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Gian Sagar medical college crisis: HC gives a week to Punjab for plan to shift students

Essentiality (or consent) certificate has been withdrawn by state government for MBBS and MDS courses

education Updated: May 11, 2017 22:37 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
Employees protesting at the college over non-payment of salaries.
Employees protesting at the college over non-payment of salaries.(HT File Photo)

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Thursday gave one week’s time to the Punjab government to submit a plan for shifting of the 350-odd MBBS and MDS students of Gian Sagar medical college in Banur which is in deep financial crisis.

The direction was given on the petition of students seeking shifting to other colleges, following which the state advocate general, Atul Nanda, told the court that the essentiality (or consent) certificate for running the college had been withdrawn by state government for MBBS and MDS. All the students would be shifted to private and government medical colleges in Punjab, for which the Union government has also been informed to direct the Medical Council of India (MCI) to expedite the process, he informed.

Upon a demand raised by the petitioners’ counsels, senior advocate Gurminder Singh and Puneet Gupta, that students be allowed to attend classes pending the finalisation of the plan, Nanda said the matter would be discussed with top officials and the court would be informed on the next date of hearing. The matter was adjourned to May 16.

First Published: May 11, 2017 22:36 IST

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