Chandrapur Road, Sankar Madhab Path,
Gandhi Nagar, Panikhaiti, Guwahati
Tel: +91.0361-2330008 Cell: 9864137777
About ASSAM DOWN TOWN – ASSAM, India
The down town Charity Trust was formed in 1997 by the down town hospital ltd. The urge to do something for the underprivileged and deprived section of the society led to the formation of down town Charity Trust. Apart from doctors, the members of the trust include Engineers, Educationists and other professionals from various walks of life.
The down town Charity Trust is promoted by down town hospital ltd., the first corporate multi specialty hospital in North Eastern India. It has a distinguished name in the healthcare industry, serving the people of Assam and the North Eastern Region with its expertise for the last 23 years. (For more info please visit www.downtownhospitals.in)
√ To reach premium healthcare facilities to the economically weaker sections of the society
√ Create infrastructure to develop the human resource of the region
Over the years, the trust has been involved in varied social activities like organising free health camps, undertaking special health programs like the Smile Train Project, the Dhwani Project as well as a free clothes bank “Sankar Madhab Vastra Bank” for the low income group population.The trust has established theShankar Madhab Rural Charity Hospital at Panikhaiti Assam with the intention to provide quality healthcare at the reasonable fees to the common people
Keeping in mind with its second main objective the trust has embarked on the largest educational project of the North Eastern Region.
The trust set out to start one of the largest and integrated educational campuses in the region, which will be able to provide a variety of professional programs, at a reasonable fee structure.Thousands of students have to leave the region, for want for better courses, which were not traditionally available. This educational campus would help to address that to some extent. The construction of the campus began in 2004.
The trust started with BSc Nursing Program in 2008 and then followed it with the Pramedical degree course in 2009. In the initial year the courses were affiliated to the Assam governmnet Health University. This was the first degree paramedical college in the region.
Today, the university in its only third year of existense is offering almost 50 programs and has almost 2500 students from 10 Indian states as well as neighbouring countries of Butan and Nepal.
The University is committed to quality education. It has been recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC), All India Council tor Technical Education (AICTE), Indian Nursing Council (INC), Pharmacy Council of India (PCI) and Indian Association of Physiotherapy (IAP). Since, its a new University, it will soon approach NAAC for accreditation.
The trust envisages that in the next ten years it can establish one consolidated campus offering almost all available programs to the students of the NE Region. Thus , help is saving brain drain from this region, it believes this will greatly help in improving the quality of human resource in the country.