Telangana writes to Centre, seeks Guidelines for reallocating 520 MBBS Students
Hyderabad: In an attempt to find a solution regarding the 520 students whose admissions were cancelled following a surprise inspection by the National Medical Commission (NMC), the State Government has recently written to the Centre and prayed for issuing a guideline so that these students can be re-allocated.This comes after recently the Telangana High Court dismissed the plea by the...
Hyderabad: In an attempt to find a solution regarding the 520 students whose admissions were cancelled following a surprise inspection by the National Medical Commission (NMC), the State Government has recently written to the Centre and prayed for issuing a guideline so that these students can be re-allocated.
This comes after recently the Telangana High Court dismissed the plea by the Mahavir Institute of Medical Sciences (MIMC) seeking a stay on the order of the Medical Assessment and Rating Board till the pendency of the statutory appeal before the Apex Medical Body.
As a result of this dismissal, these students are now facing an uncertain future as they can no longer continue their education in the private medical colleges where they had been admitted.
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 had 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.
Meanwhile, 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.
Recently, TRR Institute of Medical Sciences and MIMS approached the High Court seeking a stay on the NMC order. Consequently, the vacation bench of HC out a stay on the NMC order of canceling admission of 150 fresh candidates at the TRR Institute of Medical Sciences until the Apex Medical Body takes a call on the statutory appeal filed by the aggrieved college.
However, when MIMS approached with a similar plea, the HC bench clarified that medical colleges cannot run with the help of stay orders.
At such an outset, the State Government has written to the Centre and they are now waiting for further communication, adds the Times of India. While commenting on the matter, a senior official from the State Health Department told the daily, "We have not yet received the communication from NMC on the seat cancellations. We have written to the NMC and the centre seeking clarity on how to go about accommodating the students in case the stay is turned down as it happened today. Now it is clear that the students will have to be reallocated which is not an easy task. We will first need to create so many seats for which the NMC has to give orders. After the creation of seats the entire admission process including counselling will have to be repeated."
Even though the erstwhile Medical Council of India (MCI) had cancelled admissions, it was done for the next year. Therefore, the issue of creating seats did not occur.
"This is the first time that such an action has been taken retrospectively which has complicated the issue. It is not going to be an easy task," further mentioned the official.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.