In a first,the MS University on Saturday granted affiliation to Gotri Medical College (GMC),an institute run by state government-promoted autonomous trust,Gujarat Medical Education and Research Society (GMERS).
Senate members today approved the proposal at their annual meeting by a majority vote.
This is the first time in the history of the MSU that any college or institute has been granted affiliation.
The university handbook has provisions for the same but it was never invoked before.
The varsity had been considering the proposal of granting affiliation to the GMC since 2009.
The Senate members supporting the proposal said the move would be advantageous to the city as it would get a new hospital where people can get free treatment.
However,members opposing the move said this could lead to the university being flooded with applications from private colleges seeking affiliation.