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Para Medical Courses in interdisciplinary medical subjects are becoming enormously important in Health Care Systems. In the recent years, there has been a growing need for qualified and well-trained Para Medical personnel who form an integral component of medical profession. In order to meet the increasing demand for qualified and trained Para Medical personnel it is necessary to impart the training to the eligible and interested students. The Para Medical Board formed by the Government of Karnataka is having overall control over the Govt. and Pvt. Institutions running Para Medical Courses in the State. The main functions of the Board are grant of affiliation, regulate admissions and control the functioning of Institutions running Para Medical courses with respect to importing quality education programme and conduction of examinations.
The Man Power Committee constituted by the Govt. of Karnataka has emphasized that there is an acute shortage of Para Medical personnel in our State. Taking this into consideration the State Govt. has constituted this Board in the year 1997 to control and to conduct the Para Medical Courses.