MUHS offers relief to students after SC restricts admission at Dhule Medical College
Mumbai: Although the fate of the Dhule based ACPM Medical College is yet hanging before the High Court, the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) has assured the students, who already took admission, about their future.Not only the State is trying to find a solution regarding the issue, it has also assured to accommodate the already admitted students to other medical colleges if...
Mumbai: Although the fate of the Dhule based ACPM Medical College is yet hanging before the High Court, the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) has assured the students, who already took admission, about their future.
Not only the State is trying to find a solution regarding the issue, it has also assured to accommodate the already admitted students to other medical colleges if the college ultimately loses its recognition at the end of the legal process.
The issue emerged after the National Medical Commission (NMC) had put the Dhule based Annasaheb Chudaman Patil Memorial Medical College on no-admission list. Medical Dialogues had earlier reported that the apex medical regulator had not only cancelled the recognition for the 50 new MBBS seats at the medical college but it had also cancelled the institute's permission for 100 existing MBBS seats.
The institute was initially permitted for admitting 100 students for the MBBS course. However, for the academic year 2021-2022, the medical college was granted the permission for admitting 50 more students and thereby taking the total intake capacity of the medical college to 150 seats.
However, recently the National Medical Commission (NMC) had made a surprise inspection on 14.01.2022. During that surprise visit, the NMC team had found out deficiencies and passed an order withdrawing the letter of permission to increase 50 MBBS seats for the academic year 2021-2022. NMC also cancelled the permission for the existing 100 MBBS seats.
Taking refuge before the High Court, the college filed a plea and claimed that the surprise visit had been made on a holiday. After considering the matter, the HC had directed the NMC for conducting a re-inspection. However, when the matter reached the Supreme Court, it stayed the order of re-inspection and restored the admission of the matter before the High Court.
Naturally, at such an outset, the students who had got admitted to the medical college started becoming anxious regarding their future.
As per the latest media report by Hindustan Times, offering relief to the students, the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) has now clarified that students will not be affected by this move. If the legal process results in the college losing its recognition, MUHS has assured to accommodate the students to other medical colleges.
Mentioning that they will ensure that the 'students will not face any harm', a senior official from MUHS told HT, "Those who have already got admission to the college will continue studying there. However, if we do get orders, we will accommodate such students by shifting them to other medical colleges."
TOI adds that taking note of the fact that 100 students already got admitted to the medical college by the time the Supreme Court stayed the order, the State CET cell is planning to file an intervention in this matter.
Barsha completed her MA from the University of Burdwan, West Bengal in 2018. Having a knack for Journalism she joined Medical Dialogues back in 2020. She mainly covers news about medico legal cases, NMC/DCI updates, medical education issues including the latest updates about medical and dental colleges in India. She can be contacted at email@example.com.