An alumnus of IIT Mumbai and former Education Minister of Maharashtra, Kamal Kishore Kadam is a highly experienced academician and educationist. Founded by Kadam in 1982, The Mahatma Gandhi Mission Trust has been offering outstanding service to the society by providing education in Medical, Engineering, Architecture, Nursing, Management, Computer Science and IT, Bioinformatics and Biotechnology, Fine arts and Journalism and Primary Education with upmost dedication and commitment. The trust runs the prestigious MGM Institute of Health Sciences, a deemed university in Mumbai that aims to be a top-ranking Centre of Excellence in Medical Education and Research. As a constituent unit of MGM Institute of Health Sciences, MGM New Bombay College of Nursing is distinctive in both its educational programs and its support to students and staff.
The health care system in India requires a large number of qualified medical professionals to meet the prescribed norms laid down by the World Health Organization (WHO) for serving the Indian population. To meet the challenges and demands of health care system in the country, the Union Ministry of Health and Family welfare in 2016 took a path breaking competency-based initiative for the empowerment of Nursing Profession by launching Nurse Practitioner in Critical Care (NPCC) Postgraduate Programme. MGM New Bombay College of Nursing is one among the pioneering institutes in India for offering NPCC programme successfully with effect from 15 November 2017.
However, the implementation of NPCC programme is not an easy deal. As a clinical residency program emphasizing a strong clinical component with 20 percent of theoretical instruction including skill lab and 80 percent of clinical experience, the institutes offering NP programmes are expected to have a parent tertiary care centre, Medical ICU, Surgical ICU, Cardio/thoracic ICU and Emergency care unit. A constituent unit of MGM Institute of Health Sciences (MGMIHS), Deemed University u/s 3 of UGC Act 1956, MGM New Bombay College of Nursing has state-of-the-art infrastructure to carry out the most advanced aspects of nursing practices in the country. The institute is housed at MGM Educational Campus, Kamothe, Navi Mumbai, accessible to rail as well as bus route. The college is self-paced with basic and advanced learning resources, well-equipped classrooms, Multimedia and LCD facility, nursing laboratories, computer labs, student lounges, administrative offices and library with latest books and journals. All faculty members utilize ICT facilities for enhancing teaching and learning. The institute's simulation laboratories facilitate learning of various nursing procedures with the help of mannequins and simulators.
"MGM group of hospitals provides a rich field of hands - on clinical experience under strict supervision by the nursing faculty members. MGM Medical College hospital is a super specialty hospital with 24 hours Advanced Emergency and Trauma Center with well equipped computerized NABL accredited Pathology Laboratory and state of art operation theatres, Critical Care Units, dialysis and Kidney transplant Unit," says Dr. Prabha K. Dasila, Director, MGM New Bombay College of Nursing. The institute focuses on upgrading the quality of nursing in the hospital in a priority basis by enhancing the work force, enrolling the employed nurses to higher education in the parent institution and conducting continuous counselling and in service education. This in turn facilitates training of students. "Our curriculum is meticulously planned considering the global perspectives. We also offer additional training facilities in affiliated hospitals considering the curricular requirements," pinpoints Dr. Dasila.
Since its inception in 2008, the institute has progressively grown in strength and scope over the years in response to demanding needs of professional nurses. "Our B.Sc Nursing was started with intake of 30 seats, which was further enhanced to 50 seats per annum from the academic year 2009. We subsequently established Post Basic B.Sc Nursing in 2013, M.Sc Nursing and PhD in Nursing in the year 2014," shares Dr. Dasila. Presently, MGM New Bombay College of Nursing offers undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD Programme in Nursing with realistic and successful access to higher education. The PhD scholars of the institute are actively engaged in various research topics of national priorities under the National Rural Health Mission Programme of the Government of India.
"We have an excellent pool of faculty members who possess PhD and Post graduate qualification in various nursing specialties and are committed with strong work ethics and have rich academic and clinical experience to augment teaching and learning activities," adds Dr. Dasila. The institution also invites experts from inter disciplinary departments of MGMIHS and deliberate lectures on selective topics on Core curriculum. Experts from other institutions are also invited in providing additional guidance for selective topics through workshops and seminars. "We do have a dedicated Institutional Research Recognition Committee comprising of faculty members to monitor and address issues related to Undergraduate, postgraduate, intramural and extramural research," states Dr. Dasila.
"I decided to join MGM New Bombay College of Nursing after hearing a lot about the support they give for research activities. Throughout my studies, I have experience a great level of handholding from faculty members including Dr. Prabha, which may not be available if I were in any other nursing colleges in Mumbai," says Divya Shaji, a former student who came down to Mumbai from Middle East to do her MSc Nursing. When it comes to research and guiding students individual, apparently, MGM New Bombay College of Nursing surpasses its competitors by miles. Brincy John, an experienced nurse from Kerala who has been graduated from New Bombay College of Nursing, says, "Individual attention in each and everything that you do in the campus is what makes MGM New Bombay College of Nursing different from others. It has helped immensely and moulded me as a skilful nursing professional."
In a short span of just 10 years, MGM New Bombay College of Nursing today has become proud alma mater for 260 graduates who are currently working in premier institutes of the country and abroad. In fact, the institute provides UG and PG students with 100 percent job opportunity in MGM group of hospitals and MGM Nursing Educational Institutes. "Our graduates are working in various leading Hospitals of India and in some notable countries like USA, UK, Ireland, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Dubaim," proudly claims Dr. Dasila. Now, the institute has many ambitious plans, which they want achieve in the next five years. Need Based study of five villages under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, Govt of India, setting up of Natural Birthing Centre, international collaboration for faculty exchange for Critical Care and collaboration for funded international Research are few to mention among them.
Kamalkishore Kadam, Chairman
Kamal Kishore Kadam, Chairman MGM Trust, is an alumnus of IIT Mumabi. Former Minister of Education, Maharashtra state, Kadam is a man with strong business acumen and a flair for construction with high aesthetic value. Because of his efforts and keen interest, the Mahatma Gandhi Mission has received wide applause, and further, because of his zeal, the MGM has reached to the present heights. He possesses the dynamism to successfully venture into new areas of business and he has proved his mettle repeatedly. MGM's niche as a premier educational and service group is the result of the dedication of the dynamic individual, who is certainly one of the leading philanthropists in our country.
Dr. Prabha K. Dasila, Director
Dr. Dasila, has been associated with MGM since 1992. She has served MGM Nursing educational institutes at various capacities for more than 25 years with total experience of 34 years including work experience at Kasturba Hospital, BHEL Bhopal, M.P. She has done her Ph.D in nursing from Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune and M.Sc. in Nursing from S.N.D.T University, Mumbai. With vast experience in Teaching and guiding UG / PG Nursing students and PhD scholars, she is the key member of Trained Nurses Association of India and various other professional organizations. She has publications in several national and international journals.