Tribune News Service
Faridkot, October 29
The Department of Medical Education and Research (DMER) today granted permission to Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Banur, to admit 150 students in the MBBS course for the academic year 2020-2021. The medical college was closed three years ago due to various controversies over financial mismanagement.
The DMER has allowed the college to make admissions after the Medical Council of India (MCI) and Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) had given their nod, and the college had deposited a bank guarantee of Rs 1.4 crore in favour of the Medical Education Department.
Earlier, the state government had issued essentiality and an NOC to the college on August 29, 2019, and BFUHS had also allowed provisional affiliation to the college on April 28.
With these 150 MBBS seats, there will be total 1,375 seats in the course in all nine medical colleges in the state. This includes 600 seats in three government medical colleges at Faridkot, Patiala and Amritsar, 100 seats in DMC, Ludhiana, 75 in CMC, Ludhiana, 150 in SGRD Medical College, Amritsar, 150 in Adesh Medical College, Bathinda, and 150 in PIMS, Jalandhar, other than 150 in Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, for this academic session. The admission process has already been started by the BFUHS.
The MCI and the Dental Council of India had withdrawn the recognition of the medical college of the Gian Sagar Educational and Charitable Trust in 2017 after the management failed in coming up with any concrete revival plan for the institute, which was facing a financial crisis. The government at that time had also shifted around 1,500 medical and dental students of the college to other medical institutions operating across the state to complete the remaining years of their courses.
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