SC order causes trouble for 40 Medical Colleges

September 25, 2014

Forty medical colleges are facing a dilemma as the Supreme Court has ordered them to allow admission of students only after they file an undertaking that comes with many conditions.

 These colleges moved to the apex court after the MCI refused them permission for admitting students after some serious lapses were found in their infrastructure and faculty requirements during surprise inspections.

 In view of the dire shortage of doctors in India, the Supreme Court intended to modify the earlier order and grant a relief to avoid a large number of MBBS seats get wasted.

 The bench said that these colleges, which claim to have set right the irregularities, must file individual undertakings stating that the shortcomings have been corrected. If the claim is found to be false or incorrect during the next MCI inspection, the institution would lose its Rs 10-crore bank guarantee.

 Thus the colleges will be financially destroyed accepting such conditions and not accepting them will lead to 5000 MBBS seats going vacant and wasted for this academic year.

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