Why does All India Institute of Medical Sciences (A.I.I.M.S), New Delhi Fare Poorly in World Rankings and How Poor Administrative Set-up Adversely Affects Training of Doctors?

Kindly read the following.

Report on institutions rankings – Where our medical institutions stand? Our big neighbour & the way forward

The World, Regional, and Country ranks (WR, RR, and CR) are computed based on output, normalised impact (NI), high-quality publications (Q1), specialisation index (SI), and excellence rate (Exc) with institutions with a minimum of 100 publications figuring in the list.

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Table 1: Indian medical institutional ranking with Specialization index 0.8 – 0.9 http://www.ijmr.org.in/viewimage.asp?img=IndianJMedRes_2013_137_6_1204_114392_t1.jpg

 

Indian J Med Res 137, June 2013, pp 1204-1206 (Courtesy: Nishant Khurana, M.B.B.S. student, A.I.I.M.S., Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India)

Page on icmr.nic.in

My answer is with respect to world-class universities— A.I.I.M.S, New Delhi consistently ranks lower in any world ranking system; (it consistently ranks first in India)

For a thorough answer, we need to go through the current work culture at A.I.I.M.S, New Delhi,  modus operandi of its administration, and its faculty.

A.I.I.M.S administration with A.I.I.M.S being a premier and prestigious Indian medical institution, and an institute of national importance, is being run/administered indirectly by people with the military mentality, and under the guidance of Indian Army and Indian intelligence agencies. Every decision has cantonment blessings, and Indian bureaucracy is well aware of it.

  • Military Mentality – Individuals who have ‘My Way or the Highway‘ type of mindset. They have a strong belief in the policy of tit for tat.
  • My way or the highway is a predominantly American idiom that dates back to the 1970s.[1] It suggests an ultimatum like “take it or leave it”, which indicates that the listener(s) (who are typically not in a position to challenge the options, e.g. employees or those lacking money) must totally accept the speaker’s decision or suffer negative consequences such as being fired, asked to leave, or receive nothing. It may sometimes be seen with other pronouns, for example, her way or the highway. The idiom has been associated with narcissism[2][3][4] and micromanagement.[5]
  • tit for tat

    Tit for tat is giving back as much as you got, especially in retaliation for something harmful. If you conk your sister in the head and she conks you right back, that’s tit for tat. And stop it.

    Tit for tat is really more like “blow for a blow.” If you give someone a cupcake and she gives you one back, that’s not tit for tat, that’s just sweet. Tit for tat is meaner — it’s when someone does something like hit or steal something from someone, and the other person does something equally nasty back. This phrase is related to the saying “Let the punishment fit the crime.”

These people with military mentality do not represent a particular gender, caste, creed, religion, or any specific region: such people range from politicians (people’s representatives), intelligence agencies, bureaucracy, and armed forces to doctors, engineers, lawyers, teachers, scientists, researchers etc. i.e. every field has such kind of people.

Some of the patients, doctors, staff, and nurses, appointed on a temporary/permanent basis – are from the ranks of Indian armed forces and intelligence agencies; they look and behave similarly to any other common man/woman working or living in our immediate neighbourhood. These individuals/intelligence agents live in disguise making friends with civilians without the latter’s knowledge of their original loyalty (as you might have observed in various feature films for e.g. Vishwaroopam  and Kahaani)

Some of these individuals are very shrewd, but selfish and inept (revealing a lack of perceptiveness, judgment or finesse; generally incompetent and ineffectual). They want to run the system indirectly and milk it for their personal convenience. All in all, they lack empathy and compassion; and are not fit to be called humans.

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Super Mario Bros
This is the Mario game everyone played or at the very least, knows about. And it’s the game that started it all. From the music that’s hardwired into our brains, to the elementary control scheme, it still is a joy to play.
  • As most of us do not know- our selection, either in M.B.B.S (PMT exams), post-graduate studies, or post-doctoral studies does not exclusively depend on a single entrance examination; rather, it is a continuous process of gathering credits (credit) or credentials; wherein, an individual through his talents or abilities gather certain points/credits throughout his/her schooling, medical school, and at home and tuition classes  which makes him available for further studies or employment at a later date.
  • Have you played the game MARIO (mario)? One gets to collect coins and certain powers which regularly accrues, as and when we complete a certain level and move to the next level. These rewards and powers depend on our critical thinking abilities, agility, and decision-making acumen, they also decide our future survival. 
  • Who gets what points/credentials is decided by these intelligence agents/administrators posted by the Government of India at various institutions and localities. So, if the mechanism (intelligence agents/administrators) is incompetent, the method to reward point/credentials also gets corrupted, and hence, the final result goes awry.
  • The difference between ‘Mario’ and the game plan being followed by the intelligence apparatus is that when one moves onto the next level (ascends), one should try to clear one’s tracks, as mistakes/crimes committed in the previous levels would come to haunt/trouble us at subsequent levels.
  • Mind you, this whole process is conducted in the most undemocratic/ secretive manner possible, which leads to a lack of transparency, and hence, leads to corruption.
  • I also inferred that there are multiple intelligence agencies with varying levels of competence, like a continuum, so, even if, there is a glitch at a lower level, it does get corrected when it is brought to notice at the higher level i.e. more competent intelligence agencies, but in such cases, it takes time; and a person definitely gets what s/he deserves eventually.
  • LIke a nation having its own military and police force, every institution, authority, gender etc. have a similar security set up. Though, this aspect needs further research.

Kindly read Do you need to have a degree in science-related fields (ex: biology) before taking medicine to be a doctor, or can you just take medicine right away?

These individuals respect only power, follow orders blindly, and judge individuals, not on the basis of their inherent and intrinsic qualities like creativity, intelligence, honesty, sincerity, integrity, humility, kindness, rather, judge them on their artificial external aura.

They do not have the ability or talent to correctly interpret the information or data provided by other sources, and channelise the information for the betterment of our society, rather, their choices are made more on the basis of personal preferences; a trait that can prove/has proven detrimental to the very foundation and future of our nation, jeopardizing basic tenets of our constitution, or it can also be safely concluded that the information provided by the intelligence agencies/sources is either partial, incomplete, or deliberately misleading,  without realising the peril it might put the subject into, about whom the information is being provided.
One should not manipulate the information or data to attain certain desired personal objectives. (modus operandi of wise Western intelligence agencies)

Why?

Because

Execution requires Wisdom & Expertise. Expertise requires Knowledge. Knowledge requires Information. Information requires data ( for sake of storage). [Courtesy – Devang Bogora and Balaji Viswanathan]

  • How do faculty and administration at AIIMS, New Delhi take advantage of the weakness(?) of Indian Intelligence agencies and incompetence of Indian bureaucracy and vice-versa?  A database is created about every subject, regarding his/her vices and virtues by the intelligence agencies and administrators (from birth to death) containing every minuscule detail. All these would be made available beforehand to AIIMS/medical college faculty (in advance), including minute details, as to how many times a subject visits a washroom or how many times a subject masturbates; and what are their weaknesses and strengths (Yes, this is how Indian democracy works?)
  • How it happens vice-versa? If Indian authorities/Indian armed forces/Indian intelligence agencies know a particular weakness of a faculty member, they would use it to get maximum mileage for themselves and hence the system. This is similar to the modus operandi of various mafia dons. For example, if they want to kill a person and they want the killer not to get the blame, they would hire a blind person, get him/her a driving license, make him/her drive a truck and make that truck run over the target. Blindness lets the killer get away scot-free.
  • Suppose an individual is in a habit of shoplifting/minor thefts (kleptomania), the same would be informed to the faculty and administration in advance. Now, if that subject tries to question illegal, immoral, and unethical behaviour of AIIMS faculty/administration (or any person in power), then he/she would be charged with shoplifting/theft and punished, or labelled as having an excessive sexual desire, which could be detrimental to the institution and its residents/employees. That candidate would be thrown out of the institution, by creating an environment which is not conducive to his/her style of working. It is well known to the faculty that no enquiry would be ordered, or questioning would be done thereafter, as the intelligence database, too, would have a similar information about the candidate. Now, the vice of laziness, shoplifting, and sex addiction (loose character) would be written boldly in the ACR (Annual Confidential Report) or APAR (Annual Performance Appraisal Report) of the individual and he/she would be treated in a similar manner everywhere he/she goes for employment, i.e. as a lazy sex addict and a thief, without even considering the circumstances in which he/she was forced to perform those acts in first place. At every level, a vice (underlined) would be added, if the subject is not subservient to the authorities.
  • So, be careful with your kids, if your infant is seen playing with his/her genitals or your 6 or a 7-year-old child is seen playing nude with the child of the opposite gender, then they would be incarcerated for the rest of their lives; intelligence agencies would then label them as sex addicts and incest mongers. And some would also use them for a similar purpose. Yes, this is how Indian government administration and intelligence apparatus functions; we are nothing but a commodity for them. That is why I refrain from calling India a democracy and the right to freedom as a fundamental right. In India rules and regulations are applicable in a very subjective manner.
  • Suppose, during childhood, one gets into frequent troubles with the opposite gender, even if the response is a simple reply for self-protection, then s/he would be labelled as biased against that gender for the rest of their lives.

 

“I’m convinced that when we help our children find healthy ways of dealing with their feelings – ways that don’t hurt them or anyone else – we’re helping to make our world safer, better place.” —— Mister Rogers (Edutopia)

 

  • Now, every institution and establishment (the human resource department) has to maintain the records of profitability or loss-making abilities of an employee, in which every information regarding vices and virtues of an employee is noted. If an employee has too many vices compared to virtues, the cost of keeping that employee on rolls would increase when compared to the ones who have more virtues than vices. ( to confirm, you can contact any HR department of a major firm or company)
  • The AIIMS, New Delhi administration and faculty deliberately inflates the vices and negates the virtues of an individual (a person who is not subservient to them), so that the compensation and liabilities due, are reduced considerably; thereby, compromising his/her fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution of India. This drastically reduces the facilities to be awarded to that employee, thereby causing irreparable harm or damage to the health (physical and mental),  as well as the financial status of an employee, and a loss of precious time in the process of repair.
  • Similarly, a subject, who is favourable and subservient to the Indian bureaucracy, the Indian Army, Indian intelligence agencies, AIIMS faculty and administration, is shown to possess an exaggerated number of virtues and negligible vices. This is favouritism and cronyism; thereby, providing facilities to the non-deserving employee or the student while the deserving continues to suffer physically and mentally. [An important downside to the principle of non-interference by administrators and politicians; with full autonomy, AIIMS, New Delhi and other government medical colleges have degenerated into a cosy, nepotistic club of rampant mediocrity; a culture of mediocrity where mediocre people get other mediocre people around them and thrive in a cocoon of comfortable cronyism.A new class act- Higher education in India is failing. Overhauling the system can salvage it ]
  • I was labelled as a case of schizophrenia by the head of the department of paediatric surgery at AIIMS, New Delhi; Dr. Veereshwar Bhatnagar, as I never was in agreement with his method of bullying students at AIIMS and that of victimising gullible people for attaining one’s goals, and he even adviced my parents to get me admitted under psychiatric care for proper treatment.

 

“For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.” Richard P. Feynman 

Kindly read – AIIMS के भ्रष्ट्राचार को इस अधिकारी ने किया था उजागर, अब IB ने किया यह खुलासा

HC Upholds Whistleblower Sanjiv Chaturvedi’s Right to Access IB Report Exonerating Him

I will try and illustrate it with an analogy. 

If these individuals with military mentality have been taught that number ‘4’ can be arrived at by the equation, ‘2+2= 4’, then they will make every subject learn the same by heart, and all the other possible solutions are banned. Mind you, if it suits them, they can also prove ‘2 + 2 = 5’ ( Does 2 + 2 = 5 for very large values of 2?  They are extremely manipulative.

  • Also, as now, they have proved 2+2 equal to 5, they would foolishly start using a similar equation, as and when, a situation demands, for e.g. A student is given 2 apples by ‘X’ faculty member and 2 apples by ‘Y’ faculty member, to be given to ‘Z’ faculty member; when a student returns ‘apples’ to ‘Z’ faculty member, it is expected of him/her that the number of apples should be ‘5’ as 2+2=5. If not, s/he is labelled as a moron and incapable of a decent job anywhere.
  • Also, if they are given an equation where they have to calculate the following: 9 x 8+2+2+2+2+2+2=? Now as per normal rules (BODMAS) being followed elsewhere, the answer would be 72+4+4+4=84. But, according to the faculty members, the answer should be 72+5+5+5=87. Wherever they apply their rules/regulations, the final result in complex calculations goes haywire. But, no one except the innocent common man suffers. WHY? because they (faculty and intelligence agencies) are the ones who set questions, they are the ones who check answers and declare the final result. And they are the ones who decide promotions and honours. Hence, whosoever knows the secret of ‘2+2=5’ gets selected, even though the calculations may not be practically feasible. Some people are way too smart, and they tend to go overboard with a sense of superiority and make 2+2=6, 7, 8,9……till the situation gets out of hand. This also happens when an individual moves on from one government institution to another, taking advantage of the previous vice being mentioned in the APAR, newer vices are added up.
  • Therefore, when such people try to send a rocket to the moon, it would never be able to take off; the blame being put on common man for being corrupt and inept.
  • People they reject are accepted by the foreign universities, hence the brain drain.
  • They take advantage of the fact that law and order are relatively non-existent in India. Law enforcement agencies, that remain, who happen to be non-corrupt and unbiased, are thoroughly incompetent, which negates their existence, and are taken advantage of (Delhi Police is a prime example).

There is another possibility for candidates who normally follow every rule and regulation. They would calculate the solution to be 4; even if, this calculation is allowed, it comes with a caveat.

Now 4 can be arrived at by an infinite number of arithmetic calculations and methods, like 1+3=4, 5-1=4, 2 raise to power 2 = 4, the square root of 16 equal to 4, 100-96= 4, and so on.

These individuals are so irresponsible, incompetent, intolerant, and inept that they would bully everyone else into accepting the equation 2+2= 4, is the only plausible and feasible arithmetic calculation by which one can correctly arrive at the solution 4.



“I cannot think of any way in which I can be brain dead so that my organs can be useful. Dr Mahapatra would say that I am already brain dead.”– Dr. Rachit Gupta I cannot work with those who control my destiny


 


 

Are they Sadists? This allegation requires further investigation. (the tendency to derive pleasure, especially sexual gratification, from inflicting pain, suffering, or humiliation on others) 

It should be differentiated from Schadenfreude

Thanks to

Harsh Snehanshu’s answer to Who are the best professors at IIT Delhi? for helping me differentiate between ‘Sadism’ and ‘Schadenfreude’.

These beings (won’t like to call them either living or humans) are shrewd, selfish and business minded. I think they didn’t read the story of the “The Eighteenth Camel”

  • Many years ago, a man died and left his camels to his three sons; one-half to the oldest, one-third to the second son, and one-ninth to the youngest. However, there was a problem–he had only 17 camels. A dispute quickly arose among the brothers. The eldest son argued that the father’s will was in error because one-half, one-third, and one-ninth do not add up to a whole. He felt that he should receive all the camels because this was the tradition in the community. The middle son said his wife had the potential to be very ill and pleaded for an extra camel so that he could sustain his family. Although the story was not true, it seemed like a good idea at the time to get that extra camel at all costs and deal with the family fallout later. The youngest son argued that what was allocated to him was actually one-sixth because a number reversal had occurred. The adversarial negotiation escalated. The feud became so heated that the families did not speak to each other. The brothers no longer allowed their children to play together and terminated all joint ventures between themselves. One of the siblings even thought of killing some of the camels or one of his brothers. The brothers desperately needed to resolve this conflict. They finally agreed to go to a wise old woman in the community and tell her of their problem. They gave her the right to arbitrate their dispute and to dictate a solution. She said, “I am old and unable to ride my camel anymore. Why don’t you take my camel? Then you will have 18 camels and you can divide them among the three of you.”The brothers gave half (or 9 of the 18 camels to the eldest son, a third (or 6) of them to the second son and a ninth (or 2) of them to the youngest son. One camel remained. The brothers were able to agree that they should return it to the old woman.
  • This is how wise and talented administrators behave. One has to think on a long-term basis; wherein, even the old wise woman didn’t suffer loss (loss was temporary for the public to know, but the wise old woman knew she would get her camel). The government or administration has to sow something, to reap later.

People who are creative, imaginative, innovative, and talented would question their mindset and present solution with an infinite number of possibilities, but these authorities/faculty would nip that process of critical thinking, independence, and creativity in the bud itself.

They have a behaviour which comes very close to a medical condition termed ‘Grandiosity’ Grandiosity and narcissism.

  • Grandiosity refers to an unrealistic sense of superiority—a sustained view of oneself as better than others (over smart), that causes the narcissist to view others with disdain or as inferior—as well as to a sense of uniqueness: the belief that few others have anything in common with oneself and that one can only be understood by a few or very special people.[and also, occurs in Reactive Attachment Disorder.]
Narcissism is the pursuit of gratification from vanity or egotistic admiration of one’s own attributes. Narcissism
These individuals with military mentality are deeply insecure of their subordinates. They believe, come what may, one is not allowed to question their superiors/seniors, even if the conduct of superiors is legally, morally, and ethically wrong. This kind of mindset is considered extremely unhealthy from administrative, research, and teaching point of view (I call it military mentality), it’s impossible for me to comprehend, how come A.I.I.M.S (All India Institute of Medical Sciences), New Delhi; Army Research & Referral Hospital, New Delhi; A.F.M.C (Armed Forces Medical College), Pune; P.G.I.M.E.R (Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research), Chandigarh; University of Delhi; S.G.P.G.I (Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences & Research), Lucknow etc. have been teaching and conducting research all these years; it is implausible with the traits, being exhibited by the faculty members, as mentioned above; hence, I came to the conclusion, they have simply been recycling and regurgitating, what our western counterparts have achieved over hundreds of years of exhaustive smart work, extensive research, and smart teaching. The have simply been conducting applied research; framework being provided by the western (more advanced) researchers.
  • Applied research is a form of systematic inquiry involving the practical application of science. It accesses and uses some part of the research communities’ (the academia’s) accumulated theories, knowledge, methods, and techniques, for a specific, often state-, business-, or client-driven purpose. Applied research is contrasted with pure research (basic research) in the discussion about research ideas, methodologies, programs, and projects. Applied research deals with solving practical problems and generally employs empirical methodologies.  

For them, there exists only one solution to any problem; the one that is known to them, and they would bash, and sometimes creating environment which kills people in extreme situations and harass individuals who dare to think differently, questioning their mindset and intent (A.I.I.M.S, New  Delhi is a hotbed for suicide amongst its students, residents, nurses, and other employees, the reason most often being proffered is work pressure, some disease, or some disability, or some psychiatric ailment, which is false according to prima facie evidence; even if there happens to be an underlying disorder, the same has been precipitated or accentuated by the prevailing stressful environment, based on my experience, observation, reasoning, and analysis after having worked at A.I.I.M.S, New Delhi and various other medical colleges throughout the country)

SUICIDE DIARY OF AN A.I.I.M.S, NEW DELHI STUDENT https://jeevanshudhawan.wordpress.com/2016/02/05/suicide-diary-of-a-a-i-i-m-s-new-delhi-student/

Dr. Rachit Gupta Dies by Suicide; Reasons Found in Diary  http://www.suicide.org/dr-rachit-gupta-suicide.html

Kindly also read Remembering “RUCHIKA GIRHOTRA” ….How to Prevent such Heinous Crimes? https://jeevanshu.wordpress.com/2015/06/06/remembering-ruchika-girhotra-how-to-prevent-such-heinous-crimes/

These hooligans (an uncultured, aggressive, rude, noisy troublemakers) want respect at any cost, a fact they conveniently forget, that ‘Respect is Commanded’ and never ‘Demanded’, especially, if one is undeserving;

one should earn respect and loyalty.

These people want respect strictly on the basis of their older age, or on the basis of their daily work schedule; irrespective of how rude, inefficient, unwise, and incompetent they actually are. Administration either connives with them or behaves as a mute spectator (reasons are best known to them).

This kind of mindset works as a poison (in a fashion similar to cyanide; wherein, cyanide acts as a poison for respiratory enzymes in mitochondria) for individuals with imagination, critical thinking, creativity, and talent; it destroys the seed of independent research,

portrays teaching and educating individuals as some sort of a military training; wherein, every student is a potential threat to everyone, especially faculty and employees (thereby, creating an environment of collusive mediocrityuntil and unless proven, without an iota of doubt, otherwise. There is complete lack of transparency, unlike the U.S.A (United States of America) system of education.

Research comprises “creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of humans, culture and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications.”

Research is the process of solving problems and finding facts in an organised way. Research is done by using what is known (if anything) and building on it. Additional knowledge can be got by proving (or falsifying) existing theories, and by trying to better explain observations. Research should be systematic, organised, and objective.

The primary purposes of basic research (as opposed to applied research) are documentation, discovery, interpretation, or research and development (R&D) of methods and systems for the advancement of human knowledge.

“If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?”

— Albert Einstein

 

‘Teach’ means  to impart knowledge to or instruct (someone) as to how to do something: definition of teach in English from the Oxford dictionary

Scientific research is a systematic way of gathering data and harnessing curiosity. This research provides scientific information and theories for the explanation of nature and the properties of the world. It makes practical applications possible. Research

Education is the process of facilitating learning. Knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits of a group of people are transferred to other people, through storytelling, discussion, teaching, training, or research. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of educators, but learners may also educate themselves in a process called autodidactic learning.

Autodidacticism

Autodidacticism (also autodidactism) or self-education is the act of learning about a subject or subjects in which one has had little to no formal education. Many notable contributions have been made by autodidacts.

“In its broadest meaning, self-directed learning describes a process in which individuals take the initiative, with or without the help of others, in diagnosing their learning needs, formulating learning goals, identifying human and material resources for learning, choosing and implementing appropriate learning strategies, and evaluating learning outcomes.” (? Self-directed Learning by Malcolm Knowles, 1975, p. 18 – Wikipedia)

Autodidacticism is sometimes a complement of modern education. Students should be encouraged to do more independent work.

Any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may be considered educational. Education

Kindly read “Medical Curriculum Redesign For a New Generation And a New Agehttps://jeevanshudhawan.wordpress.com/2016/02/05/medical-curriculum-redesign-for-a-new-generation-and-a-new-age/ and “What is Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)? How is it Advantageous in Promoting Talent, Creativity and Research?https://jeevanshu.wordpress.com/2015/07/02/what-is-choice-based-credit-system-cbcs-how-is-it-advantageous-for-promoting-talent-creativity-and-research-part-ii/

These individuals should not be called administrators, they are mere incompetent managers.

A hilarious story would throw more light on their modus operandi.

A wealthy and selfish incompetent manager was driving in his car when he saw two men along the roadside eating grass. Disturbed by the sight, he ordered his driver to stop and he got out to investigate. He asked one man “Why are you eating grass?”                                                              

 “We don’t have any money for food,” the poor man replied. “We have to eat grass.”

“Well, then, you can come with me to my house and I’ll feed you,” the incompetent manager said.       “But sir, I have a wife and five children with me. They are over there, under that tree”.

“Bring them along,” the incompetent manager replied. Turning to the other poor man he stated, “You come with us also.”

The second man, in a pitiful voice then said, “But sir, I also have a wife and seven children with me!”

“Bring them all, as well,” the incompetent manager answered.

They all entered the car, which was no easy task, even for a car as large as it was.

One of the poor fellows turned to Mr. Manager and said, “Sir, you are too kind. Thank you for taking all of us with you.”

The incompetent manager replied, “Glad to do it. You’ll really love my place; the grass is almost 1 meter high!”

Lesson: Never trust incompetent managers… They will take you to any extreme to finish their job.

The above mindset lowers the morale of budding doctors, students, researchers and teachers, and leads to the brain drain from institutions and establishments of national importance. Good doctors, teachers, educators and researchers are leaving in droves for foreign shores, some for training, and some permanently.

Hence, after working at A.I.I.M.S, New Delhi (also at Rajindra Hospital, Patiala, where the top floor has been occupied by ‘Territorial Army’) I came to a conclusion — that the above-mentioned mindset is detrimental to teaching, education, research, and the growth of institutions and establishments nurturing them, thereby adversely affecting the living condition of citizens of our country.

An important downside to the principle of non-interference by administrators and politicians; with full autonomy, AIIMS, New Delhi and other government medical colleges, and medical research centres have degenerated into a cosy, nepotistic club of rampant mediocrity; a culture of mediocrity where mediocre people get other mediocre people around them and thrive in a cocoon of comfortable cronyism.   A new class act- Higher education in India is failing. Overhauling the system can salvage it 

 

Ordinary fools are all right; you can talk to them, and try to help them out. But pompous fools-guys who are fools and are covering it all over and impressing people as to how wonderful they are with all this hocus pocus-THAT, I CANNOT STAND! An ordinary fool isn’t a faker; an honest fool is all right. But a dishonest fool is terrible!”
Richard Feynman

Until the time, the above-mentioned mindset is prevalent amongst our administrators, teachers, researchers, and educators, and the decision making bodies governing/administering such establishments and institutions blindly accept, directly, or indirectly advice provided by individuals with military mindset, Indian universities, hospitals, educational, research, and teaching institutions/establishments, would always perform below par,  when compared to the best in the world, and the maximum potential that could have been achieved owing to the abundant human resources available in India.

“In general, we look for a new law by the following process: First we guess it; then we compute the consequences of the guess to see what would be implied if this law that we guessed is right; then we compare the result of the computation to nature, with experiment or experience, compare it directly with observation, to see if it works. If it disagrees with experiment, it is wrong. In that simple statement is the key to science. It does not make any difference how beautiful your guess is, it does not make any difference how smart you are, who made the guess, or what his name is — if it disagrees with experiment, it is wrong.”
Richard Feynman

The expertise and wisdom of an individual/organisation designing such an experiment are all the more important; because if the guess is right but the experiment designed to prove it is faulty, the result would be faulty, and hence, a wrong experiment would prove a right and smart ‘guess’ wrong.

A take-home message: People who find faults in everyone else except themselves, can never progress in life, and also have the ability to make other people’s life a living hell.


न नोननुन्नो नुन्नोनो नाना नानानना ननु |
नुन्नोऽनुन्नो ननुन्नेनो नानेना नुन्ननुन्ननुत् ||

A marvellous piece, using only the ‘न’s, by भारवि , from his only book किरातार्जुनीय. The meaning:

Translation – (नानानना:) O! multiple headed soldiers of Lord Shiva, (ना न) he is not a man (ऊननुन्न:) who loses to a lowly/base human. (नुन्नोन:) He who has destroyed littleness is (ना ननु अना) not a human (he is a god). (न-नुन्नेन:) He whose master is indestructible, (नुन्न: अनुन्न:) can’t be harmed even after being wounded (harmed). (नुन्ननुन्ननुत्) Someone who hurts an extremely wounded man (न अनेना:) can never be a non-criminal.

i.e.,
(Arjuna has already wounded a soldierHe says to the soldier: If I (lowly, mere mortal me, Arjuna) kill you, you will cease to be a man. Lord Shiva is the destroyer of insignificance and you as his servant; the servant of that almighty God is supposed to be indestructible. You are severely wounded, and I am not a sinner to hurt you more (and kill you). Source: संस्कृत rocks! | Eureka!

What worked yesterday won’t work today.

Why?

Yesterday natural resources defined power. Today knowledge is potential power.

Yesterday hierarchy was the model. Today synergy is the mandate.

Yesterday masters commanded and controlled. Today leaders empower and coach.

Yesterday masters were warriors. Today leaders are facilitators.

Yesterday masters demanded respect. Today leaders encourage self-respect.

Yesterday shareholders came first. Today customers come first.

Yesterday managers directed. Today managers delegate.

Yesterday supervisors flourished. Today supervisors vanish.

Yesterday employees took orders. Today team makes decisions.

Yesterday seniority signified status. Today creativity drives the process.

Yesterday production determined availability. Today quality determines value demand.

Yesterday value was extra. Today value is everything.

Yesterday everyone was a competitor. Today everyone is a facilitator.

Yesterday progress was made through expediency. Today progress is made on the basis of imagination, innovation, and integrity.

Adapted from ‘Empires of the Mind’ by Denis Waitley



One needs to teach and help develop critical thinking amongst students to produce Nobel Laureates and high achievers. Don’t be a Dupe. Be a Critical and Creative Thinker!  https://jeevanshu.wordpress.com/2016/02/26/dont-be-a-dupe-be-a-critical-and-creative-thinker/

For more insight

do read What is the Role of Indian Armed Forces and Intelligence Agencies in A.I.I.M.S, New Delhi, and Other Indian Institutions and Establishments in India?https://jeevanshudhawan.wordpress.com/2016/02/05/indian-army-do-all-of-them-deserve-the-same-kind-of-respect-what-is-their-role-in-a-i-i-m-s-other-indian-institutions-and-establishments/

and

What is the Easiest and Most Convenient Method to Destroy a Strong and Powerful Society or a Nation?

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6 thoughts on “Why does All India Institute of Medical Sciences (A.I.I.M.S), New Delhi Fare Poorly in World Rankings and How Poor Administrative Set-up Adversely Affects Training of Doctors?”

  1. Sir,i’m a aspirant for forthcoming medical examination.i just read your post & got a nervous breakdown because i have assumed aiims & afmc to be such a place where one can get a chance luckily to embrace his/her creativity,talent and many more.one can take his/her thinking to just a new level.i am under a complete dilemma whether to join them or not.i hope you gonna guide me sir.

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