Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi Mar 14:
The Supreme Court today posted the next hearing on the Jaring-based Sardar Rajas Medical College (SRMC) in Odisha’s Kalahandi to April 19.
The case was scheduled to be heard today after the court directed the state government on January 12 to relocate the students of SRMC to three private colleges in the state.
Hearing the petition filed by medicos of three medical colleges challenging the Orissa High Court order, the apex court posted the next hearing to April 19.
In its earlier order, the apex court had directed the state government to complete the admission process within seven days keeping the admission fees at par with the government medical colleges in the state. Besides, the court had cautioned the students not to resort to agitation defying which action will be initiated against the violators.
Notably, the Medical Council of India (MCI) had withdrawn SRMC’s recognition and affiliation on ground of poor infrastructure and inadequate faculty strength earlier last year.
The students had then approached the Orissa High Court for reprieve. The court had asked the state government to facilitate admission of Sardar Rajas Medical College students in two government and three private medical colleges.
Following this, a Special Leave Petition (SLP) was filed by students of three medical colleges of Odisha (VIMSAR, MKCG and Hi-Tech) at the Supreme Court challenging the High Court decision.
Besides, the students had staged protests in VIMSAR and MKCG medical colleges preventing the Rajas students to go ahead with provision admission in government colleges.