143 MBBS students of defunct SIMSR transferred to other medical colleges: Karnataka DME order
Bengaluru: 143 MBBS students of defunct Sambhram Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (SIMSR), who alleged gross deficiencies at the institute and urged for transfer so their studies don't get affected, have been shifted to other medical colleges in Karnataka.
The confirmation to this effect comes recently with a notice uploaded by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) on its official website clearly mentioning the Director of Medical Education's order to the medical colleges to admit these students and allow them to attend their classes.
Via the notice, the medical colleges are issued the following directions:
The colleges are hereby directed to admit the candidates as per the orders of the Directorate of Medical Education and allow the students to attend the classes as mentioned (in the list attached)
Further, as the university has already approved the admissions of these candidates, the candidates need not submit the original documents at the time of reporting to transferred colleges.
However, the candidates shall fulfil the minimum attendance criteria and internal assessment criteria before appearing for the next examination.
Stating the aforesaid in accordance with the letter of the Director at DME, the term of the students transferred from SIMSR to other private medical colleges are fixed as per the document attached below:
To view the fixation of the term of students transferred from the SIMSR to the private medical colleges in the state of Karnataka and the official notice issued by the RGUHS to this effect, click on the link mentioned below:
Medical Dialogues had earlier reported about the case of the medical college which was shut down after gross deficiencies were found at the institute.
The 2016-17 batch became an orphan batch after the Medical Council of India (MCI) came up with an advisory denying permission to admit MBBS students for the academic year 2017-18 and 2018-19 in the medical college due to the lack of infrastructure and faculty facilities.
A plea was moved by these MBBS students with the High Court of Karnataka seeking a declaration of the Sambhram Medical College, KGF, as a 'defunct institution' and seeking relocation to other recognised medical colleges.
In their petition, the medicos stated; "..there is a severe shortage of faculty in the college and almost nil footfall of patients in the attached hospital, in which the petitioners are unable to receive any clinical training. It is further submitted that no classes are being held from the start of third year and prior to two days of the inspection visits by the Medical Council of India, the College garners destitute, orphans from orphanages and elderly from the old age homes who are portrayed as patients. It is urged that the college also hires practicing doctors to play the role of lecturers during the inspection."
The petitioners further added that they are "forced to remain in the college which are rendered defunct."
Taking up the issue seriously, the State Government in a meeting held with the Directorate of Medical Education (DME) and chaired by the Deputy Chief Minister and the Minister for Medical Education Dr CN Ashwath Narayan decided to shift the medical students to government colleges as per availability of seats.