Hours after the high court directed the Punjab government to re-shift final-year students of Chintpurni Medical College in Pathankot on the basis of a fresh merit list, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences on Friday called these students for counselling on May 10.
The counselling will be held at auditorium of the Guru Gobind Singh government medical college in Faridkot.
The court’s directions came after bunch of petitions raised objection to the initial shifting criteria adopted by the department of medical education and research. As many as 141 students were shifted to 8 medical colleges across the state last month after a two-year long legal battle.
The petitions were primarily filed by those shifted to the Gian Sagar Medical College in Banur and Adèsh Institute of Medical Sciences, Bathinda, as they were unhappy over not being shifted to government colleges.
Hearing all parties, the high court on Friday directed the medical education department to make a fresh merit of all students who were recently shifted and submit a status report on May 12.
Medical education secretary Hussan Lal said as per the court directions, the merit will be prepared based on their selection in the Chintpurni college.
“Those admitted under the government quota seats will be given preference in government colleges, while those admitted under the management quota will be considered for private colleges in the fresh list,” he said.
The number of students to be shifted has increased to 150 from 141 after nine remaining students also got permission from the medical council of India for the same.