“Sardar Rajas medical students have been successfully admitted into government colleges,” confirms Pitambar Acharya, Senior Counsel, Odisha High Court.
Acharya divulged that the status report received from the Odisha Government on Monday confirmed that the procedure of reallocation of Sardar Rajas Medical students has been successfully completed in MKCG medical College, Berhampur, and VIMSAR in Burla, respectively.
He further informed that the Medical Council of India (MCI) in an executive body meeting decided to raise the number of seats in the colleges where the medicos have been re-allocated and a decision on the same would be in force by January 11.
“As of now the admission procedure has only been complied with. We would ensure that the students participate in the curriculum and attend classes regularly. Identity cards would soon be issued and a guard on any indiscrimination against the students would be kept on check,” he added.
Following the High Court order issued on December 9, the state government had started the process of shifting these students into other medical colleges. Out of these 124 students, 55 have been shifted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur and 54 to Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research in Burla, while the remaining 15 students have been admitted in three private medical colleges– Hi Tech Medical College, KIIMS and Sum Hospital in Bhubaneswar. The admission procedure was held on December 22 and 23 on the basis of ranking of the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT).
Pertinently, the MCI withdrew its recognition and affiliation to the Sardar Rajas Medical college on grounds of poor infrastructure and inadequate faculty strength earlier this year.
Monday, 04 January 2016 – 2:11pm IST | Aurosmita Acharya @ iamin.in