Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jan 15:
The counselling of Jaring-based Sardar Rajas Medical College students for admission into three private medical colleges in Odisha began today. After online enrollment, the students will be allotted seats tomorrow and will take admission on January 18.
Following the Supreme Court judgment on the transfer of 124 Sardar Rajas students to private medical colleges in the state and barring them from taking admission in government medical colleges, the Directorate of Medical Education & Training (DMET) Odisha had published a notification for counselling scheduled for today.
The Sardar Rajas students will have to again undertake counselling and lock their choices online from 10 am to 1 pm today.
The 15 students who have already taken admission in Hi-Tech, KIMS and SUM hospitals in management and NRI quotas will not take part in the counselling process. This counselling will be conducted for remaining students of the beleaguered private medical colleges for the academic year 2013-14 and 2014-15.
Of the three medical colleges in Odisha, each private college will admit 36 students each.
For the academic session 2013-14, 28 students and eight students for 2014-15 will be admitted. The students will lock their choices on Friday. The students can download their allotment letter from 10 am to 5 pm on January 17.
On January 18, provision admission process will begin at DMET office here. The admission of students of 2013-14 batch having rank 1 to 54 will be held from 11 am to 1 pm. The students of 2013-14 batch having ranks from Rank 55 to 85 will take admission between 3 pm and 5 pm. Similarly, students of 2014-15 batch having rank 1 to 24 will get provisional admission in DMET office.
The students are supposed to report to their allotted colleges on January 18 and 19, according to the notification.
Notably, the Medical Council of India (MCI) had withdrawn its recognition and affiliation to the Koraput-based private medical college on ground of poor infrastructure and inadequate faculty strength last year. The students had then approached the Orissa High Court for reprieve.
The High Court had directed the state government to allot all 124 students to various medical colleges in Odisha.
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 Orissa High Court decision of admission of Sardar Rajas medical college students in two government and three private medical colleges in the state.