ANGERED OVER their uncertain future, final year students of RD Gardi Medical College demonstrated at the Vikram University on Wednesday. The students have completed their studies and according to the academic calendar, their examination should have been conducted in March 2006.
But the VU has kept the matter pending reportedly on the directions of the Medical Council of India (MCI), the governing body of private medical colleges in the country. The MCI had conducted inspections at the college and found the facilities inadequate particularly with regard to teaching faculty.
The Council, according to sources had written to the university that it had not yet recognised the college for degree purpose and hence the university is not announcing the examination schedule.
Distressed over the issue, several students sat outside the university gate demanding early conduct of the exams. Student Pravin Singh said 400 students were facing uncertain future and have become pawns in the tiff between the MCI, VU and college administration.
‘‘We have completed our studies and want degree to start our vocation,’’ he added. VU Vice Chancellor Ram Rajesh Mishra maintained that the university would conduct exams once the MCI directs accordingly.
On the other hand, College director Babulal Jain told the Hindustan Times that the letter of the MCI was misinterpreted by the university. He said the matter would be sorted out soon.