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Posted at: May 27, 2019, 7:15 AM; last updated: May 27, 2019, 7:15 AM (IST)

MCI ‘no’ to admission for150 Chintpurni college seats

Cites lack of infrastructure, shortage of teaching & technical staff
MCI ‘no’ to admission for150 Chintpurni college seats
It will cause great prejudice to any student who is permitted to be admitted in the college which is completely defunct and without students, teachers and other facilities. — Order by Medical Council of India

Balwant Garg

Tribune News Service

Faridkot, May 26

The Board of Governors in supersession of the Medical Council of India (MCI) has denied permission to Chintpurni Medical College (CMC), Pathankot, to conduct admissions on 150 MBBS seats for the academic year 2019-20.

On March 31, 2017, the Ministry of Health had debarred the college from conducting admissions for 2017-18 and 2018-19 and asked the MCI to encash the bank guarantee of Rs 9.5 crore furnished by the college.

The college is owned by a senior BJP leader. In its order dated May 20, 2019, the Board of Governors has conveyed to the director of the college that there was a complete failure on the college’s part in creating proper infrastructure in accordance with MCI regulations.

“It will cause great prejudice to any student who is permitted to be admitted in the college which is completely defunct and without students, teachers and other facilities,” reads the letter to the director of the college.

The director had approached the Board of Governors on April 13 to permit them to conduct for admissions from the current academic year.

In June, 2011, the Central government had granted permission to the college to conduct admissions on 150 MBBS seats for the first time. However, the permission for academic years 2012-13 and 2013-14 was withheld as an inspection of the college by the MCI had found gross deficiency of teaching faculty, clinical material and other facilities.On September 26, 2016, a Supreme Court-appointed oversight committee granted conditional recognition to the college. Another assessment of infrastructure was made on March 7, 2017, and gross deficiencies were found.

On the recommendation of the MCI, on March 31, 2017, the Ministry of Health debarred the college from holding admissions for 2017-18 and 2018-19.

After this, the 2011-12 batch of students of and 2014-15 batch of students were shifted to other medical colleges in the state on the directions of the Supreme Court.

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