Medical colleges recognised, courses unrecognised
STUDENTS WILL gain admission to recognised medical colleges, but receive unrecognised degrees after completing their courses. This may sound unbelievable, but it is true!india Updated: Mar 26, 2006 01:08 IST
STUDENTS WILL gain admission to recognised medical colleges, but receive unrecognised degrees after completing their courses. This may sound unbelievable, but it is true!
The Medical Education Directorate will start UPPGME counselling from April 5 for admission to postgraduate courses in seven government medical colleges and two private medical colleges.
The government has allotted 335 seats to the State for admission to postgraduate courses, including MS Anatomy, MS Obstetric and Gynaecology, MD Microbiology, MS Orthopedics, MD Paediatrics, MD Pathology, MD Pharmacology, MS Surgery in King George’s Medical University (KGMU), King George’s Dental University (KGDU), the Gorakhpur, the Kanpur, the Meerut, the Jhansi, the Allahabad and the Agra Medical Colleges.
Ironically, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has withdrawn recognition to 105 postgraduate seats allotted to various medical colleges. Even after the instructions of the MCI, the medical colleges have failed to fulfil the norms set for teaching postgraduate courses.
Last year, the Allahabad High Court had directed the Medical Education Department not to admit students on unrecognised seats.
Majority of the students were admitted in anticipation that the course would be recognised in due course. But, even after completing the course successfully, the students found their fate hanging in the balance, as the course was not recognised by the MCI.
Again, students are being admitted on unrecognised seats.
Out of 44 postgraduate courses in Jhansi Medical College , only 10 are recognised.
Out of 31 postgraduate courses in Gorakhpur Medical College, 28 are unrecognised. Medical Education Department officials said they hoped that the MCI would give its recognition to all the courses.
With 245 teachers’ seats lying vacant in the medical colleges, the chances that the MCI will grant recognition to the courses is dim.
The Medical Education Department was directed to expedite recruitment of teachers in the medical colleges, but in vain.
Meanwhile, the counselling for the all-India seats has been postponed on the direction of the Supreme Court. Medical Education Department officials said though the Central Government had urged the State to postpone the UPPGME counselling, the State Government was yet to respond to the Centre’s request.