No solution from authorities after NMC cancels MBBS, PG medical seats, students stage protest at KNRUHS
Hyderabad: Around hundreds of medical students belonging to three private medical institutes in Telangana are facing an uncertain future after the National Medical Commission (NMC) cancelled the admissions citing lack of necessary infrastructure.Since these students have not been shifted to other medical colleges in the State and no solution has been offered in this regard, 50 such...
Hyderabad: Around hundreds of medical students belonging to three private medical institutes in Telangana are facing an uncertain future after the National Medical Commission (NMC) cancelled the admissions citing lack of necessary infrastructure.
Since these students have not been shifted to other medical colleges in the State and no solution has been offered in this regard, 50 such affected students staged a protest on Monday at the KNRUHS and demanded that Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences (KNRUHS) accommodates them in other colleges where seats are available.
While the students blamed the Vice Chancellor of the University for allegedly misleading NMC and the State Government, the Registrar of KNRUHS, Dr. D Praveen Kumar has assured that "No student will be ejected from his or her seat."
Medical Dialogues had earlier reported that following a surprise inspection, the National Medical Commission (NMC) recently cancelled MBBS and PG medical admissions in three private medical colleges in the State resulting in a huge decrease in the total number of seats.
While MBBS and postgraduate courses has been cancelled at MNR Medical College and Hospital, Sangareddy, in the case of Mahavir Institute of Medical Sciences, Vikarabad, the Apex Medical Regulator has cancelled the PG medical seats. Apart from this, TRR Institute of Medical Sciences, Patancheru lost its letter of permission for the first renewal and second batch of admission.
Although the NMC had informed KNRUHS that the affected students facing cancellation of admission may be reallocated to other medical colleges by the State Government, the problem is that the colleges which can take the students should also have the required infrastructure for accommodating the new strength of students. Further, the colleges should keep that in mind that even after admitting the new students, the total number of students should not cross 250 in any of the colleges.
NMC had also allowed the PG medical students to work for three months in the district hospitals against the seats available for the District Resident programme, adds TOI.
While addressing the issue of uncertain future of the affected students, the Vice Chancellor of KNRUHS, Dr. B Karunakar Reddy has informed the New Indian Express that he was waiting for State Government order regarding the colleges where such students would be relocated.
Therefore, left with no solution, the affected students are getting anxious due to the loss of valuable time and no hope for an early resolution of the problem.
The Siasat Daily adds that 50 such affected students belonging to those three institutes staged a protest on Monday at the KNRUHS and demanded that the University accommodates them in other colleges where seats are available. During the protest, the students met with the Registrar of the University, Dr. D Praveen Kumar and submitted a memorandum regarding the issue.
Upset over the fear of losing an entire academic year, these students also blamed the VC of the University by alleging that he misled the NMC and the State Government because of his personal conflicts with the medical management.
Referring to the issue, the Registrar of the University Dr. D Praveen Kumar informed the daily that the process of re-allotment would commence as per the regulations, after obtaining clear directives from the Apex Medical Body.
Clarifying that the University would take all the possible steps to ensure that the future of the students is not jeopardized, he added, "No student will be ejected from his or her seat."
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.