The Medical Council of India (MCI) has dropped a “letter bomb” on eight students of Chintpurani Medical College, asking the authorities to discharge them from the college soon.
The students are in a fix over the fresh MCI directions. Stating that it would fightback the MCI to keep the interest of the students intact, the college management accused the medical body of harassing the college and its students. In a meeting, on December 16 last, the MCI executive committee passed a resolution, which was also sent to the college through a communiqué, and a copy of which is also with Hindustan Times.
The MCI in its communiqué observed: “The college has admitted 101 students for MBBS course in the academic year 2014-15. After perusal of records, it was noted that the directorate of medical education (DME), Government of Punjab, had submitted a list of 98 students for admission to the MBBS course at Chintpurani Medical College, of which the college admitted only 93 students.
The remaining eight students were admitted from the All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Test (AIPMT) list. Swaran Salaria, chairman of the college, said, “The admission of the eight students was cleared by a committee formed by the DME, and then the same was submitted by Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot.”
“These students had paid `26,250 each as fee under the state quota for the year 2015-16 and were asked to join the Chintpurni Medical College. It’s in black and white,” Salaria said.