Chintpurni Medical College, Pathankot, chairman Swaran Salaria has rubbished the allegations of 38 MBBS students of the first batch as malicious and claimed that the management has up-to-date recent mandatory permissions for running the institute.
These students have been demanding that they be shifted to another college, alleging that the degrees lacked validity as the college lacked approval from the Medical Council of India (MCI).
Salaria said of the batch of 150 students, only 38 had been protesting.
“These students, instigated by anti-institute elements, are demanding shifting to another college, even as Chintpurni Medical College also fulfills all conditions. The students and their parents even knocked the doors of the Punjab and Haryana high court. However, their plea was not considered,” said Salaria.
He added that there was no provision of students being allowed to life colleges under the MCI rules and warned that students missing classes could lose a semester due to shortage of attendance.
“MCI rules mandate that a new medical college gets permission for the first batch only, since infrastructure has been developed for the first year. We add infrastructure and facilities later and by the time the first batch gets into the final year, final permission is granted.”