Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Nov 18:
Odisha High Court today gave its verdict on the Sardar Rajas Medical College admission row and asked the government to facilitate admission of the students into various other medical colleges of the state.
As per the verdict, while the students of government quota would be moved to government run medical colleges, the management quota students would be shifted to private medical colleges. The court has asked to complete the admission process within next two weeks.
“The Court today asked the government and the MCI to end the logjam and focus on the future of the students instead of raising issues against each other. The students who had taken admission under government quota would be shifted to two government colleges such as MKCG and VIMSAR and those who took admission under private/NRI quota would be shifted to private colleges,” said Senior Lawyer Pitambar Acharya.
The students expressed their satisfaction with the verdict.
“We had been facing a lot of difficulties since past three years. We had informed the government, however, the uncertainty continued. We had approached the court in July and after a three month long battle, we are happy to realise that we would be able to continue our classes. The court has strictly asked the government to implement the proposals of MCI within December 9. We are very happy with the verdict,” said a student of the Jaring based medical college.
Notably, the Medical Council of India (MCI) had cancelled admissions to this college for the 2015-16 academic session citing lack of adequate infrastructure in the college.
Odisha Government, however, had recently expressed its inability to accommodate the students of this college in other medical colleges of the state in a meeting convened by the Union Health ministry at New Delhi on November 9. The government had been explaining that the students of this college don’t fulfil the eligibility criteria as per AIPMT rankings to get admission to government run medical colleges. So far as private run colleges are concerned, intake bar on Hi Tech and KIMS make things difficult.