Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) was established on 3 June 1998 by the state Government of Maharashtra through an ordinance. The State Legislature passed Maharashtra University of Health Sciences Act 1999 (Act No X) and received the assent of the Governor, in the Maharashtra Government Gazette on 21 January, 1999. The University was declared open by the Governor of Maharashtra on June 10, 1998 and all colleges and institutions imparting education in health science in the state of Maharashtra have been affiliated to this new university under Section 6(3) of the Act. This University has got the membership of Association of Indian Universities (AIU) & Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU). It has also been included in the list of Universities maintained by University Grants Commission under Section 2(f) of the UCG Act 1956. The University has 188 affiliated colleges spread over 35 districts in the State. The University has been allotted 51 acres of Govt. land on Nashik Dindori Road within Nashik Municipal Corporation limits. The campus is located in the scenic hilly surroundings, in the vicinity of the famous Jain Shrine of Chaamar Lene. BDS degree has been recognised by the Dental Council of India. MBBS degree has been recognised by Medical Council of India. BAMS, BUMS & BHMS degrees are in the process of being recognised by respective Central Councils. Faculty
Ayurved & Unani.
Allied Health Sciences.
Library - Various Books published by the All India Universities Association, bound volumes of University News since 1996, books published on National Family Health Survey and Commonwealth University volumes are available. Various Journals on Medical and other branches of Medicine are also available in the Library. The library is in development phase and it is proposed to convert it in ‘Digital Library’ after shifting to new premises. Digital Library - Digital Library is a web based electronic storage and access environment that enables accessing information from a remote location . Maharashtra University of Health Sciences has developed a Digital Library Network for dissemination of health science information resources to the authorised affiliated institutions under its jurisdiction. The Digital Library at MUHS will be the nerve centre of Health Science Library & Information Network. Among the affiliated institutions, those who are authorised by MUHS can only have the privilege of accessing contents of Digital Library.
Subscription Charges for Institution : Rs. 15000/- per Year.
Subscription Charges for Individual : Rs. 5000/- per Year.
Those who are interested to login into this unique project, please fill-in the Registration Form and send it back to "Registrar, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Mhasrul, Dindori Road, Nashik-422004" accompanying a D.D.in the name of "The Registrar, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik" payable at Nashik. Digital Library Help Line : 0253-2539180 / 181.
School of Research - Research is the most important component of Health Sciences Education & health care system.
Keeping this in view; the University has established a School of Research, which has undertaken following activities: -
Four workshops have been conducted on ‘Research Methodology’.
Two Inter-Faculty Research Conventions have been organized.
Research fellowships for 25 teachers & 100 students @ Rs. 25000/- & Rs. 2500/- each, respectively, for every academic year, have been introduced.
Collaboration with ICMR for Research Project in epidemiological study in health status in Maharashtra is in pipeline.
Collaboration with Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth for Research on Medicinal Herbs is in pipeline.
School of Public Health Education - Cost effective health care of community can be achieved with the education of community on promotive, preventive and curative aspects of their health problems. Keeping this in mind, the University has undertaken a Public Health Education Programme as part of Community Engagement. The University has already launched this programme from World Health Day 2002. AIDS Awareness Day was organized on 1st December 2002 and a rally of students of affiliated colleges at Nashik was taken out through the city. The affiliated colleges also conduct similar programmes throughout the State. The University has signed an MOU with Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik for conduct of Health Awareness Certificate Courses, through distance education programme, for people at large.
Information Computer Technology
1. Proxy Server Technique
Installed a 64 KBPS ISDN line & ISDN internet connection.
Proxy Server has been set up.
All departments have access to Internet.
2. Mail Server Technique
Controls incoming & outgoing E-mails.
All departments have own E-mail addresses.
E-mail addresses of all affiliated colleges are available.
The University has instituted the following awards :-
For Curricular activity
i) Gold Medal for topper in every examination. ii) Certificate of merit to first five / first three in every examination.
For Extra curricular activity:
Gold Medal & Certificate of merit for :
i) Best Teacher. ii) Best Student. iii) Best Sports person.
School of Training & Evaluation - The University has established a School of Training & Evaluation. This school conducts aggressive training programmes for updating teachers in syllabi pattern, examination reforms, professional knowledge and communication skills.
Teachers Training Workshops - Trainer’s training workshops are conducted at University headquarters at Nashik. Teachers are given opportunity during these workshops to interact with University administration.
Collaboration with other Universities - As community engagement, it is proposed to start certificate courses in ‘Health Awareness’ for the people in collaboration with Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik. The MOU has been signed & the work is in progress. In collaboration with Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Agricultural University, Dapoli, it has been decided to develop Herbal Garden at the University Campus and compilation of medicinal plants available in rural area of Maharashtra, which will be useful in Research and Public Health Care as well. A pilot study, of health status of people of Nashik district comprising of Urban, Rural & Tribal areas was undertaken with the collaboration of ICMR, New Delhi. It is proposed to conduct the same type of study in all the districts in Maharashtra, so that database will be available for effective planning of health services delivery, research and teaching.
Students Welfare Activities
NSS - By 2002-2003 the strength of the candidates increased to 7000 volunteers in 80 colleges. It has taken part in various activities undertaken - Blood donation, Health Education, Health Survey, Water Conservation, AIDS-awareness.etc. Selected volunteers participated in National Integration Camps, Adventure Training Camp and Environment Enrichment Camp. 19 programme officers have undergone orientation training at NSS Training, Orientation & Research Centre at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai from 13 to 22 May 2003.
Sports - Students of the University regularly participate in inter-University sports competition – “Aswamedh” at State level & AIU tournaments at National level.
Cultural Activities - The Students participate every year in “Dr PC Alexander Chancellor’s Essay Competition” in Marathi and English conducted by Pune and Mumbai University respectively.
Students Councils - College Students Councils & University Students Council have been constituted and their meetings are held regularly. This University has participated in “12th International Conference on assessing policy on higher education” held at Melbourne, Australia. The University also had an opportunity to participate in “Planning meeting of Commonwealth Universities to combat the impact of HIV / AIDS on higher education sector” held at Geneva in March 2001. This University participated in “International Conference on Medical Education and Technology” organised by N.T.R. University of Health Sciences, at Hyderabad, during January 2002 and presented a paper on “Academic Reforms and its impact on Health Sciences Education”. The paper was well received.