Faculty Members of Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) opposed the move of the hospital's executive board to adopt a three-tier system of teaching cadre. They claimed that such system will dilute the Hospital's 'High standards" in medical education.
There are four teaching cadres at NIIMS that include assistant professor, associate professor, additional professor and last level being that of a professor. But recently the executive board based on the Indian Medical Council has decided to adopt a three-tier system where the cadre of additional professors will be excluded.
"We agree that now assistant professors can become professors quickly and they can end up earning more. But, it is not acceptable to us because we believe that this 'fast-tracking' will dilute the high standards of NIMS. We oppose this move of our management, which had recently, in an executive board meeting, decided to implement the three-tier system," said the faculty members.
"We do not want to trouble our patients and that's why we are protesting during our lunch break. We will conduct protests everyday on NIMS campus. We urge the government to take a wider opinion," said the faculty members.