SCHOLARSHIP PROVISIONS
I have opted for OBC scholarship. I availed it on basis of my merit in the class 12 exam. The college offers Merit scholarship, OBC, ST, SC, Minority Scholarships, Girl's scholarship, Education loans. The sum for which the scholarship is provided is Rs 30000 per year for 4 1/2 years.