Chintpurni Medical College, Pathankot, conducted counselling for its 150 MBBS seats here on Monday. Before the counselling, students had to sign an undertaking that they were taking admission at their own risk and that it was provisional. Also, they had to surrender the management quota seat already taken by them in private medical colleges of Punjab.
The counselling, which was scheduled to start at 11am at the Civil Hospital; Phase 6, was delayed by about six hours. The college, which was not allowed by the Medical Council of India (MCI) to admit students, finally got permission to do so on the basis of the Supreme Court’s recent interim order.
The undertaking also states that if the apex court decides against the college in the writ petition regarding admissions, the student will lose his/her seat and will also have no claim over the already surrendered management quota seat.
Talking to HT, Hussan Lal, managing director, Punjab Health Systems Corporation, Punjab, said, “We had sent the Supreme Court judgment to the advocate general’s office. Soon after receiving the same, we started with the counselling.”
A senior official said, “If the college, by the time the MCI holds the next inspection, is not able to rectify its shortcomings, students will not only have to forfeit their security of Rs 10 crore but also their admission will be rendered invalid.”