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Intake barred at Pathankot college

Vishav Bharti, Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, May 28, 2014
First Published: 11:06 IST(28/5/2014) | Last Updated: 11:10 IST(28/5/2014)

The Medical Council of India (MCI) has barred Chintpurni Medical College, Pathankot, from admitting MBBS students for the upcoming session.

It takes 150 seats off the total number in the state. After annual inspection, the council had recommended to the union government on April 28 to stop the 2014-15 batch intake and not renew the permission.

Sources in the MCI said it had taken the decision on April 16 after serious deficiencies in the college human resource and infrastructure had come to light.

Even in 2012, on similar grounds, the college raised in 2011 had failed to secure this permission.

Even last year, the permission was first denied after initial inspection and given only in last July. For any reconsideration, the MCI will have to conduct a fresh inspection after the college has claim that it has addressed all deficiencies.

The MCI being a constitutional body, even the union and state governments can’t change its decision.

It is the council choice to conduct fresh inspection or not but the college management and principal Dr KC Manchandra are both hopeful.

Last year, the Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences, Jalandhar, also had lost per mission to admit students, and 150 MBBS seats had gone off the system.

The MCI inspected the college last week only and will decide its fate a week later.

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