The Punjab unit of the Doctors Federation of India has appealed to the state government to contest the case strongly against Adesh University in the Punjab and Haryana high court.
Dr DC Sharma, president of the federation, said the students who were already admitted to the colleges in a centralised counselling for all state medical colleges conducted by Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS), Faridkot, would suffer.
He said the counselling at the BFUHS was conducted on merit, based on the results of the All India Pre-Medical Entrance Test conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education, so it must prevail.
Dr Sharma said the refusal of the management of Adesh University to admit the 150 students admitted on merit at the central counselling was sufficient proof of its mal-intentions.
The federation alleged that the Medical Council of India had reduced seats in state government medical colleges, whereas it was generous to private medical colleges like Adesh Medical College, Bathinda; Gian Sagar Medical College, Banur; and the Mullana medical college in Haryana.